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by coxargus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Bungee Shock Cord Tool
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Bungee Shock Cord Tool

Will it work with Piper 'Hydrosorb' units? - not all of them will.
Thanks
Frank Cox















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by coxargus
Mon May 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: 9.7mm hand reamer
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: 9.7mm hand reamer

These folk may be able to help - if not in stock they can sourse it for you.
www.tracytools.com

I know the problem - forking out many £s for a one job tool!

Frank
by coxargus
Wed May 06, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Spraying my aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Spraying my aircraft

I invested in one of these - simple to use and set up (Poly Fiber paints) https://www.axminstertools.com/fuji-semi-pro2-hvlp-spray-system-501285 Worth every penny for a professional finish to what, after all, has been a labour of love. You can always sell it if you have no further use for it. Frank ...
by coxargus
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mild Stuff - Cleaning
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Mild Stuff - Cleaning

'Simple Green'

https://www.simplegreen.co.uk/index.php ... cleaner-uk

No wax in it so good for matt finishes

Bugs and oil just slide off with no effort - brilliant stuff.

Frank
by coxargus
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio problems Icom A220 intercom noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Radio problems Icom A220 intercom noise

It seems you are not the only one - Super cub folk 'over there' don't like it

https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthre ... =icom+A220

Frank
by coxargus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Duralac/JC5A and Cromate confusion.
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: Duralac/JC5A and Cromate confusion.

I've heard it said that if JC5A is used where skins overlap there will be a problem with achieving a good paint finish as the 'goo' will creep out and the paint will lift at the skin joints. Apparently some paint shops may reject a job where it has been used - possibly worth thinking about.

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: cockpit notice labels
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: cockpit notice labels

Get some made at your nearest sign making business to your own design but with the correct wording.
Frank Cox
by coxargus
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: AT3000 altitude encoder
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: AT3000 altitude encoder

Are you sure it's the encoder and not the altimeter?
Anyhow this might point you in the right direction
https://www.airwich.com/uploads/3/4/7/3 ... manual.pdf
I don't think there will be a 'Home Fix'.
Best of luck
Frank
by coxargus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Degaussing/demagnetizing
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Degaussing/demagnetizing

I am getting close to finishing my rebuild project and am now clearing up the smaller items. However the mag compass is 'Stuck on 100*' regardless of the aircraft heading although when removed it is fine. The bracket in which it is mounted is clamped to the main spar carry through tube, and was for ...
by coxargus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

These people could well have what you are looking for
https://www.rhnuttall.co.uk/

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?

I have found the same anomaly during my Argus rebuild - are the bolts the correct length? - I found some that were one size too long.
Frank Cox
by coxargus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: removing paint from aluminium
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: removing paint from aluminium

For small items I soak them in cheap thinners (gun wash) - it normally softens everything except 2 part epoxy - for larger areas an old towel soaked in said thinners spread over the area does the job. When the paint is soft, or even flaking, remove with a soft scraper and finish gently with a maroon...
by coxargus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Out of the box
Replies: 21
Views: 3513

Re: Out of the box

The Buccaneer had audio AoA from its inception in the late 50s/early 60s but we always checked it was 'On speed' for the AUW. To rely solely on it without cross checking when established on finals can lead to fast/slow 'problems' if the calibration has slipped.

Frank
by coxargus
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Sealant for fuel system pipe fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: Sealant for fuel system pipe fittings

I use 592 but ensure that the first three or four threads of the male fitting are left 'clean'. It's anti-galling properties allow you to get the fitting really snug. 592 does not set dead hard and there is absolutely no problem unscrewing the fittings - have done it many times. Cleaning old sealant...
by coxargus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Training on permit aircraft - what are they checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 1751

Re: Training on permit aircraft - what are they checking?

Surely a quick call to the office would have resolved the delay without resorting to an implied public 'winge'. You have not said if you have done so.
They are there to help and in my experience are very willing to do so.