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by PaulSS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Compass erroprs
Replies: 31
Views: 10459

Re: Compass erroprs

(a)When has that ever happened (and I'll tell you the answer if you like)? If the GPS constellation is being jammed then we've got bigger problems to worry about than a poxy wet compass and I'll probably be in a bomb shelter instead of puttering around in a homebuilt. (b)I think I did mention a magn...
by PaulSS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Compass erroprs
Replies: 31
Views: 10459

Re: Compass erroprs

Haha, I wonder how those with a vertical mount compass and no bubble manage when the electricity stops :D Yes, just chuck a magnetometer into the EFIS circuit and it'll calculate the wind for you. Or, as you've suggested, we can work it out using a whizz wheel (given track, heading, TAS and GS). But...
by PaulSS
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Compass erroprs
Replies: 31
Views: 10459

Re: Compass erroprs

I can't help but wonder why we (UK) still insist on equipping the aircraft with a compass. Sure, if it's your thing and you want to, then go ahead but mandating the fitment just seems daft to me. My panel design has an EFIS and an iPad, both of which will show me my magnetic track (which is all we'r...
by PaulSS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of the L
Replies: 19
Views: 9176

Re: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of t

I suspect this is the link, rather than the email address above:

http://www.rvuk.co.uk/news.php
by PaulSS
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of the L
Replies: 19
Views: 9176

Re: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of t

One thing, though... a number of early mode S transponders (mentioning no names, like Garmin) are not ES (Extended Squitter), a.k.a. ADS-B, capable. Yes, very good point, Rob. I'd forgotten that early Mode S transponders lacked the ES as all the new ones have it (and I've bought one that sounds lik...
by PaulSS
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of the L
Replies: 19
Views: 9176

Re: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of t

Having just read the article I'd like to point out a fairly glaring error in your table. Yes, it is true that P3I cannot 'see' ADSB, CAP 1391 etc but the PAW unit does more than just transmit and receive on 896 MHZ (P3I); it also receives on 1090 MHZ. SO, it can 'see' ADSB In and CAP1391 (I'm assumi...
by PaulSS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Backup Instruments Dynon D2
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: Backup Instruments Dynon D2

The use of other electronic backup instruments must be approved by LAA Engineering, e.g. by means of a modification approval or indication of the approved configuration in the type’s TADS. Note that as additional models are investigated as part of modification approvals, these will be listed here i...
by PaulSS
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Jacking up a wood+fabric aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Jacking up a wood+fabric aircraft

I don't know if something like the ones in this Kitfox thread would be any good. Basically just some cheap bottle jacks and a bit of welding:

http://www.teamkitfox.com/Forums/showth ... light=jack
by PaulSS
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 5263

Re: LAA Forum

I had the same thing, Colin, and it was a repetition of problem experienced during the rally. I click on the Forum and it starts to load but then the progress strip stops (at about 10%) and goes to sleep for ever more. Maybe the ladies in the office need a yellow sticky on the server power button th...
by PaulSS
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Leburg ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 3122

Re: Leburg ignition

It sounds very like all the information I've read on the Rotax 912iS engines, if LEDs are used for the LANE lights, instead of 'normal' filaments. Apparently the LEDs require so little juice to glimmer that a few 'resident' mA can cause you to think the lights are still illuminated. The Rotax soluti...
by PaulSS
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Replacing Vacuum Instruments
Replies: 8
Views: 4296

Re: Replacing Vacuum Instruments

How about the MGL Discovery lite? 7" screen and seems to do all the other stuff you'd like.

http://parts4aircraft.oxatis.com/mgl-av ... 02x2344979
by PaulSS
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Is installing a CO detector a mod?
Replies: 7
Views: 4745

Re: Is installing a CO detector a mod?

Next project after that will be FLARM/ADSB-in traffic info with a box such as Power-Flarm. Although I don't even own an aircraft (yet) I've done a fair bit of research on this and would recommend you take a look (if you haven't already done so) at the Pilot Aware kit. Using a simple USB 'converter'...
by PaulSS
Sat May 06, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Fun: Urban Air Samba at Popham - engine stopped - caption?
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: Fun: Urban Air Samba at Popham - engine stopped - captio

Looks to me like he's thumbing a lift from someone else :)