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by Ian Melville
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Corban 27l joint compound
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Re: Corban 27l joint compound

That is a new product to me, and reading the spec it would appear to be a good replacement. I do like the fact that it can be cleaned up with a Citrix based cleaner(or MEK), whereas Duralac sticks to everything forever :lol: The one downside I can see is that it is non-drying(as is Duralac), and is ...
by Ian Melville
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of the L
Replies: 18
Views: 8689

Re: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of t

Adding to Keiths point. There is a lower number of PilotAware units out there compared with the number of ADSB in the heavy metal. I used to go for flights 1 and not see any P3i, which made testing difficult. Now I am seeing one of two on most flight. Note 1: If you filter out all the high level ADS...
by Ian Melville
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: ADS B
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: ADS B

Also, if using pilot aware check that the hex code and aircraft I'd are changed from those for your aircraft these are added to filter out your aircraft in flight but when ground testing that is exactly what you want to see. I'd forgotten all about that. No you will not see yourself on your own Pil...
by Ian Melville
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: ADS B
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: ADS B

Hi John, I know nothing about the kit you have, but do have quite a bit of experience with PilotAware. There are two reasons why ADSB receivers may not see you. 1. They cannot see the transmissions. As you are transmitting on the Transponder antenna, I suspect this will be on the belly of the aircra...
by Ian Melville
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: Oxford LAA Group Meeting Wed 14th February 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1073

Oxford LAA Group Meeting Wed 14th February 2018

Next Talk Wednesday 14th February at 8 pm Guest Speaker: Mike Edwards (MBE) Subject : Spitfire Singh & the Indian Historic Flight Location: Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Woodstock , OX20 1HT Guest entry is £3 each and includes sandwiches after the talk, or you can join the group for £25 a year. Some of...
by Ian Melville
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Air Courtage - "LAA insurance"
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: Air Courtage - "LAA insurance"

Peter, I have no experiance of this package, but there has been a couple of articles in LAA Today explaining how it works. I suspect the LAA would have given the details a thorough going over before they endorsed it. My Visicover renewal is not due yet, but I will be investigating it, as I do have a...
by Ian Melville
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Prekote Surface Pretreatment
Replies: 13
Views: 5395

Re: Prekote Surface Pretreatment

We are using Randoph and Ceconite on our Vag in the Spring. Just the wings for us, as the Fuz was done more recently. That way we can be assured it all matches.

My reasearch is for an all metal aircraft project.
by Ian Melville
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Prekote Surface Pretreatment
Replies: 13
Views: 5395

Re: Prekote Surface Pretreatment

VAT I can get around :wink: but won't unless I have to. LAS refused to sell me Stewart Systems on the grounds that it contained hazardous solvents, yet Airworld was happy to and did a sample batch of products. Since the system is water based, I would have thought it was OK. Though I am not entirely ...
by Ian Melville
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Prekote Surface Pretreatment
Replies: 13
Views: 5395

Re: Prekote Surface Pretreatment

Thanks Tony, I'll order some through LAS. BTW who is the UK supplier? I found all the info, but was getting annoyed that I could not find a seller in this country. Seems to be the same with paint. You find a manufacture and product you would like to try, and no UK seller to be found :roll: obviously...
by Ian Melville
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Prekote Surface Pretreatment
Replies: 13
Views: 5395

Re: Prekote Surface Pretreatment

Richard, through who did you get the PreKote? In the UK I seem to keep coming up with the marine product Pre-Kote. LAS don't stock, but I suppose I could order using the AS code through them.
by Ian Melville
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Countersunk Bolts Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: Countersunk Bolts Wanted

Well done LAS :D
by Ian Melville
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Licence - Medical and flying to France.
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Licence - Medical and flying to France.

Gerry, there is no such thing as a LAPL Class 2, you held an EASA LAPL medical or an EASA Class 2 medical As far as I know, you only need an EASA LAPL medical to fly in France with your EASA LAPL Licence. Note: there is not actually a massive difference between the EASA LAPL Medical and EASA Class 2...
by Ian Melville
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Licence - Medical and flying to France.
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Licence - Medical and flying to France.

LAPL or Class 2 and above?
by Ian Melville
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Prekote Surface Pretreatment
Replies: 13
Views: 5395

Re: Prekote Surface Pretreatment

Thanks Richard, what protection when spraying are you using? I cannot work out from the data sheets, what solvents are in use. I'm looking for water-based where possible. I seem to need to register to get safety data :roll:
by Ian Melville
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Prekote Surface Pretreatment
Replies: 13
Views: 5395

Re: Prekote Surface Pretreatment

I am using Prekote on my Groppo Trail before painting with a single coat Lechler two pack poly designed to be used without primer. Painted all the internal surfaces and was applied mostly by roller, a bit by brush and some by airbrush. Have also tested a Rustoleum paint, but it reacted to petrol. N...