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by Tom Sheppard
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Norwich bids for Lebensraum
Replies: 39
Views: 27105

I am completely in agreement Bill. Freedom of information request about their traffic movements and a legal challenge on the basis of falsified figures
should be considered forthwith.
by Tom Sheppard
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Rallied!
Replies: 36
Views: 19838

My first visit and it took my breath away.
A splendid day out. Met lots of people, absorbed lots of advice, lusted after lots of aircraft and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Heartfelt thanks to all on the organisational team.
by Tom Sheppard
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Olympic AFPEx test day
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

Being for the detriment of Mister Kite:
stay on the ground. You may adversely affect the profitability of the great spectacle of amateur sportsmen and corporate sponsors of this nine billion pound exercise in national vanity. (Bread and circuses, anybody?)
by Tom Sheppard
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Vans circuit diagram wanted, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2532

Thank you. I'm much inclined to agree, especially as the reported cause of the problem was an overvoltage alternator. As it is not my aircraft (and I have yet to see what I am taking on,) I'm inclined to test every circuit and see what is good (and sufficiently well made,) before any radical surgery...
by Tom Sheppard
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Vans circuit diagram wanted, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2532

Thank you Steve. I'll contact the owner and ask him to send me a copy as he ought to have it.
by Tom Sheppard
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Vans circuit diagram wanted, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2532

Vans circuit diagram wanted, please.

I'm researching the RV9 in order to help somebody free one from the grip of electrical gremlins. Owner has no circuit diagram for the aircraft and I'll have to generate one from the existing birds' nest in order to create a test programme for that before we connect the new panel up. I know that they...
by Tom Sheppard
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: The motor we've all been waiting for!
Replies: 4
Views: 4393

You don't need high revs, you need torque and the side valve delivers on that score. It is narrow and light as well. I think it is a very sound proposition.
by Tom Sheppard
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LA August.
Replies: 0
Views: 1413

LA August.

Full of good things; nice 'planes, fascinating articles. Well done to Brian and his team.
by Tom Sheppard
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Night/VFR/IFR/IMC In Permit A/C
Replies: 48
Views: 28149

Thank you. I'm very glad to hear that Brian.
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Night/VFR/IFR/IMC In Permit A/C
Replies: 48
Views: 28149

In the light of this informed and informative debate, I am minded to alter my opinion slightly. Although I have nothing against progress, I would expect that a sizeable majority of us own less than £20,000 worth of aircraft (allowing a syndicate of four to have an £80K 'plane.) Nice if you have the ...
by Tom Sheppard
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Night/VFR/IFR/IMC In Permit A/C
Replies: 48
Views: 28149

Hear, hear.
by Tom Sheppard
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: French Customs ? e.g. Abbeville any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3617

Splendid! glad you had such a good time.
by Tom Sheppard
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Woodworm Prevention
Replies: 6
Views: 5094

Linseed oil and lamp oil is much favoured by house restorers, 1:5 ratio but if it has lasted 94 years without treatment, the creepy crawlies don't like it anyway.
by Tom Sheppard
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: SO >>>>>>>>>>>> What is
Replies: 8
Views: 3286

Very little money was spent on getting the VW engine right (Arbeit macht frei,) but I take your point. This engine has been run on ethanol in Brazil for decades but it has a starter motor with a big battery and flywheel to get it up to a sustainable and continuous cranking speed as well as an igniti...
by Tom Sheppard
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: Does anybody want a Southampton Strut?
Replies: 5
Views: 5778

Thanks to those of you who contacted me regarding the establishment of a local strut. I'm sorry to say that the idea has not proved popular enough to form one under the LAA rules which require ten members.