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by Nick Allen
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Which Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

Re: Which Aircraft

Grob 109 or Dimona H36 motorgliders get close to the spec. There are several H36s for sale in that price range on the continent. (Not Permit, of course.)
by Nick Allen
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Help needed with SSDRs
Replies: 38
Views: 41000

Re: Help needed with SSDRs

That's really useful, thanks!
by Nick Allen
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: undercarriage compression rubbers
Replies: 10
Views: 8360

Re: undercarriage compression rubbers

When we refurbished the undercarriage of our Jodel D9 what came out looked very, very much like rubber doorstops! We replaced them with natural rubber bobbins, from here: http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/product/4068/female-cylindrical-rubber-stop-wds-714/ We were advised by a Jodel expert that 60 shore was ...
by Nick Allen
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Luciole, FIXED LEADING EDGE SLAT, reduce stall speed ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6947

Re: Luciole, FIXED LEADING EDGE SLAT, reduce stall speed ?

I've seen 65kph quoted -- that's 35.09kt: isn't that 35 within the limits of ASI accuracy!? Perhaps you should talk to Richard Teverson (though his luciole.co.uk website seems not to be working at the moment).
by Nick Allen
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Luciole, FIXED LEADING EDGE SLAT, reduce stall speed ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6947

Re: Luciole, FIXED LEADING EDGE SLAT, reduce stall speed ?

How far off is the stall speed? I don't have the LAA article to hand, but I thought it was very close to 35kt. Would it not be worth considering vortex generators before attempting to add slats?
by Nick Allen
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Modifying Leburg.
Replies: 5
Views: 6806

Re: Modifying Leburg.

I thought that a Megajolt system, apart from having to program it (and I'm sure someone somewhere has done what you need!), was about a simple as it got... However, I've just seen that Sky-craft say "Hot News! We are now able to adjust the timing curve [of the Leburg system] to suit various other 2 ...
by Nick Allen
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flying in Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 2693

Re: Flying in Italy

I go to Italy quite often, and speak a little Italian, but I've only flown GA as a passenger...and I don't think the guy made any calls -- it was a quiet day at the strip(!) However, I know a couple of Italian pilots, so I can see what I can dig out from them. Or, if you go to the Flyer forum, track...
by Nick Allen
Tue May 10, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Light Aviation magazine letters page
Replies: 10
Views: 6445

Re: Light Aviation magazine letters page

Letters are fine. But to be honest the last thing I would like to see in the LAA mag is seven pages of them. If we want debate, we have this forum*; we can save the trees for something else. So why not post your letters here, and let's have a discussion about it...? (*Though it's a shame this forum ...
by Nick Allen
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: How to become an LAA Inspector?
Replies: 11
Views: 8443

Re: How to become an LAA Inspector?

given the amount of Inspectors we already have I doubt gaining another one is a pressing issue for him. Possibly -- but given the demographic of the LAA there is likely to be churn (a polite way of saying they die off!), plus inspectors are not evenly spread around the country (especially taking in...
by Nick Allen
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Members' Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 4466

Re: Members' Survey

I was slightly flummoxed by that one too... Hinton doesn't have an ICAO designator, but has a lot of aviation-related activity, several runways, a maintenance company, fuel pumps...so strip didn't seem quite right. I plumped for local aerodrome...
by Nick Allen
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Italian NPPL
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: Italian NPPL

I looked into a parallel situation for an Italian friend who moved here and had an Italian microlight licence, and wanted to fly here (and ultimately fly non-microlights). The solution seemed to be to go via a LAPL issued in Italy -- the LAPL had only just come out when we looked into this, and the ...
by Nick Allen
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Is this month's mag out yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Is this month's mag out yet?

...Because I've not got mine, and I'm getting withdrawal symptoms -- and I want to read about the Panther!
by Nick Allen
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Licences and medicals
Replies: 26
Views: 15554

Re: Licences and medicals

While it is in some ways a pity that the rest of Europe couldn't be persuaded to adopt the NPPL (not for want of trying, I believe), which seems a good system for leisure flying, it seems to me that the LAPL is a pretty good compromise alternative -- reduced medical requirements (both in terms of st...
by Nick Allen
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Titanium Tube
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: Titanium Tube

Have you tried any of the guys who fabricate titanium exhaust systems for cars/bikes? If they don't have the quality you need, perhaps they could point you to a supplier.
by Nick Allen
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Free compressor
Replies: 6
Views: 4024

Re: Free compressor

I could give the compressor a good home -- but don't want to start a fight over it! (I'm in Oxford if that's geographically convenient.)