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by Nick Allen
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW revmaster
Replies: 2
Views: 2805

Re: VW revmaster

You could try Barry Smith -- there's not much he doesn't know about VWs and he was very helpful when I contacted him about a problem with our engine. His contact details are on his website http://www.acro.co.uk/html/acro_contact.htm.

What has been damaged?
by Nick Allen
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Hinged inspection panel -- where can we get one from?
Replies: 1
Views: 1764

Hinged inspection panel -- where can we get one from?

Our aircraft has a 5 inch diameter circular hinged inspection panel, the kind with a central push button to open them. Or at least it should do -- the latching mechanism has parted company and made a break for freedom, and the hatch is currently taped up. Any ideas where we can buy these from? The u...
by Nick Allen
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: corvair
Replies: 2
Views: 2598

Re: corvair

There was an article in the LAA mag a couple of (or more) years back about someone running a Corvair -- I'm afraid I can't remember more than that, though presumably, as Steve suggests, Engineering should have relevant information. If you look under "Corvair" on the Panther site, there is informatio...
by Nick Allen
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Workshop – how big?
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Workshop – how big?

Also posted on the Flyer forum, but thought I would canvass here too If one were to build an aircraft, how much workshop space should one sensibly allow? Area? Height? I realise this is a bit of a "piece of string" question, so let's assume we're building something straightforward -- Vans, Groppo, E...
by Nick Allen
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Jodel detained at Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 8926

Re: Jodel detained at Plymouth

This has been discussed at (very great) length on the Flyer forum... All I would add here is that glider pilots frequently land out on private land. The landowner is entitled to compensation for damage, e.g. to crops, but the aircraft owner is entitled to have their aircraft back in the same state i...
by Nick Allen
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 4291

Re: New member

Welcome! The short answer is that designing and building your own aircraft can be done, and indeed has been done. But it's a highly non-trivial exercise, so not something that many people do. That said, the new rules to de-regulate single-seat microlights may change things in this respect... Enjoy t...
by Nick Allen
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Jodel 120 Performance!?
Replies: 11
Views: 7056

Re: Jodel 120 Performance!?

100-105knts at 5000rpm
5000rpm sounds awfully fast to me...do they really spin that much?
by Nick Allen
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: landing tops (nose heavy ?)
Replies: 11
Views: 6346

Re: landing tops (nose heavy ?)

Have you tried keeping a little power on all the way down? Or alternatively a judicious waft of power to cushion the flare? (I fly a lightweight taildragger, and both of these techniques help.)
by Nick Allen
Thu May 21, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: LeBurg ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: LeBurg ignition

You could try this guy (recommended by some car sites):

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/mrretroleadsplugs/

Or

http://www.performanceleads.co.uk

(Does this mean the Plumb two-ship formation is nigh?)
by Nick Allen
Mon May 04, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Has anyone got a set of Jodel D9 plans handy?
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

Has anyone got a set of Jodel D9 plans handy?

We need to know the proper metric size for the bolts that hold the undercarriage on. (An overhaul has revealed an interesting mishmash of sizes on our D9 and we would like to know what they should be!)
by Nick Allen
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: NPPL Site
Replies: 8
Views: 4301

Re: NPPL Site

Hi Graham,
It might nevertheless be a browser issue. Try clearing your browser history.
by Nick Allen
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: New types progress chart...very out of date
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: New types progress chart...very out of date

That was quick! Thanks, Phil.
by Nick Allen
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: New types progress chart...very out of date
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

New types progress chart...very out of date

A posting on the Flyer forum prompted me to look at the "New types progress chart" on the LAA website:

http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co. ... Chart.html

But it's dated 4 May 2012!!! I really think it's time it was updated...
by Nick Allen
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Good Deals!
Replies: 21
Views: 31818

Re: Good Deals!

Great idea to post this here. Thanks!