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by Nick Allen
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mustang 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Re: Mustang 2

Gary and his Nexus...now that brings back memories of heated debates on the old bulletin board!
by Nick Allen
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: A company that can overhaul Limbach engines
Replies: 4
Views: 3218

Re: A company that can overhaul Limbach engines

Stu Hoy is the UK agent for Limbach. He dealt with our motorglider's Limbach after an "incident" required a shock-load test. But he sends the engines back to the factory in Germany. You could ask Ken Ballington at http://www.ukaircraftparts.com/ . He has rebuilt our engines in the past... I'm not su...
by Nick Allen
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: RPM "Danger Band" warning device?
Replies: 16
Views: 9187

Re: RPM "Danger Band" warning device?

Cool! Have you got any useful website links for us?
by Nick Allen
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 8828

Re: Briggs and Stratton aero engines

...or look at the Grass Strip blog (scroll down a bit):

http://grass-strip-aviation.blogspot.co.uk/

(Though this is also a reduction drive, so doesn't address Basil's engine mounting issue.)
by Nick Allen
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 8828

Re: Briggs and Stratton aero engines

Hi Basil, if you remove the flywheel, as I believe is done on the Luciole B&S engine, I think you can shave a lot of weight off: I've seen a weight of 23kg quoted for the 625cc. Perhaps a corresponding weight loss could be achieved on the larger one...
by Nick Allen
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 8828

Re: Briggs and Stratton aero engines

I talked ages ago to a couple of guys who used the B&S engines on hovercraft. I can't remember who I corresponded with (need to check back on an old computer), but it might have been these folk: http://britishhovercraft.com/Buy-A-Hovercraft/Briggs-Stratton-Hovercraft-Engines.aspx From my conversatio...
by Nick Allen
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 912s running too cool in Foxbat
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

Re: 912s running too cool in Foxbat

Are the thermostats working? (Eliminate the obvious :) ) And are the gauges/senders OK? (If perchance the temps were actually OK, but the readings wrong, then you might regret trying the raise the temperatures...)
by Nick Allen
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW pulled stud
Replies: 9
Views: 6508

Re: VW pulled stud

I thought I could recount the outcome... We decided to attempt this task in situ. We acquired a 1/2UNF × 10mm case saver (or rather a set),a shiny new 29/64inch drill, and a 1/2 UNF taper tap. We plugged all the orifices we could see with rag and tissue, moistened with WD40 so debris would stick to ...
by Nick Allen
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: sluka fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Re: sluka fuel

Something like this, but with a longer hose, perhaps?
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/karting/f ... jerry-cans
by Nick Allen
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW pulled stud
Replies: 9
Views: 6508

Re: VW pulled stud

Thanks for all the advice. I spoke to Barry Smith and he was very much in favour of case saver inserts (rather than helicoils). He did say that the Haynes manual torque figures are for 10mm studs, so are far too much for 8mm. (To quote him approximately "The Haynes manual has been responsible for bu...
by Nick Allen
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW pulled stud
Replies: 9
Views: 6508

Re: VW pulled stud

Bill, good point -- I'm not sure: one of the other chaps was doing the nuts. I'll check... Thanks for the reminder.
by Nick Allen
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW pulled stud
Replies: 9
Views: 6508

VW pulled stud

We were torquing up the newly refurbished cylinder heads on our D9 last night...and one of the studs pulled out of the crankcase. Has anyone had experience fitting "case savers"? (e.g. http://www.machine7.com/section.php?xSec=2784&jssCart=dd728a8eed5a3f7e4800edc8385d92d8 ) Is this a straightforward ...
by Nick Allen
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Heading to Europe - Advice Welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3399

Re: Heading to Europe - Advice Welcome

Hi Tim, I've sent a pm...
by Nick Allen
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Heading to Europe - Advice Welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3399

Re: Heading to Europe - Advice Welcome

Can I ask where you're heading to near Naples? I've got a friend (Italian) with a plane in that neck of the woods... I'm heading that way myself next week, but sadly by car.

Best, Nick
by Nick Allen
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Recommendations for Headsets
Replies: 9
Views: 6241

Re: Recommendations for Headsets

To be honest, I'm not sure which mark of DC headset I have! Just a bog-standard one...though when Richard did the conversion, he also supplied new gel seals. The electronics come from here: http://www.headsetsinc.com/ANR_kits.html Richard can be found here: http://www.anrman.co.uk/ANRconvkit.html By...