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by Ian Law
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Inspect your Jerry cans!
Replies: 28
Views: 11553

I leave my Jerry can in the boot while filling up. Guess you might also put in 10 litres at one filling station and the rest at another, to avoid arousing any suspicions? Having Googled this issue, I see that storing(& transporting) 20 litres of petrol in a single can is normally illegal, unless you...
by Ian Law
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Propeller builder/supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 4131

Paul,

Try Page 10 of July 2007. This the report you need?

Ian
by Ian Law
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Carriage cost of propeller
Replies: 6
Views: 3475

Brian,

I used "Fastlane International" last year and found them good value.
Think their web link might be: www.wedelivertheworld.com
Sorry, I can't find their phone number or e-mail, right now.

Best of luck!

Ian
by Ian Law
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Aerocar N103D Flying Plane
Replies: 1
Views: 2209

The Aerocar doesn't interest me but its designer,the late Molt Taylor, also designed the "Mini-Imp" which I considered building many years ago. The Mini-Imp had possibilities but would have been too costly for me. Drawing samples sent to me by Molt were of a very high quality and I think the aeropla...
by Ian Law
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New Fabric Aircraft Covering
Replies: 21
Views: 13724

Looks as though Oratex might suit my project and I'll bear it in mind when the time comes for covering. The non-gloss finish would be more suitable, anyway, for my aircraft. The instructions don't have a lot to say about wood airframes and the method shown for covering (tailplane) flying surfaces sh...
by Ian Law
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Mode S Update
Replies: 14
Views: 6626

My situation is similar to that of CH. I share his concerns about mode S -and his gratitude to the L.A.A. for their efforts on our behalf. I notice that the price quoted by one U.K. supplier is £1,449 including V.A.T. This is a large chunk of my humble flying budget - most of my annual allowance, in...
by Ian Law
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Metalwork and bending
Replies: 2
Views: 3504

Colin,

Try May and August 2007.

If Santa's giving these away, I'd like one, too.

Ian
by Ian Law
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Fuel Gauges?
Replies: 18
Views: 14723

David, The plans for my Boredom Fighter project show a float system using a “simple” swinging arm arrangement. This is made from two short lengths of stainless 1/8”OD wire. The shaft exits the tank through a flanged hole in the upper tank wall and is sealed by means of flexible tubing. The outer end...
by Ian Law
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VSI : Adjusting/repairing.
Replies: 2
Views: 3260

eyesoar,

Many thanks. I will give them a ring.

Ian
by Ian Law
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VSI : Adjusting/repairing.
Replies: 2
Views: 3260

VSI : Adjusting/repairing.

I have a small 2" Aerosonic VSI, for use in my project. Externally, there is no sign of damage and the needle moves freely with gentle changes in pressure. Unfortunately, when at rest, it indicates a very slight rate of descent and this can't be corrected by turning the small adjusting screw on the ...
by Ian Law
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Continental A-65 - Thrust washers?
Replies: 2
Views: 3778

Thanks Ian - I'll pass these details on.
by Ian Law
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Sealing gasket for fuel filler pipe through curved deck ply
Replies: 9
Views: 8145

I'm trying to come up with a solution to a very similar problem with a group owned Aeronca and would also be interested in any solutions offered. On my Boredom Fighter project, there is a ring shaped scupper welded to the tank and surrounding the filler neck, with a drain pipe leading overboard. Thi...
by Ian Law
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Continental A-65 - Thrust washers?
Replies: 2
Views: 3778

Continental A-65 - Thrust washers?

Can anyone help with advice on a source of thrust washers for a well used A-65, with a crankshaft that has been taken down to - 20 thou. During a re-building session the other night, we discovered that our new washers ( regret I don't have the part number right now ) were clearly the wrong profile a...
by Ian Law
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Lightest tailwheels
Replies: 15
Views: 14607

Cardiffrob,

The book was "Landing Gear Design for Light Aircraft" : L. Pazmany & I think it used to be available from the PFA bookshop. (I borrowed mine from the Devon Strut "library" many years ago.) There may be other books now that have more info. on composite landing gear design?

Ian
by Ian Law
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Lightest tailwheels
Replies: 15
Views: 14607

I replaced a very heavy steel leaf spring and Supermarket trolley wheel/castor on Taylor Monoplane G-SUZY with a much lighter laminated GRP spring (Pazmany book used as a guide) and an own design locking tailwheel unit. The plastic spring worked OK for the short time I flew it, but did make the tail...