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by coxargus
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Sealant for fuel system pipe fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Re: Sealant for fuel system pipe fittings

I use 592 but ensure that the first three or four threads of the male fitting are left 'clean'. It's anti-galling properties allow you to get the fitting really snug. 592 does not set dead hard and there is absolutely no problem unscrewing the fittings - have done it many times. Cleaning old sealant...
by coxargus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Training on permit aircraft - what are they checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Training on permit aircraft - what are they checking?

Surely a quick call to the office would have resolved the delay without resorting to an implied public 'winge'. You have not said if you have done so.
They are there to help and in my experience are very willing to do so.
by coxargus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Becker 6201 interference
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Re: Becker 6201 interference

You may get some ideas by trawling through this-

http://www.supercub.org/forum/showthrea ... t=ignition

Frank cox
by coxargus
Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Fuselage Frame Fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: Fuselage Frame Fabric

I have used the Stits Poly Fiber system for my Fairchild Argus restoration - easy to use with an idiot proof manual that needs to be followed to the letter and all will be well. Chris and his son Alex, who took over the business from Tony Young, are most approachable and helpful. They always answer ...
by coxargus
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Crankshaft Cad plating
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: Crankshaft Cad plating

I have had 14k worth of extremely bad experience, as have others i speak to, with the UK company mentioned above - BEWARE!

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: LYCOMING O-235-K2B - Mogas
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: LYCOMING O-235-K2B - Mogas

Try looking here-

http://www.autofuelstc.com/approved_eng ... ames.phtml

they need to know the engine and air-frame combination

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: An open letter to the leadership of the LAA
Replies: 32
Views: 15375

Re: An open letter to the leadership of the LAA

Collision avoidance equipment - TCAS - has been around for years but Is just not practical, in my opinion, for our use due to cost amongst other things. It is designed for for use by IFR traffic. Also any thing which encourages us to 'Keep our heads in the office' staring at all the gizmos available...
by coxargus
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Windscreen Sealant
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: Windscreen Sealant

Thanks Tony for the link -
However this is classified as 'Dangerous goods' - I don't know why - so, expensive to ship.
Frank
by coxargus
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Windscreen Sealant
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Windscreen Sealant

I am interested in what folk are using for windscreen sealing. I was going for PR1425 at £38 for a 100ml semkit. Apparently this is no longer kosher and the 'Green' alternative is £134 +VAT!!! for the same 100ml. :( I want to avoid silicone as it is a brute to clean off if you need to paint/touch-up...
by coxargus
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Wanted - Slip Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 2901

Re: Wanted - Slip Ball

Perhaps one of these would fit the bill

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/in/ ... meter.html

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Moving aircraft project
Replies: 4
Views: 2893

Re: Moving aircraft project

I borrowed an open (not covered) glider trailer and used balks of timber as required under the fuselage of a Fairchild Argus and lashed the whole lot down with cargo straps - traveled over 400 miles with not a problem.

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: A Vote of thanks - Wessex Strut
Replies: 2
Views: 2940

A Vote of thanks - Wessex Strut

I would like to give a huge vote of thanks to the Wessex Strut for organising such a successful and enjoyable Fly-in last Sunday for their 40th anniversary, and the weather to go with it! Attendance was more than I have seen for a very long time insomuch that I noticed parking space was at a premium...
by coxargus
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Taper Reamer Request - .2474 to .3781
Replies: 13
Views: 9071

Re: Taper Reamer Request - .2474 to .3781

Oops - finger working quicker than brain! - sorry I was thinking of Tracy tools at Torquay - https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=tracy+tools+torquay if they are the same as Dartmouth then I don't have another suggestion. I have the same problem with having to buy a tool for just one job - very fr...
by coxargus
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Taper Reamer Request - .2474 to .3781
Replies: 13
Views: 9071

Re: Taper Reamer Request - .2474 to .3781

If you cannot borrow one try these people - excellent (24hr) service and good to deal with - I don't think their prices are excessive.

Frank