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by cardiffrob
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Value of a spare prop?
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Thanks. It is a 58/30 KF in plain finish with a 100mm VW bolt pattern. Originally for a FRED with an 1835. Only just come out of the box.
by cardiffrob
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Value of a spare prop?
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Cripes! Wasn't aware they were so pricey. This one is barnd new and has never been fitted.
Thanks.
by cardiffrob
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Value of a spare prop?
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Value of a spare prop?

I've got a new Ken Fern wood prop as a spare and someone wants to maybe buy it. Any idea what it is worth? I bought it as part of a project a few years ago so don't know what it would have originally cost.
Cheers
Rob
by cardiffrob
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Learning from the airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Not sure if this would help anyone, but I'm a CAA accredited CRM instructor as well as an ATPL on Boeings. Does the LAA have any use for me? The qualification can be used outside the airline business.

Rob Thomas
Cardiff (and sometimes back in Bournemouth)
by cardiffrob
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: FRED dimensions.
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Thanks, but the wings hang aft of the sternpost when folded. I forgot that bit! DOH! :oops:
I THIIIIIINK I've got 20 feet and 4 inches from wall to door plus a bit more if I go sideways instead of straight in.


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by cardiffrob
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: FRED dimensions.
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

FRED dimensions.

Does anyone know the length of a FRED with the tailplane off? I'm after an approx for the tail to the prop tip so I can work out the length of garage I need. I'm moving house so I haven't got the paperwork here and I'd like to know if I can cancel the hangar charges and drag FRED to my new home. I s...
by cardiffrob
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Aeroshell Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

I had one of those "Big Mister" hats that got handed out at the Kemble rally in about 2006. Mine got lost whilst sliding down one of those zip-line things off of a large sand dune and into a fresh water sink hole (about 500 foot deep) on the edge of the Amazon jungle. That hat must've had about 1/4 ...
by cardiffrob
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW Engine case replacements
Replies: 15
Views: 12561

Nick. I think it says Autocraft in the pic. Can't remember where I found the picture.
by cardiffrob
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW Engine case replacements
Replies: 15
Views: 12561

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One of these would be great for a onversion since you could get a larger capacity without weakening the case. Quite pricey, though.
by cardiffrob
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: T45 Steel Tube
Replies: 7
Views: 5498

Wot. Building another FRED????
by cardiffrob
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW - Dual Fuel Pump - Anyone done it
Replies: 7
Views: 3998

For £25, it might be worth getting a second pump, fixing it in series and trying it to see if one will work with the other dead via a left-right-off switch.
by cardiffrob
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA conspicuity trials
Replies: 34
Views: 18256

Reading the finer print of the original post, from what I can remember from my VGS days, the Grob motorgliders used at Syerston were exempt from having to carry Mode S. Has this changed?
by cardiffrob
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA conspicuity trials
Replies: 34
Views: 18256

Nick. Forget spelling your callsign in Morse code...just get it spelling out your unique ICAO 24 bit binary address

In my case it will be ....... 0100_00_000_010_01_1010100001

Cheaper than buying a Mode S transponder!
by cardiffrob
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA conspicuity trials
Replies: 34
Views: 18256

How about mandatory smoke systems?

Only half joking. Wouldn't it be great to have a tiny windscreen washer pump automatically delivering a tiny squirt into your exhaust pipe every 15 seconds to leave a dashed line wherever you go, thus pointing you out.
by cardiffrob
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW - Dual Fuel Pump - Anyone done it
Replies: 7
Views: 3998

On the pump I removed, if the drive fails then it becomes sealed and won't flow. If the diaphragm goes then I'm not sure. I ditched it because of known problems with flaking cadnium plating on the chambers, the extra fuel piping in the engine 'hot area' that was required to run from the tank to the ...