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by cardiffrob
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rivet gun choices
Replies: 11
Views: 8271

Re: Rivet gun choices

Still no joy. LAS didn't have any idea about 'used' ones and I've not had a reply to the last 2 questions I sent them, so, I'm still in the market if anyone wants to clear their garage!
by cardiffrob
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rivet gun choices
Replies: 11
Views: 8271

Re: Rivet gun choices

Ahhh, I missed the rally. Just got out of hospital after having 3 vertebrae welded and pinned together.

Thanks, guys.
by cardiffrob
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Wanted. Rivetting tools. Cardiff
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

Wanted. Rivetting tools. Cardiff

Hello. I'm looking for a 2X gun, snaps, countersinks etc to start me on my way. I've got several non-structural jobs to do plus an ali bodied Austin Seven that looks odd with a few hundred pop rivets in it. If anyone has some used tools then I'd be grateful for a chance to buy them. Thanks Rob, near...
by cardiffrob
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rivet gun choices
Replies: 11
Views: 8271

Re: Rivet gun choices

Thanks, Harry and Rob. If I can't find a 'used' toolkit then I'll try them for new stuff. Ideally, for cost reasons, a used set would be needed since I'm going to need snaps, countersinks etc as well as the gun. Soon adds up! I've got a few feelers out at the local college, the airport and some adds...
by cardiffrob
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rivet gun choices
Replies: 11
Views: 8271

Rivet gun choices

Probably sounds like a silly post but after having riveted lots of aircraft over the years, always using guns borrowed for the purpose, I find myself wondering which gun to buy. I assume that the cheapo sub-£30 Ebay 'chisel guns' lack the slow initial touch and will only go at full wallop. If I want...
by cardiffrob
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Leburg Ignition - Battery Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 6803

Re: Leburg Ignition - Battery Replacement

FWIW, I prime it with 4 blades with the throttle open and then it fires, usually with the first light tug (Not "SWING") of the next blade with the throttle set for about 600 rpm idle. I don't have a primer so I drain the carb float bowl and lines before filling with new fuel and that seems to make a...
by cardiffrob
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

http://library.propdesigner.co.uk/html/gottingen_535_characteristics.html Profile for Gottingen 535. From Google/Wiki... At sea level and at 15 °C, air has a density of approximately 1.225 kg/m3 (0.001225 g/cm3, 0.0023769 slugs/ft3) according to ISA (International Standard Atmosphere). Reynolds numb...
by cardiffrob
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

John. There are some grandfather rights for aircraft up to 390kg MTOW so long as they were homebuilt (etc etc) so mine would be 'in' on that score but the stall speed is an issue that the CAA are already looking into. Difficult to prove until the aircraft has flown so there may be need of some sort ...
by cardiffrob
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: ARV Super 2 at Oshkosh. Photos found
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

ARV Super 2 at Oshkosh. Photos found

I found a couple of photos from around 1989 of the ARV trip to Oshkosh. Does anyone want a copy for posterity? I know I have some more yet to find and am happy to pass any on. There are some brochures and assorted other bits stuffed away in the loft, too.
by cardiffrob
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

I've just been informed that changing to SSDR is not possible unless the aircraft was previously within the Microlight category and that if it was under the LAA umbrella then it cannot move to SSDR. That's scuppered my plan, then.

Time to close the workshop door again. :(
by cardiffrob
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

Last permit renewal flight in 2003 ended up in a field full of hay bales. Scratch one engine and one undercarriage leg! If The FRED was permitted to 'go SSDR' then I assume I could fly it quite soon but it might be that the regs would require it to be finished to 'LAA spec' before it can be test flo...
by cardiffrob
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

300 kg for a single seat landplane (or 390 kg for a single seat landplane of which 51% was built by an amateur, or non-profit making association of amateurs, for their own purposes and without any commercial objective, in respect of which a Permit to Fly issued by the CAA was in force prior to 1 Jan...
by cardiffrob
Sat May 31, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

Sorry to be a bit dim, but... ...Can a Fred, stalls @ 40 mph (according to spec sheet), weighing 354 MTOW, built and flown in the 1980s now be eligible for SSDR? I have a photo of it showing 28kts at some point whilst still airborne so I was also wondering how one converts from indicated to calibrat...
by cardiffrob
Thu May 15, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

Still no news? I can't find anything on Google, etc.
by cardiffrob
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23839

Re: New SSDR regulation

Fingers crossed!

I've just been dumped from the 757/767 fleet onto the 737. I need something to cheer me up. :cry: