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by cardiffrob
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23841

Re: New SSDR regulation

Can anyone give me some advice? Having read some of the 'proposal' paperwork, am I right in assuming that... "300 kg for a single seat landplane, (or 390 kg for a single seat landplane of which at least 51% was built by an amateur, or non-profit making association of amateurs, for their own purposes...
by cardiffrob
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 1848

Re: VW Tools

Hello Ian. No, I haven't done any more on the Fred, but I'm back at work. Anyway, I did give Ron Tickner an old VW head to play with a while ago so that he could see if he could make a jig for cutting the heads. I've meant to get back to him but.... :D I'll give him a call and let you know. PS. If y...
by cardiffrob
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Aldon Amethyst ignition system
Replies: 4
Views: 3386

Aldon Amethyst ignition system

I've not had anything to do with this new system but thought it might be of interest to anyone playing with ignition on something like a VW. It seems to be something like the Leburg but programmable through a laptop.

http://www.aldonamethyst.co.uk/
by cardiffrob
Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Cowling bump
Replies: 5
Views: 3663

Re: Cowling bump

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j279/foggythomas/cowl6-1.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j279/foggythomas/cowl5-1.jpg If anyone gets stuck, I make stuff like this for vintage cars. No big 'charge'...just the cost of materials and postage. (unless you have any Austin Seven spares!) :D A few ...
by cardiffrob
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Leburg alternator CB tripping
Replies: 2
Views: 2763

Re: Leburg alternator CB tripping

Could it be overheating the regulator? Might be a good idea to consult the motorbike forums for tech answers since they had a lot of stuff on there when I was wondering why there were so many burnt ones on the shelf in the motorbike scrapyard! http://cbrforum.com/forum/tags/overheating/ http://cbrfo...
by cardiffrob
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW prop hub
Replies: 1
Views: 2487

Re: VW prop hub

If you've not yet found one, Rob, I might have one on the shelf.
I broke my back last year so it takes a bit of time to get to the garage. In a hurry for it? I could get a neighbour over.
Rob Thomas
Cardiff
01446 795489
by cardiffrob
Thu May 02, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: ID of old engine?
Replies: 3
Views: 4474

Re: ID of old engine?

Turns out it is the similar Nelson H-44 from the mid 1940's. 25hp+.

http://www.shu-aero.com/AeroPhotos_Shu_ ... O_3_02.jpg

How about a helium filled SSDR, anyone?
by cardiffrob
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: ID of old engine?
Replies: 3
Views: 4474

ID of old engine?

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Does anyone have any ideas what this engine is? An acquaintance was asking me if I could find out.

Cheers

Rob.
by cardiffrob
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Pobjoy Niagra, anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 1805

Pobjoy Niagra, anyone?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pobjoy-aircra ... 2578cc537e

Nothing to do with me but there are a few Swifts out there.
by cardiffrob
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Garage, with house included.
Replies: 0
Views: 1582

Garage, with house included.

Mods. Please delete/move if deemed inappropriate. :oops: The 'For Sale' section isn't quite right for it? I'm selling my house about 1/2 mile west of St Athan. It is ideal for a homebuilder since it has a 35 foot, well insulated garage with doors at both ends, several sheds, electric roller door at ...
by cardiffrob
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Octobers LA mag. : Superb
Replies: 6
Views: 3945

Re: Octobers LA mag. : Superb

Agree that this month was a cracker. Just a thought...is there any chance that access to some of those pics that are not used could be made possible? Surely there are hundreds of cracking shots that get dropped to the floor of the 'cutting room'? In the internet age it ought to be possible to upload...
by cardiffrob
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: G-OLVR Fred on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Re: G-OLVR Fred on ebay

Wasn't me. So, who bought it??? :D
by cardiffrob
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Electonic ignition advice requested Leburg failure
Replies: 6
Views: 4690

http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffypazon.htm

Whilst looking for bulbs for my 1932 Morris Minor I came upon this site which advertises a 'Pazon' system. Not sure if it is any good as a possible Leburg-esque ignition system for VWs.

Just for info.
by cardiffrob
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: PORTABLE VS FIXED VHF RADIOS
Replies: 12
Views: 6012

A true 1/2 wave Ae.does NOT need a ground plane
Curve is no problem.
If we are all agreed on this then I'll fire it up and find a radio ham.
Have you lot not read the latest LAA magazine
Yup! Not answered in there.

Cheers! :D
by cardiffrob
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: PORTABLE VS FIXED VHF RADIOS
Replies: 12
Views: 6012

I've been asking some Engineers about ground planes. If one has a 1/2 wave (3 foot-ish) aerial then do you need a ground plane under it? If so, does it have to be flat or can it curve down the side of a rounded fuselage? Any ideas? Valcom 760 panel mount. Seems to receive TWR from about 7 miles away...