View RSS Feed

Recent Blogs Posts

Share you experiences with everyone else. Your hints and tips may be invaluable to others.

  1. Another few Steps Closer to Flying

    Last Sunday I spent a couple of hours returning the 503 onto the back of the Quantum. It's a nice light engine so was not too much of a hassle to manage on my own. Whilst I was at it I removed the Pylon so as to carry out Service Bulletin 117 on the Pylon Hang Point Bush, which although not too bad, was rotating. I got the Service Bulletin sorted last Monday and now have a perfect Hang Point Bush. I also had no Gas Strut for lifting the Wing, so I ordered one and the accessories from P&M Aviation. ...

    Updated 28-02-15 at 00:02 AM by damienair

    Categories
    Plane Restorer Blog
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 051.jpg 
Views:	785 
Size:	117.2 KB 
ID:	12090   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 049.jpg 
Views:	729 
Size:	101.6 KB 
ID:	12089   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 048.jpg 
Views:	742 
Size:	87.5 KB 
ID:	12088   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 047.jpg 
Views:	710 
Size:	83.0 KB 
ID:	12087   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 045.jpg 
Views:	717 
Size:	109.0 KB 
ID:	12086  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 043.jpg 
Views:	764 
Size:	111.3 KB 
ID:	12085   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 056.jpg 
Views:	739 
Size:	114.7 KB 
ID:	12091   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Quantum 503 Engine Install 055.jpg 
Views:	739 
Size:	112.4 KB 
ID:	12092  
  2. The Pics from last August and September when I was Cleaning G-BZJO

    Please see attached pics from Initial Purchase and last August and September following previous Blog. This was when I was first preparing G-BZJO for the sky with the help of my Hanger Buddy Steve. G-BZJO going to her new home - Thanks to Michael Carter for the Transport. The Clean-up and Testing.

    Updated 23-02-15 at 19:02 PM by damienair

    Categories
    Plane Restorer Blog
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	090 - Damien's New Quantum BZJO.jpg 
Views:	769 
Size:	118.7 KB 
ID:	12066   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	089 - Damien's New Quantum BZJO.jpg 
Views:	740 
Size:	129.5 KB 
ID:	12067   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	August 2014 127.jpg 
Views:	715 
Size:	99.5 KB 
ID:	12068   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 023.jpg 
Views:	742 
Size:	89.2 KB 
ID:	12069   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 022.jpg 
Views:	753 
Size:	105.2 KB 
ID:	12070  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 027.jpg 
Views:	731 
Size:	134.0 KB 
ID:	12071   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 016.jpg 
Views:	741 
Size:	194.9 KB 
ID:	12072   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 049.jpg 
Views:	783 
Size:	137.5 KB 
ID:	12073   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 055.jpg 
Views:	748 
Size:	92.2 KB 
ID:	12074   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 058.jpg 
Views:	743 
Size:	82.0 KB 
ID:	12075  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	September 2014 065.jpg 
Views:	735 
Size:	90.3 KB 
ID:	12076   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Johns Wedding 080.jpg 
Views:	753 
Size:	66.6 KB 
ID:	12077  
  3. Getting back up there again

    Last Summer was one of the Worst of my Flying years so far. Family, Home, Work, Weather and Technical Issues conspired against me. I logged just 8 hours in 2014 and flew for just 3 days. Two of those days were back to back because of flying to an overnight Flyin and Hooley in the Hanger at the Finn Valley Flying Club in Donegal. During the Summer months I noticed a post from a Gentleman, Fellow Microlighter and Commercial Pilot whom was looking at buying an XL. After making contact through a Private ...

    Updated 23-02-15 at 19:01 PM by damienair

    Categories
    Plane Restorer Blog
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	June Flying 2013 003.jpg 
Views:	740 
Size:	114.7 KB 
ID:	12045  
  4. OMG another addiction

    Like many here I guess I have always had the yearning to fly but whenever Id looked into it the costs were just too much.


    So it was on one of these regular yearnings that I stumbled across a video of a microlight landing in Malaga which fired my interest in flexwing aircraft and having a teenage son realised that this could be a lifelong inspiration for both him and me.


    Since then I have spent the last couple of months obsessed by all thing microlight ...
  5. restoration of the Mule

    hi all here are some photos of the work i have been doing on a Blade that i have restored the plane was bought in bits and in a bit of a state as you can see also classed as destroyed ,,, After 4 months of hard work you can see the results , its had a respray , powder coated engine has been vapour blasted , to much to list
    I gave it the name the MULE because it was as stubborn as a mule and fought me every step of the way (You would not believe the problems i have had i could write a book) ...
    Categories
    Plane Restorer Blog
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2240.jpg 
Views:	756 
Size:	229.4 KB 
ID:	5819   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2231.jpg 
Views:	758 
Size:	234.4 KB 
ID:	5820   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2204.jpg 
Views:	775 
Size:	239.2 KB 
ID:	5821   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2208.jpg 
Views:	746 
Size:	185.6 KB 
ID:	5822   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	plane biluding 003.jpg 
Views:	884 
Size:	223.4 KB 
ID:	5823  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	holls 340.jpg 
Views:	743 
Size:	144.6 KB 
ID:	5824   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2236.jpg 
Views:	750 
Size:	149.3 KB 
ID:	5825   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2249.jpg 
Views:	751 
Size:	143.9 KB 
ID:	5826   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2268.jpg 
Views:	752 
Size:	238.9 KB 
ID:	5827   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2271.jpg 
Views:	744 
Size:	137.1 KB 
ID:	5828  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast