Search:

Type: Posts; User: Sean Dougan

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    212
    Views
    36,612

    Doubt you'd add much weight from sizing up the...

    Doubt you'd add much weight from sizing up the fasteners.
    AN3-20 is about 10g, AN4-20 about 16g.

    Could probably do the front one as well to make it a bit more robust. 3/16 toothpicks do strike...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    535

    You can adjust the Kollsman window to realign it....

    You can adjust the Kollsman window to realign it. There's a small flat head screw next to the adjuster knob. Loosen it but don't completely remove, then push it sideways away from the adjuster. ...
  3. Replies
    212
    Views
    36,612

    I see what you mean about the fabric there. ...

    I see what you mean about the fabric there. That's a shame, unless non-tinted nitrate was used.
    For reference, here's a piece of Poly-Fiber. You can see the pink base layer quite clearly.
    15202
    ...
  4. Thread: Mag Drop

    by Sean Dougan
    Replies
    24
    Views
    1,177

    Pretty much yes, Roger. Although there's two...

    Pretty much yes, Roger. Although there's two types depending on if it's an ignition power coil tapped one with the Ducati system, or one driven off a generator coil with the Bosch points ignition....
  5. Replies
    212
    Views
    36,612

    Don't use shrinking dope on polyester. That...

    Don't use shrinking dope on polyester. That stuff is only for cottons and linens.
    There were two main covering types used, Randolph Ceconite and Stits Poly-Fibre. They're not interchangeable so...
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,335

    Three weeks. Heh, sorry, bit of a joke that. ...

    Three weeks.

    Heh, sorry, bit of a joke that. Some friends of mine built a SkyRanger. When they first got the kit the question was asked how long it'd take, 'Three weeks!' one confidently...
  7. Replies
    23
    Views
    3,288

    If I recall correctly his is a series 5 that's...

    If I recall correctly his is a series 5 that's been subsequently heavily modified. The STi is a more recent version, possibly borrowing from some of the things he's done.

    A kit minus engine would...
  8. Replies
    23
    Views
    3,288

    Endgame aircraft for me is a Kitfox S7 STi...

    Endgame aircraft for me is a Kitfox S7 STi retrofitted with the classic round cowls. That's what I'm working towards and will likely have the money for a kit once I've got all the current projects...
  9. The aircraft operate according to the...

    The aircraft operate according to the requirements laid out in Technical Information Leaflet 32. Every 50hrs the log books get audited and countersigned by an inspector to ensure all maintenance has...
  10. I get that Peter, that's my point. The owner of...

    I get that Peter, that's my point. The owner of the machine is responsible for the airworthiness. If they carry out maintenance then they need to check that everything is working correctly...
  11. Why isn't any of this being checked when the...

    Why isn't any of this being checked when the vehicle is serviced? Why the need for a devolution of responsibility and relying on a check pilot noticing a difference in characteristics?
    Are no...
  12. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,645

    Thrusters are very tolerant to being kept outside...

    Thrusters are very tolerant to being kept outside under covers. Mine used to be until I finally got my own hanger.

    The covers are usually 900gsm PVC truck curtain-side material. Two flat sheets...
  13. Replies
    11
    Views
    943

    If that's the one with Trevor Davis, it's not...

    If that's the one with Trevor Davis, it's not fake. There is a video out there of an X-air that does switch to a model for the flying.
    Incidentally, back in the early days when the UK dealers were...
  14. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: Oh excellent, glad to see it's working for you,...

    Oh excellent, glad to see it's working for you, Roger. Actually looks quite a tidy job on the veroboard there.
    The instrument panel is real nice. A proper job on a well thought out layout.
    ...
  15. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,079

    Yeah, but not because of some misplaced sense of...

    Yeah, but not because of some misplaced sense of superiority. I'll leave that for the flexwingers.
    I just like the whole bush plane ethos. Real envious of the American fellows who have an enormous...
  16. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,079

    I have both a Thrasher and a 'Fox. Realised I...

    I have both a Thrasher and a 'Fox. Realised I haven't flown the latter for nearly six years now as I grounded it for maintenance, which became a restoration job, but keeps getting pushed to the...
  17. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: Cool, good to hear you're sorted. Blink is...

    Cool, good to hear you're sorted.

    Blink is included with the Arduino IDE programmer along with a load of other examples. They can be called up by clicking on File, then Examples >.
    The actual...
  18. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,163

    Doesn't hurt to make an effort to get an aircraft...

    Doesn't hurt to make an effort to get an aircraft balanced for the flight mode where it spends most of its time though. Means it can fly itself without having to be constantly leaned on. Not so...
  19. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: Sorry to hear you're having issues there. Those...

    Sorry to hear you're having issues there. Those faults aren't something I've come across myself, but I'd started on the basic Uno boards, getting some idea of how they all worked before moving on to...
  20. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: I was tired. So missed it completely. Anyway,...

    I was tired. So missed it completely.

    Anyway, trace layout of the prototyping board. Mirrored as it's the underside view.
    Blacks are component spots, blues the two chips. I thought doing that...
  21. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: I couldn't be sure. Can't remember why I did...

    I couldn't be sure. Can't remember why I did what I did.
    Had to check with one of the aircraft just now.
    Bypassed the diode with a jumper wire and the thing triggered off on cranking the engine...
  22. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: Got distracted by other things last couple of...

    Got distracted by other things last couple of days. Anyway, circuit diagram is fixed and is changed on original post. Only difference is that additional capacitor (put it across Vcc and Gnd of the...
  23. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: Really? So easy to get bits from Farnell or RS...

    Really? So easy to get bits from Farnell or RS here. Actually the resistors and capacitors all came from bulk packs from Maplin.
    Got loads, so if you are stuck I can send some on.

    Actually,...
  24. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: Of course, if you wanted it really simple just...

    Of course, if you wanted it really simple just replace one of the mag switches with a double throw. Connect negative of meter to the opposite pole, so you're earthing either the P-lead or the meter....
  25. Replies
    43
    Views
    7,489

    Sticky: Here we go. Had to convert my notebook scribbles...

    Here we go. Had to convert my notebook scribbles into a more respectable drawing. This device works by switching the earth of the hobbs. Works for mechanical gauges.
    ...
Results 1 to 25 of 40
Page 1 of 2 1 2