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    Hi Laurent, An interesting idea, but as Madam...

    Hi Laurent,

    An interesting idea, but as Madam Breakneck mentions the load is taken on the fastener thread and may not be acceptable. Maybe with a slight redesign, the ball joints could be retained...
  2. Thread: Normality

    by Trident
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    Hi Peter, I don't know if its any help now but...

    Hi Peter,

    I don't know if its any help now but Skycraft near Holbeach are agents for Jabiru.
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    Just been thinking about all the comments and...

    Just been thinking about all the comments and maybe a normal-mode helical (rubber-duck!) mounted beneath the aircraft would give about the right performance - small aperture so low-gain (less than...
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    :02cents: Try Garboldisham, pronounced...

    :02cents: Try Garboldisham, pronounced Garble-sham, or Cley pronounced Cliy.
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    Just a few additional points to note: To seal...

    Just a few additional points to note:

    To seal the connections, don't use sealant that releases acetic acid when it cures as it will corrode the metal connections! Try to use a neutral-cure or...
  6. Thread: headset kits ?

    by Trident
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    Hi Paul, If my memory serves me right, they are...

    Hi Paul,
    If my memory serves me right, they are surface-mount. I built a couple of the kits some years ago and fitted them into Alpha helmet shells I got off fleabay. They are still in use and work...
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    Hi Andy, My problem turned out to be a duff...

    Hi Andy,
    My problem turned out to be a duff pressure transmitter. It was one I got off eBay and it only lasted a couple of years. I've now got a genuine VDO replacement from Parts for Aircraft and...
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    Good luck with your approval application. You...

    Good luck with your approval application. You sound like an ideal candidate to take over some of the P&M activities then?
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    From what I was told, the A1 approval was going...

    From what I was told, the A1 approval was going to remain valid for a short while so it could hopefully be transferred to a new owner. Whether that will actually happen or how long it would be kept...
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    Yes that's great knowing of companies who can...

    Yes that's great knowing of companies who can almost certainly supply much of the standard hardware, but how many of the P&M Parts Manuals give the exact details of each component? For my Quantum,...
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    If no-one takes up the P&M reins and carries on...

    If no-one takes up the P&M reins and carries on making or supplying parts and the BMAA take over engineering responsibility for the orphaned aircraft types, what's the feasibility of the BMAA...
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    Thanks for the advice. I've spoken to Bill at...

    Thanks for the advice.

    I've spoken to Bill at P&M who sent the photo below. This shows the pipe they had made for remote mounting the sensor on a flexwing.

    They don't have a great deal of info...
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    Below is my cautionary tale regarding oil...

    Below is my cautionary tale regarding oil pressure transmitters and "alternatives".

    I've had indication issues with a non-Rotax/non-VDO oil pressure transmitter on my 912 Quantum and have been...
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    Hi, I'm interested in your approach to remote...

    Hi,
    I'm interested in your approach to remote mounting the pressure transmitter, so just wondering if you can provide any more details please so I can do it on my Quantum? I've spoken to the BMAA...
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    Was that to fix a trim actuator?

    Was that to fix a trim actuator?
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    Hello, Just looking on the P&M website at the...

    Hello,
    Just looking on the P&M website at the Quik/GT450 parts list, it only shows a trim actuator with a 30mm travel Tyco 100k slide pot. Is there another version of the actuator with the...
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    I've just found another source of Bing carb bits:...

    I've just found another source of Bing carb bits: http://www.sky-craft.co.uk/

    They appear to be cheaper than Skydrive for some parts.

    I'm awaiting their response regarding my first purchase,...
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    I think however easy you make it to find a...

    I think however easy you make it to find a product, there are always people who are too lazy to look for themselves or read the instructions and "Techniques" were developed to deal with them such as:...
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    The RS business model was/is that they have the...

    The RS business model was/is that they have the part in stock that will fix your machine that's down and you can have it within reason as quickly as you want, but it will cost you more than you'll...
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    Yes, I worked for them in Corby for 16 years. ...

    Yes, I worked for them in Corby for 16 years.
    CPC are OK if as you say you're not in a hurry for the parts. I suspect they have faster postage options if you want to pay extra for them although...
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    A good source of components and other bits and...

    A good source of components and other bits and bobs is CPC (Cut Price Components....LOL) who are part of Premier-Farnell based in Leeds: https://cpc.farnell.com/
    Orders over 5 ex VAT are free...
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    Not necessarily. A capacitor will show open...

    Not necessarily. A capacitor will show open circuit if you use a normal multimeter, but it depends on how you test it. Essentially, if it is fully discharged when you first test it, the meter will...
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    Looking at the photos, I think it could be a...

    Looking at the photos, I think it could be a relaxation oscillator driving the coil which then produces the very high output voltage. There seems to be a voltage multiplier circuit in the 4 red...
  24. Thread: Stolen Engines

    by Trident
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    Nice work Muttley. I note a quick search on the...

    Nice work Muttley. I note a quick search on the web shows a PO box costs typically 3 per month to maintain, so it's certainly not a free option. I'm guessing the rules for motor vehicle...
  25. Thread: Stolen Engines

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    Thanks to all who have commented on this issue...

    Thanks to all who have commented on this issue I've raised. There are obviously people out there who have a far better understanding of the laws and Acts under which the CAA have decided to publish...
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