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Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2018, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By smarthawke

You could give Dave Lewis a call here: ...

You could give Dave Lewis a call here:

https://www.aviationheadsets.co.uk/
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2018, 21:26
Replies: 102
Views: 22,178
Posted By smarthawke

I realise itís impossible to imagine but some...

I realise itís impossible to imagine but some engineers actually hold a pilotís licence. Perhaps the unfortunate person involved in this incident, did.

As for moving it before the AAIB visited -...
18th Jan 2018, 08:59
Replies: 105
Views: 72,399
Posted By smarthawke

A bit of misreporting re G-LUSH I think. ...

A bit of misreporting re G-LUSH I think.

Accident 1, 2003 involved a hangar.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422fb90ed915d1374000823/dft_avsafety_pdf_023902.pdf

Accident 2...
31st Dec 2017, 12:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By smarthawke

Yup, not cheap. You could always contact DH...

Yup, not cheap. You could always contact DH Support and see if they have a non-current copy lurking about at a bargain price....
31st Dec 2017, 10:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By smarthawke

DH 2.2 is indeed the Flight Manual for the...

DH 2.2 is indeed the Flight Manual for the Chipmunk Mk 22 and 22A. Copies are available from DH Support:

http://www.dhsupport.com/archives/Publications_Status_and_Prices.pdf

DHSL | Chipmunk...
25th Dec 2017, 12:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By smarthawke

Good point, dont overfill, I forgot that one. ...

Good point, dont overfill, I forgot that one.

The nose wheel and tyre are different on the -181, it uses a 6Ē wheel and 6.00x6 tyre against a 5Ē and 5.00x5 on the -151/161.
25th Dec 2017, 09:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By smarthawke

The -151, -161 and -181 have the same airframe. ...

The -151, -161 and -181 have the same airframe.

Archer (181) is different firewall forward (engine, cowlings, spinner, prop). Back seats are different.

Early -151 had a different aileron set...
23rd Nov 2017, 22:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By smarthawke

The nice people at Lycoming publish all their...

The nice people at Lycoming publish all their Operator's Manuals online now:

https://www.lycoming.com/contact/knowledge-base/publications?field_category_tid=60&=Apply

(I know the OP didn't want...
12th Nov 2017, 13:09
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By smarthawke

My comments about the P2006T were attempting to...

My comments about the P2006T were attempting to allay your fears that an engine might suddenly run down without warning in flight (ĎIMCí) as you have experienced when taxying with cold engines,...
11th Nov 2017, 19:24
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By smarthawke

Just to keep things in perspective, the P2006T...

Just to keep things in perspective, the P2006T does not in my experience (maintenance of and being involved with operations of many of the type over a number of years) suffer from carb icing in...
11th Nov 2017, 10:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By smarthawke

Unfortunately the Skydrive coolant heated carbs...

Unfortunately the Skydrive coolant heated carbs mod isnít certified so canít be fitted to any certified aircraft like the P2006T.

Works a treat - we have it on our own 912ULS in a Permit to Fly...
10th Nov 2017, 21:46
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By smarthawke

I've maintained and ground run a number of...

I've maintained and ground run a number of P2006Ts for 7 years or so.

On cold damp mornings in particular, the engines do ice up but clear quickly with the use of carb heat (even with a cold...
23rd Jul 2017, 22:17
Replies: 21
Views: 4,101
Posted By smarthawke

In my experience, Reims-built aircraft were...

In my experience, Reims-built aircraft were corrosion proofed at the substructure build stage. So for instance, once the forward fuselage was complete, out came the spray guns. I've seen bent...
29th Jan 2017, 14:34
Replies: 47
Views: 13,503
Posted By smarthawke

Let's face it, anyone in the market for buying a...

Let's face it, anyone in the market for buying a Rotax 91x engine 'off the back of a lorry' is unlikely to worry if where it came from.

Unfortunately, there are purchasing scrotes as well as...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2016, 07:53
Replies: 50
Views: 20,270
Posted By smarthawke

imuney Slight correction - Hannes was still...

imuney

Slight correction - Hannes was still very much a current Red Bull 'athlete' - certainly not retired.

Not sure where it has been said or by whom (apart from you) that he thought he was...
8th Apr 2016, 07:57
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,074
Posted By smarthawke

Strange, the monthly AAIB Bulletins I receive...

Strange, the monthly AAIB Bulletins I receive often have corrections to previous reports in the back.
2nd Jan 2016, 23:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By smarthawke

Tecnam UK (and the Tecnam factory) worked with...

Tecnam UK (and the Tecnam factory) worked with Aerobility, the CAA and Gama Engineering to mod a P2006T for the 2012 London Paralympic opening ceremony.

Bit of the flypast shown at the beginning...
18th Oct 2015, 13:21
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By smarthawke

I have a hunch that there may be something fishy...

I have a hunch that there may be something fishy about this C182T:

Light Aircraft, 2005 Cessna 182t Skylane Single Engine Prop, For Sale, advert ID=34623...
17th Oct 2015, 23:13
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By smarthawke

That'll be one very special 162 - neat trick...

That'll be one very special 162 - neat trick getting an American FAA/ASTM LSA registered in the UK.

Nice scam, makes a change from the normal 182s that appear at well below market value....
2nd Oct 2015, 19:52
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,074
Posted By smarthawke

Many weeks ago, various aspects of the 'media'...

Many weeks ago, various aspects of the 'media' seemed to decide to abbreviate 'former RAF pilot and BA captain' to 'former BA captain'.
25th Sep 2015, 22:03
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,074
Posted By smarthawke

Have I missed the bit where 'Pittsextra' stated...

Have I missed the bit where 'Pittsextra' stated his/her connection/credentials with aviation - apart from the nom de PPRuNe....?
6th Sep 2015, 09:22
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,074
Posted By smarthawke

I think it should be noted that AH's light...

I think it should be noted that AH's light aircraft experience was mostly in relatively high performance machines and much of it as part of a formation duo display team (as opposed to 'merely' flying...
4th Aug 2015, 21:37
Replies: 273
Views: 137,695
Posted By smarthawke

@ Milt in Post #108 You say the nose wheel...

@ Milt in Post #108

You say the nose wheel door acted as the air brake on the Gnat?

My involvement with the Gnat revolves only as a young spectator and later as a Halton Apprentice (plenty of...
1st Aug 2015, 11:37
Replies: 17
Views: 5,730
Posted By smarthawke

Service Bulletins are not mandatory in the UK. ...

Service Bulletins are not mandatory in the UK.

SBs have to be technically assessed and complied with based on that judgement - non-compliance would have to be with good reason.

Airworthiness...
2nd Jul 2015, 21:50
Replies: 18
Views: 5,454
Posted By smarthawke

Is it not the possible situation that it is...

Is it not the possible situation that it is actually the Kemble airfield owners that started the development plan ball rolling?



'Plans are in place which propose the development of...
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