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16th Jun 2019, 16:37
Replies: 117
Views: 109,269
Posted By DownWest

Just a question about Rotax 912 and other...

Just a question about Rotax 912 and other derivatives. I put together a Merlin GT from a kit and it had dual electronic ignition, so not like a mag with earthing? It was a while back, so I might be...
15th Jun 2019, 05:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By DownWest

I was born in Meopham, Kent, but moved when four....

I was born in Meopham, Kent, but moved when four. On a visit to view old haunts, we bumped into a preservation guy in the old windmill and he told us of the accident over the village when a Ju F-13...
15th Jun 2019, 05:36
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By DownWest

Yes, it was piloted by a church minister...

Yes, it was piloted by a church minister...
14th Jun 2019, 07:27
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By DownWest

Ah, googled the planes and I did get it wrong....

Ah, googled the planes and I did get it wrong. G-ACDB
Thanks all.
DW

BTW, the earlier part of the program was about a hang gliding club at Kittihawk that built a Wright glider from 1903 and give...
14th Jun 2019, 05:31
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By DownWest

Old Reinbeck

Mrs DW recorded a bit of TV on the PBS channel about the guys at Old Reinbeck and the aircraft and other restored vehicles. One of their 'newest'aircraft is a DH82a from '42/3 and it carried the reg...
25th Apr 2019, 08:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By DownWest

Coming into Southend quite a few years ago, the...

Coming into Southend quite a few years ago, the gear motor burnt out. So the tower told us to buzz off over the sea while we sorted it (single Commache) Did the manual thing and got three greens, so...
26th Mar 2019, 08:37
Replies: 21
Views: 2,368
Posted By DownWest

Way back, a group at Thetford used an old milk...

Way back, a group at Thetford used an old milk float. The batteries were shot for road use, so cheap, but they kept it on trickle charge and was enough for hauling the Commanche in and out of the...
23rd Jan 2019, 16:55
Replies: 59
Views: 51,649
Posted By DownWest

Piston. It was a 310.

Piston. It was a 310.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2018, 06:36
Replies: 1,173
Views: 513,690
Posted By DownWest

Surely the bearing failed first?, so the inner...

Surely the bearing failed first?, so the inner race turned on the shaft, tightening the nut and shearing the pin? A bit of extra torque on the nut would not make any difference to the bearing...
19th Nov 2018, 08:20
Replies: 4
Views: 2,719
Posted By DownWest

Back in the 70s our company had an early Seneca...

Back in the 70s our company had an early Seneca for taxi work. With several passengers on board, it suffered a cracked exaust that burned a hole in the GRP cowling. The intake for the heating was...
26th Oct 2018, 17:13
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By DownWest

Interesting, there were a couple of Super...

Interesting, there were a couple of Super Constellations at Faro, until about 1980, they had been involved in Biafra, ran out of money and fuel.. They had a tidy up and one became an Airfield Bar...
23rd Oct 2018, 17:54
Replies: 451
Views: 60,302
Posted By DownWest

Me too. Distinct lack of info about what went on...

Me too. Distinct lack of info about what went on at the LAA AGM. While not connected with the LAA, I was a PFA member way back.
23rd Oct 2018, 17:45
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,161,735
Posted By DownWest

Lot of fog about. IIRR the Stearman is N reg...

Lot of fog about.
IIRR the Stearman is N reg and is owned by a Delaware corperation which has 3G as an owner. Is T-CT on that owners list?
9th Oct 2018, 18:20
Replies: 43
Views: 7,589
Posted By DownWest

Just out of interest, but I was outside my house...

Just out of interest, but I was outside my house in the Algarve in the 80s when a gaggle of F-111s came over very fast and very low. This was just after they had bombed Tripoli so I wondered if it...
7th Oct 2018, 18:06
Replies: 451
Views: 60,302
Posted By DownWest

Quite, though why this came up again is entirely...

Quite, though why this came up again is entirely down to one person.(though there might be a couple of other interested parties) I hope the membership use due judgment and bin it..
I really can't...
1st Oct 2018, 18:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By DownWest

Had one of our Twin Coms stutter and quit after...

Had one of our Twin Coms stutter and quit after start up. Checked the drains and looked OK, BUT, not quite right. Looked closer and it was all water. EEK. Due to the heavy rain in the last few days,...
1st Oct 2018, 18:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By DownWest

Just thinking about my limited experience on...

Just thinking about my limited experience on this: We had a single Comanche in for some check or other.and I noticed an oddity in the leading edge of the stabilator. Had a closer look and it was a...
29th Sep 2018, 04:54
Replies: 40
Views: 16,884
Posted By DownWest

One of the Piper Twin Comanches at Shipdham was...

One of the Piper Twin Comanches at Shipdham was in it, G-AXRW, and won its class? The Mooney also based there was entered, but blew it's engine on a trial trip to Holland.
DW
23rd Sep 2018, 16:16
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,161,735
Posted By DownWest

The Stearman is/was a basic trainer, so has, as...

The Stearman is/was a basic trainer, so has, as standard, all the flight controls duplicated in both cockpits. Apart from that, I doubt that a high time commercial pilot and owner of the a/craft...
21st Sep 2018, 17:43
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,161,735
Posted By DownWest

What I find a bit odd, is that a jorno puts his...

What I find a bit odd, is that a jorno puts his name to a puff piece from TCT's PR team. It is not as if he is unaware of the discussions of the veracity of it all, as he quotes them. If he did not...
15th Sep 2018, 10:31
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By DownWest

Wander00. Between Saintes and Rochefort.

Wander00.
Between Saintes and Rochefort.
2nd Sep 2018, 15:43
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By DownWest

Thanks for that, not far from me. Will have a...

Thanks for that, not far from me. Will have a look.
27th Aug 2018, 19:21
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,161,735
Posted By DownWest

I presume one can ask question of the speaker?...

I presume one can ask question of the speaker? That would be even more interesting.
7th Jul 2018, 06:20
Replies: 37
Views: 16,914
Posted By DownWest

Possibly because they were high powered Li-ion...

Possibly because they were high powered Li-ion batteries and short circuited in the accident.
Near here at an industrial estate at Royan, a company built an electric Cr-Cri , but in carbon fibre....
24th Mar 2018, 07:38
Replies: 32
Views: 3,348
Posted By DownWest

Think they might be talking about getting your...

Think they might be talking about getting your powerboat permis? Instruction + handling test. Costs around €200-300.
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