Search found 430 matches

by Jungle Jim
Thu May 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building and selling of kit aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1427

Re: Building and selling of kit aircraft

The gentleman did not say where these planes would be built. If they are built in South Africa there will be the MDRA inspections that will be required and if not, they will have to have at least 100 hours on them before they can be imported.

Regards,

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network
Replies: 17
Views: 4590

Re: Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network

Helno,

It sounds interesting but your terminology is all Greek to me. I could probably arrange for one on the roof of a hanger where I am based. How much will it cost and does it need a tech savvy guy to be tweaking or fiddling with it?

Regards,

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Obtaining Aircraft Records from Transport Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Obtaining Aircraft Records from Transport Canada

Guys,

I send copies of my log books to TC every couple of years or so. They keep them on file and if anything should happen to the originals I will be able to recreate most of the history. They store them for free.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2929

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

Guys, This reminds me of the story my father told me. When him and his brother were young my grandfather bought a miniature pony for them and they picked it up in a 1937 Dodge. It was standing in the back between the front and rear seats with their uncle and the two boys. The horse started to crap a...
by Jungle Jim
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: To anti-seize or not?

I used the Champion 2612 spark plug lube. It is a water/graphite mixture. It is quite thin so a bottle will last a lifetime.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Setting pitch trim for takeoff
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Setting pitch trim for takeoff

I will set nose up trim if I have a strong crosswind upon takeoff. This way the tailwheel stays planted and it lifts off from 3 points. I started doing this with the big tail Stinson and continued the practice with the Thorp T18.

Regards,

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4750

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

Guys, I pull my prop through in the forward direction. I also do mag checks, so I know I won't have a live mag. My logic in this is that it is better to have the oil pump gears pushing oil into the engine in the normal direction as opposed to having the oil sucked out, like it would if the prop were...
by Jungle Jim
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 7544

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

I purchased the Sennheiser S1 Digital headset around 2010 and last year had the same thing happen to mine. I sent it in and they replaced the cord set for no charge. I was really impressed since they no longer make it but still support it.

Regards,

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Subaru EA81
Replies: 1
Views: 2852

Re: Subaru EA81

I seem to remember that these drives had issues with keeping the belt centered on the pulleys. Also there was no out board support and the large pulley was on a cantilever shaft. I looked at them and went with a planetary gear drive, which eliminated the offset of the prop shaft from the engine cran...
by Jungle Jim
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA Membership
Replies: 22
Views: 2021

Re: COPA Membership

Guys

I left after the Doug Ronan issue and found that there is life after COPA. They haven’t fixed the wrong they did and changed bylaws to justify their actions. I will not be back.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most important headset advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 1848

Re: Most important headset advice!

I sent my Sennheiser S1 digital in and they replaced the cords and did an upgrade all for no charge. I was really impressed.

Regards,

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Thu May 03, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 9599

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

Guys, The noise level at 102 db is very high. The scale is a logarithmic scale. Two identical noise sources side by side will increase the sound level by 3 db. In other words to get the sound level down to 90 db(12 db reduction) will really need to have the sound source reduced to 1/4 of what it is ...
by Jungle Jim
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lindsay Airport no Longer in CFS
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Lindsay Airport no Longer in CFS

Guys, I was looking at my newest CFS last night and noticed that the Lindsay airport is no longer in there. Does anyone know what happened? I know the strip was getting rough last year but thought that it was going to be resurfaced and the town was going to be spending money to upgrade things. Regar...
by Jungle Jim
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane Crash Edenvale
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

Re: Plane Crash Edenvale

I was out there last night and from what i could see; 1) Both bottom wings broken 2) Left gear leg broken 3) Fuselage twisted 4) Lower nose bowl damaged 5) Prop scratched I did notice the P lead wire was out of the crimped terminal end. The engine stopped on climb out so there were limited options a...
by Jungle Jim
Tue May 09, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Homebuilt space craft !
Replies: 21
Views: 9460

Re: Homebuilt space craft !

Jukka, I don't know about the "Farmer Astronaut" but you are pushing the boundaries of being a space cadet! I doubt you will get anyone interested in this. The span alone is 98000mm which is about 321 ft. Where will you find a building to assemble this? The drawing is nice but you will need a lot mo...
by Jungle Jim
Tue May 02, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carb Heat
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: Carb Heat

My old Stinson with the Franklin engine, which had the intake tubes separate from the sump would for ice real fast when conditions were right. I got into the habit of pulling the carb heat on downwind every time. Frequently I would see the effects of carb ice in cruise and had to apply heat. I guess...
by Jungle Jim
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Where to do a homebuilt project in the Toronto area?
Replies: 10
Views: 6039

Re: Where to do a homebuilt project in the Toronto area?

I agree that if you aren't close to the project you will most likely not finish it. It needs to be in your face to be able to maintain the momentum. I found that I had to commit to a minimum of 20 minutes a day to mine. Some days it was just sweeping and cleaning up but I did finish 6 1/2 years late...
by Jungle Jim
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What would you do? Engine Failure over Toronto City @ 2500 ft
Replies: 38
Views: 3654

Re: What would you do? Engine Failure over Toronto City @ 2500 ft

If it was at night I would turn off the landing light. Better off not knowing what was waiting for you in the decent.

Jim :-)
by Jungle Jim
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made engine cover/tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Home made engine cover/tent?

I use a moving blanket with grommet rings and short bungees to hold it in place.. They are cheap at Princess Auto

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edenvale Gathering
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Re: Edenvale Gathering

I'll be there with my Thorp.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Fuel line sizing
Replies: 4
Views: 3134

Re: Fuel line sizing

Guys,

It's probably best to use 3/8" minimum because water will bridge in a 1/4" line. If it's cold it will freeze and create a plug. Hence the requirement for 3/8" minimum in Chapter 549.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Opinion about a 45 kilo electric AC !?
Replies: 33
Views: 20442

Re: Opinion about a 45 kilo electric AC !?

Juke, Saying the density is higher implies it weights more.(not good for an aurcraft) Saying the material is 80% tougher than Duramold does not mean much. How about showing a stress-strain diagram? To most of us, toughness is shown as the area under the stress-strain line and is quantifiable. The ot...
by Jungle Jim
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Opinion about a 45 kilo electric AC !?
Replies: 33
Views: 20442

Re: Opinion about a 45 kilo electric AC !?

To me it looks like the fuselage will want to fold in the area where the wing support meets the landing gear. To resist this tendancy from happening the structure will have to be heavy in this area. Are you a dreamer or do you have some engineering background? This sort of thing should be obvious. Jim
by Jungle Jim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Maneuvering Speeds versus Cruise Speeds
Replies: 13
Views: 8053

Re: Maneuvering Speeds versus Cruise Speeds

Hi John, I get the expanation about the Va speeds and your expanation is good. I was just surprised that if say, all the planes were flying in the same turbulence the RV's would have to slow down quite a bit to remain within limits. I wonder if the RV guys are aware of this and adjust accordingly. I...
by Jungle Jim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Maneuvering Speeds versus Cruise Speeds
Replies: 13
Views: 8053

Maneuvering Speeds versus Cruise Speeds

Guys, I was looking at the specs on a number of aircraft and noticed that there is quite a range when comparing the maneuvering speeds versus the cruise speed for varous aircraft powered by the same engines. I was looking in particular planes with the same 160 hp engines. I noticed that in the case ...

Go to advanced search