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by Jungle Jim
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane Crash Edenvale
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

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: 3469

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: 1114

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: 2323

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: 3061

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: 1126

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: 1848

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: 2781

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: 34
Views: 13133

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: 34
Views: 13133

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: 4100

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: 4100

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 ...
by Jungle Jim
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Register & Test your 406 ELT!
Replies: 21
Views: 7280

Re: Register & Test your 406 ELT!

I was at the Barrie meeting as well. I was surprised to hear that there are about 14,000 406 ELT's registered and over 18,000 121.5 ELT's still in use in Canada. Other than a slight cost difference the advantages of the 406 are signifcant over the unsupported 121.5 systems.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Mystery Noise from Stinson 108-3 w/ Franklin 6A 350
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Re: Mystery Noise from Stinson 108-3 w/ Franklin 6A 350

Check the tach cable. I had a similar sound with my 165 hp Franklin.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Night Rating - Spins
Replies: 37
Views: 3301

Re: Night Rating - Spins

Maybe you should be nude in the plane as well! It would really give the investigators something to ponder should you crash.


Jim :-)
by Jungle Jim
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pietenpol Aircamper
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Pietenpol Aircamper

Best to check that you will be able to get it registered. From what I remember an Amateur built that is flying has to have a minimum of 100 hours on it in the USA and projects have have a precover inspection here in Canada. If the 90% initial completion will allow this, then you need to get the insp...
by Jungle Jim
Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset Competition S1 VS Zulu PFX VS AV100 VS A20
Replies: 47
Views: 5771

Re: Headset Competition S1 VS Zulu PFX VS AV100 VS A20

I have the SI digital and it is great! The only issue I have is that for me, in my Thorp T18, the cord is a bit long. The bluetooth works well, it is very comfortable and performs as advertised.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Random Drug Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 3005

Re: Random Drug Testing

I don't know much about this but our company was talking about doing this a while back. I asked them which drugs I get to test?

Jim :-)
by Jungle Jim
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Weekend Annuals.
Replies: 208
Views: 32330

Re: Weekend Annuals.

I get doing an inspection on the weekend but what happens when the plane needs more work done that can't be squeezed into the weekend? Does it sit until the following weekend?

Just wondering.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: best plane for 4 people
Replies: 47
Views: 2879

Re: best plane for 4 people

topcop 12, The Mooney looks good on paper but it you buy one you will have two awesome days that will stick out in your memory. These being the day you buy it and other being the day you sell it. They are expensive to maintain. If you are happy with a 172, buy one. It is a good all around aircraft. ...
by Jungle Jim
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Portable Air Compressors / Pigs
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Portable Air Compressors / Pigs

Niss,

I have pretty much the same one in my hangar. It is good for small stuff and can handle a leakdown test as well. Was that you doing circuits the other night at Edenvale?

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Legality/Liability of freelance work on GA aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 3602

Re: Legality/Liability of freelance work on GA aircraft

Guys,

I you are a dilegent professional you should have access to all the pretinent information for the aircraft in question that you are working on. How about having the owner purchase the applicable information? After all he is the director of maintenance for his aircraft.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mo gas availability for cross country ferry flight in Canada
Replies: 29
Views: 1717

Re: Mo gas availability for cross country ferry flight in Ca

Use MMO if you end up having to use 100LL.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Liability insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Liability insurance

EAA, C-PLAN is the cheapest and has the best value plus you don't have to give money to COPA to support their dictatorship.

Jim
by Jungle Jim
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 69
Views: 5621

Re: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips

Guys, The building code thing is not a major issue. The National Building code is in effect everywhere in Canada and local jurisdictions can have various modifications this, that address local situations. An example being snow loading on roofs. The distance from towns and the public consultation is ...

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