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About carlsnilsson

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  1. G'day Giberoo:  When I click on you I get map of Lindisfarne area in Tasmania!  Never mind, I just want to know if the Skyfox CA22 is still for sale? Regards Carl
  2. G'day Noel_A: did you sort out anything re Giberoo's Skyfox?  Get a reply?  Is it still for sale, so far as you know? Regards Carl
  3. G'day Keith: that's most kind. Q. Do you have a paper book copy or CD? If the former, I am presuming there is a procedure for removing and replacing the horizontal tailplane. If you have a scanner, perhaps you could scan those pages and upload a file or zip it and email me PM (not quite sure how to do that, but I guess the procedure is explained by the webmaster somewhere on this board - my son tells me it is bad practice to publicly post an email address). I'll look tomorrow. Alternatively, if no scanner, I should be able to PM you my postal address and ask you to copy pages and post.
  4. G'day Wigg: In note above where, nearly five years ago, you offered to post a CD copy of the Skyfox (CA22 or 25) maintenance manual to someone in need. I have a CA22 taildragger Ser. no. 22027 Reg. 55-0688 for which a copy would be most useful. Is your kind offer still open? I would quite happy to make a modest payment for your costs plus post - maybe could use Paypal if you have an account or whatever. I fly out of Cambridge, Hobart. Regards Carl
  5. .That's good advice. You can get pretty compact emergency parachutes that open smartly. Glider pilots sometimes have them. Use as a cushion - either for the back or the bum. Carl
  6. Firstly, it takes a pretty good crack to bend that spar. When I pushed mine (backwards) through hitting a tree, the shear force tore the mounting of an internal diagonal drag brace and showed that shear by tearing the fabric above the fuel tank. The innermost bay with the tank has no drag brace and hence can be more easily distorted in shear - the tank taking some of the distortion. My front wing mount bracket (the short vertical tube into which the clevis pin goes) was also bent, as was the pin itself. I managed to straighten the bracket tube, after checking that the weld was not damag
  7. G'day Mike: Either my brain (?) has gone to sleep or I'm not familiar with the "TG" in CA25TG. I presume that's a taildragger CA25 -yes? If all the aileron hangars snapped and the wing struts ruptured, it would seem that the left wing took a pretty severe impact. Did the fabric tear above the fuel tank in the bay nearest the fuselage - that would indicate a fair amount of shear on the wing which may have bent the spars - or at least the front spar. Also, take a look at the wing attachment points. On the other hand, I have a friend with a Fox that hit power lines on final approach and nose-d
  8. John: I'd be surprised if anyone could answer your question authoritatively. There has not been any AD or AN re wear on these bushes, to the best of my knowledge. Certainly a number of Foxes have done lots more hours - some up around the 5000 hour mark, I believe. There are probably quite a few which have done 3999.9 hours! However, I would use my own judgement, based on the following:- firstly, can you rattle the whole aileron on the ground inside those bushes? Flutter would probably be more easily induced by a change of aileron angle of attack rather than a minute wobbling of position. (I'm
  9. John: Remember, this is a flexible wing. The original ailerons before certification were one piece. When loaded in flight, the wing bends enough such that the original one-piece ailerons jammed solid. That's what Llewellyn was testing. That's why the ailerons are now segmented. The wings still bend in flight and so does the full length of aileron. Play when the wing is unloaded on the ground does not necessarily mean play in flight. I suspect that you need some degree of clearance in those bushes to prevent binding in flight. So long as the bushes are still in one piece, I don't think I would
  10. G’day Mike: Good luck to you learning on a CA21. I don’t know if you have previous experience with taildraggers, but learning on a CA21 is not the easiest way. I had a few hours solo on a Piper Cub back in 1968, but when I started again on a CA22 in 1996 at Penfield, Vic., I was classed as a slow learner. I had difficulty, to say the least, in landing! Eventually circumstances caused me to transfer to a Drifter on which I made better progress and eventually, much poorer in pocket, I got my certificate! I then hotfooted up to Caloundra and bought a much-used, much loved and sometimes-abused CA2
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