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  1. IBob

    Your thoughts on the Group Icons

    I have to say that I have never taken much notice of the groups, Ian. Generally I find myself reading the stuff that relates to my own endeavours, plus whatever I find technically interesting, regardless of who posts and their rank. Which is not to say I do not appreciate those members here with real depth of knowledge and insight........
  2. IBob

    hang gliding harness incident

    Erm............crikey!!!
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/21/first-ever-plane-with-no-moving-parts-takes-flight
  4. IBob

    Affirm? Or Roger...

    Just be sure to get an Affirmative before you Roger...)
  5. So much for Artificial Intelligence............
  6. IBob

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Hmmm....a cheeky and robust little 701.........subtle Italian notes combine with Antipodean vigor to produce a unique and agreeable experience....
  7. IBob

    What Now - please advise

    It's not a biggy, but once or twice I have wanted to attach a pic to a PM. Is there a way to do this? Thanks
  8. IBob

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    It looks like the Sav dash went through a couple of stages: First, a removable full width panel, then a removable instrument panel, but which leaves the throttles and various other push/pull stuff at either side in place. And it may have moved on since then. One amusing thing I've noticed is that builder modifications tend to be a regional thing. That is, one builder will make a change and it then becomes not only a local trend, but almost like a current fashion. If one extends this idea, it will eventually be possible to identify year and region of build by these various telltale signs, and we'll be able to have Sav viewings like wine tastings.....)
  9. IBob

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Mate...hot hair is the least of our manual worries...believe me!!!
  10. IBob

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    That panel frame is fairly rigid, it's pressed with a sort of rolled edge, on both the outer and inner edges. I guess it would have to be to hold the shape of the coaming (?) until the panel goes in.
  11. IBob

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    That's standard, Marty, or was end of 2014 when my kit was boxed. It's all extra weight and bits, but probably takes a lot of the pain out of assembling the panel. As for the panel layout, there are endless opinions on that. As a relative novice (and something of a luddite) I'm quite happy with the steam gauges for starters. I will probably cut a hole on the left and put my slip indicator there, so that and the airspeed are right under my nose. I'm waiting for the day to cool a bit before more painting. It continues to be quite a challenge..........
  12. IBob

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Excellent! The Sav uses a double diagonal, but would probably still be overhead. I'll find out if I ever get through this painting...
  13. IBob

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Came across detail of fastening of bottom engine mount, outside and in, though you probably already got the idea:
  14. IBob

    Bushcat build

    And so the trickle of money begins. Yep, air riveter for that satisfying kerchoonka and I'm in control feeling. But if you want to actually hear yourself being in control, get a belt driven compressor, not one of those little direct drive screamers...
  15. IBob

    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    That seems the best option, JG3. But as 80kts has picked, I may add a resistor in parallel to the flashing LED to deliberately increase the current through the switch, as I think mechanical contacts like reed switches can give problems when switching very low currents.
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