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12 Dec 2018 22:07 - 12 Dec 2018 22:13 #198922 by Max Headroom

JustCallMeRick wrote: That's bad for your blood pressure Max!

Aye - and its only a tiny part of the job! :S
Everything around aircraft isnt good for your blood pressure.

It wasn't the best way to learn that that is not the place to restrain that panel as it shuts!
As a result I'm very watchful of everyone else when closing those cowlings - particularly any new lads - they get a brief on my experience before they go anywhere near it!


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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12 Dec 2018 22:35 - 12 Dec 2018 22:35 #198923 by Scimike
Cool job Max, I would love to work on aircraft. To this day every aircraft I see or hear see still fills me with wounder like a small child, and those days have long gone. I get my fix on RC aircraft when I find time..
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12 Dec 2018 23:16 #198924 by Max Headroom
Thanks Scimike.

It's all I know really. I did 22 years in the RAF. Left in 2000 but did another 10 as a reservist.
I'm still indirectly working for the MOD with Air Tanker on Airbus A330.

I can tell you R/C is a darned sight harder to fly than the real thing!
I started with a DB Tyro (2ch Rudder /elevator). Had a dabble with Club 20 but got fed up with the smelly castor oil fuel so moved on to slope-soarers.
Gave it up to fly real gliders; gave that up to study for private pilots licence; gave that up to restore the vintage MG I still own now.
I've thought about going back to gliding - but even thats not so cheap nowadays.
Got some friends with PPLs so I scrounge the odd 'jolly' with them occasionally and they let me do most of the flying so I keep my hand in from time to time. The last time I flew was on 27 July with friend of mine whom I joined the RAF with in 1977 :huh: Piccies below

We've just hijacked this thread. Sorreee :blush:


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13 Dec 2018 09:33 #198925 by invincible
yeah drilling holes always make one think twice, i just put an led light on the roof for reversing works well. how did you get to the underside of the bumper can u get to it in front of the rad? i was after a light bar but thought it better on the roof, did u wire it to come on when on full beam or a diff circuit?

jimny yeey!!

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17 Jan 2019 14:53 #200965 by MrPaynterZA
Received a tray-style roof rack today for the new Jimny, made by a local (South Africa) company called Eezi-Awn. Fitted it myself in about an hour and a half with just a size 13 spanner and an allen key which was provided along with installation instructions.

Took it for a drive including a short freeway stint and it was nice and quiet so I am happy.

The company makes a bunch of accessories like Jerry Can holders etc but for now it will serve as a platform for lockable racks for my surfboards which I also ordered today.
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18 Jan 2019 23:36 #201111 by Daniel30
That looks very nice ;)

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30 Jan 2019 05:24 #202057 by Lambert
Today I will mostly be eating yoghurt! No sorry not that. I'll be changing the oil and filter and plugs on Ermintrude, 7 months for 9k miles? Seems to have been a quick service interval this time round!

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30 Jan 2019 12:36 #202088 by Lambert
What a transformation!

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31 Jan 2019 06:57 #202159 by Lambert
That needs expansion. The previous set of plugs have been in service for 45k miles or one too many intervals and while I have inspected them every service regapping as necessary they have finally eroded the very fine point of the electrode. So having been replaced and in conjunction with the new clean oil I have recovered smoothness that honestly I hadn't realised was lost, there's also an evident reduction in fuel use too. Just goes to show how important it is to keep up with the services!

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31 Jan 2019 07:44 #202164 by yakuza
Good lambert.. often forget to do the servicing inbetween putting the fun stuff on our cars..

Yesterday i changed the rubbish LED bulbs to proper halogen in the fog lights.
Amber ones for better visibility in the snow.

And tried yet again to find the reason for my still shining brake warning light. Tried cutting wires behind the cluster but it never stopped shining. Hooked them backup again. Will have to get a new cluster hoping it will help.
My MOT is coming up and a shining brake warning will be a failing point.

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31 Jan 2019 07:47 #202165 by Lambert
Service brakes fluid level being low will cause the hand brake to illuminate.

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01 Feb 2019 00:29 #202233 by helijohn

Lambert wrote: there's also an evident reduction in fuel use too. Just goes to show how important it is to keep up with the services!


I have always wondered what the trade off is over this. You save on petrol but is that as much as the cost of the plugs?

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When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.

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