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by Geminidawn
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Best project for a first time build?
Replies: 1
Views: 5146

Best project for a first time build?

As mentioned in previous posts I am eager to build a Volmer VJ22 but that is somewhere down the road, in the mean time, as a step up and a novice to building aircraft I would like to take on a smaller less time consuming less expensive project. So when I do get to the Volmer I'd have a bit of aircra...
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by Geminidawn
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft Grade Aluminium?
Replies: 3
Views: 5629

Aircraft Grade Aluminium?

Dose anyone know where I can find Aircraft Grade Aluminium in Ireland? I think the grade would be the same as the UK(2014A)
Thank you for any assistance.
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by Geminidawn
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.
Replies: 18
Views: 4388

You can fly away all you want on your SEP (Land) PPL(A) once your flying off land. Once you T/O or Land on water you need a Single Engine Piston (Seaplane) class rating on your PPL. This has to be kept current as per your SEP (land) in the same manner. Also you might want to consider where you'll b...
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by Geminidawn
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.
Replies: 18
Views: 4388

Actually I take that back about plans-built as I see that you can buy a Volmer VJ-22 kit as well (well in America anyway) m Thank's I e-mailed them yesterday, still waiting to hear back from them, they sell the spruce kits and the fuselage kits. But I think the spruce kit would be adequate as I can...
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by Geminidawn
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.
Replies: 18
Views: 4388

A homebuilt amphibian... Prob chat to lads in Sligo with EI-SEA and get their take on it. I've a few hundred hours seaplane time and fly off water normally twice a week....Be interested in the ground handling of the Volmer, you'd have to chat someone who's flown one to see what it can do. Anyhow th...
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by Geminidawn
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.
Replies: 18
Views: 4388

Thats my two cents Thank you, your two cents are worth a fortune The reason why I picked the Volmer VJ22 is because I am a certified boat builder to trade and building a "flying boat" is an obvious choice for me since I already have all the skills and the tools. I work in wood, fiberglass...
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by Geminidawn
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.
Replies: 18
Views: 4388

I am not sure how SAAC feel about the new quick-build kits and you would be advised to inform SAAC of the kit you intend to purchase before writing any cheques. Thank you for all the replies so far Is there a limit as to what you can build in Ireland? The project I have in mind is the VJ-22 - Exper...
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by Geminidawn
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.
Replies: 18
Views: 4388

Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.

I've been hanging around enough homebuilds in my years away to decide now that I'm back home and settled in Ireland I want to disembark on my own project. But where do I start? I'm pretty farmiliar with the "LAA" in the UK where I worked and studied which are pretty much up front and open ...
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by Geminidawn
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clifden Airshow
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

Well I think what Clifden is trying to do is turn it into an annual "Festival of Flight" rather than an "Airshow" or a once off display and I say kudos to them. The Wright Brothers did not get it 100% first time either and where would they or aviation be today without some suppor...
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by Geminidawn
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clifden Airshow
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

In all honesty you have to give these guys a chance and accept it as a "good effort" for a first attempt. The Airshow was a end to a weekend celebration commemorating the first trans- Atlantic flight by John Alcock & Arthur Whitten-Brown. I was glad to see someone put in the effort for...