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  1. Performance of Microavionics UL-200 ANR headsets

    Hi,
    I'm investigating buying a Microavionics intercom system for my Rotax 582-powered CFM 'Shadow' 3-axis microlight.
    Specifically their MM005 radio interface, with two UL-200 ANR headsets and...
  2. Hi Job done. I took the gearbox to a precision...

    Hi
    Job done. I took the gearbox to a precision engineer with a milling machine.
    She used a tungsten carbide cutter thingee to drill out the M8 threads in the prop drive flange. Drill speed =...
  3. how to drill out threads in hardened steel drive flange (Rotax B gearbox)

    Hi
    Im about to drill out the threaded M8 holes in the Rotax B gearbox drive flange.
    I will fit longer AN5 bolts with nyloc nuts on the gearbox side of the flange.

    I'd appreciate some wise...
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    A huge thanks to the BMAA for getting the forum...

    A huge thanks to the BMAA for getting the forum up and running again.

    I have missed reading people's posts about microlighting in general and the Shadow in particular.
    Now I'll be able to find...
  5. B gearbox prop flange - drilling out M8 threads

    This post has now been shifted to "Technical Q+A" sub-forum

    Please go to:
    http://forums.bmaa.org/showthread.php?17921-how-to-drill-out-threads-in-hardened-steel-drive-flange-(Rotax-B-gearbox)
    ...
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    Shadow Airframe Lubricants

    Hi Terry
    Someone sent me this document (attached as a PDF) which is for the Shadow D-D series.
    It doesn't give much detail on lubricants.

    Hope that it helps.

    Attached files ...
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    Shadow Rigging Trestle

    Hi guys,
    In the past Shadow owners have posted descriptions, photos and videos of the different methods that they've cunningly devised to self-rig their Shadow microlights.

    Jerry Hansen uses 2...
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    Auxillary tank in Streak shadow

    Hi Derek
    The photo in your post showing a red plastic 'jerry can' in the rear of a Shadow was of a Shadow C-D in New Zealand, so it may not be the correct mod as approved in UK.

    A few years ago...
  9. My Streak won`t fly strait and level - Help Needed

    Hi
    Here are details for both the common designs of elevator flutter damper required for wide-body models.
    Graham's Shadow D 582 has the BMAA 'elevator' mod, while other Shadow D, Streak and...
  10. My Streak won`t fly strait and level - Help Needed

    Hi Julio
    All the Shadows in NZ have suffered from a limited range of elevator trim (possibly because they started off as 447 B-D kits and since have morphed to 503 or 532 C-D specs with slipper...
  11. Streak Narrow and Wide body. What is the main difference?

    Hi Julio
    The wide-body fuselage is 585mm wide across the 'armrests' and 425mm wide inside the fuselage tub (at hip level).
    The narrow body is only 545mm wide, with 385mm internal width.

    So 40mm...
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    Unable to adjust Altimeter...

    Hi Andy
    A few years ago, I had to calibrate my Shadow altimeter.
    At the time, I found this online Instruction Sheet helpful (see PDF attachment below).

    Hope that you can solve your problem.
    ...
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    Shadow boom tube.

    Hi.
    The correct grade/wall thickness of rolled + welded aluminum boom tube can still be sourced from the Mid-West of USA. Very cheap, but packaging + freight is expensive.
    Have a chat with Raymond...
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    EGT and Cylinder head sensors/gauges

    A double-pole double-throw switch (DPDT) would do the trick with just one switch.
    In one position, a DPDT switch would select the EGT and CHT for the front cylinder.
    Then flick the switch to see...
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    Nylon Propeller Saddle Needed

    Just wondering out loud.
    Is this the type of item that can be made by 3-D printing?

    Cheers,
  16. ZK-KLH (Shadow BD) nearing completion in New Zealand

    Update on ZK-KLH
    I've been beavering away on the fuselage exterior - a seemingly endless process of fairing (using lightweight epoxy filler), sanding, fairing, sanding, priming, a series of...
  17. ZK-KLH (Shadow BD) nearing completion in New Zealand

    Hi
    My Shadow B-D project is finally nearing completion.

    ZK-KLH was built in NZ from a CFM kit. It started life in 1989 with a 65hp Rotax 532 engine.
    This engine kept stopping or seizing (due to...
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    flap torque tube bolts

    Hi John
    I'd measure these bolts for you, but unfortunately my wing's centre section is now covered with fabric.

    In the Parts List, the bolt is listed as an AN3-14A.
    Fitting a thicker bolt would...
  19. Replacement brake system (and wheels if needed) on original undercarriage

    Hi Gerry
    Drum brakes often need less pedal pressure than disc brakes, due to the beneficial 'servo' effect of the leading shoe.

    To improve the braking on my Shadow (for short landing comps), the...
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    Rotax 582 servicing?

    Hi Sean
    I just took delivery of a brand-new Rotax 582 Blue-top yesterday.
    It's due to be installed on my Shadow.

    The Documentation CD supplied has the 'Maintenance Manual' for two-stroke Rotax...
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    582 radiator hoses/overflow bottle

    Hi
    After advice from various people on this forum and from local bods, I decided to buy reputable-brand car hoses.



    a universal 90 degree elbow (Gates 03-0010 - 25mm dia.)
    a universal...
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    582 radiator hoses/overflow bottle

    Hi,
    Thanks Graham, Gerry , Lorraine and Dave for your replies to my 582 radiator questions.

    The secondhand 582 radiators that I purchased had a 0.9 bar pressure cap.
    I am replacing it with a...
  23. Oil injection on Rotax 582 Blue-top

    Hi Gerry
    Thanks for your reply.
    I've ordered the cable splitter that you recommended for the oil injection pump.

    For the oil tank, I plan to use an oil tank off a motorcycle.
    There seems to be...
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    horizontal exhaust layout

    Hi Joe, Gerry and Mick,
    Thanks for your advice on this exhaust layout.
    I hadn't done enough thinking about the implications of switching to a horizontal layout.
    I appreciate the warnings about...
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    Twin 'high' radiator cooling

    Hi.
    Thanks to Graham, Gerry, Mick and Dave for your helpful comments.
    Looks like I should build the fibreglass airscoop and fit it right from the start.
    Cheers, Bruce
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