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    Hi Sean I do not think this forum is the right...

    Hi Sean I do not think this forum is the right place to tell you what I really think about the way the new CAA surveyor conducted the audit earlier this year, except to say that his version of what...
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    C42 Spare Parts

    To all C42 owners,

    I would like to clarify the position on the supply of C42 spare parts from Red Aviation

    Although we are still waiting for the CAA to lift our suspension after further delays,...
  3. Front wheele suspension problem...

    Hi Colin

    I have seen the nose leg rubbers rings "jumping" over the nylon washer on about 4 or 5 C42's over the years and it is always caused by a very heavy nose wheel landing or porpoising. At...
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    checking neuform 3 blade prop

    Hi C42 owners

    We are in the process of issuing a service letter to all owners who have a Neuform propeller to remove the spinner and check for cracks. There is no need to remove the propeller to...
  5. Red Aviation has been awarded CAA A1 approval

    Red Aviation are delighted to announce that we have now been awarded CAA BCAR A8-1 approval so can continue to supply type approved, factory built, ready to fly C42 microlights and also return the...
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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Hi Colin

    Yes that's the one although the usual location is under the fin rather than in the elevator with the wires going between the stabiliser trailing edge tube and the flange on the end of the...
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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Hi Colin

    If you pull gently on the wires going into the fuselage from the elevator( there is usually around 6in of slack), you will find a connector with a heat shrink sleeve. Cut away the heat...
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    Fuel gauge not working correctly

    Hi Eric

    Thanks I did not know that

    I will store that in the knowledge banks as I'm sure other C42 owners may like to fine tune the fuel gauge accuracy

    Cheers

    Malc
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    Fuel gauge not working correctly

    Hi Colin

    Thanks for letting me know

    Glad the hammer or "Birmingham screwdriver"as it is known locally worked as it is always a good universal fix it tool !?

    Regards

    Malc
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    Fuel gauge not working correctly

    Hi Colin

    I now have a spare fuel tank sender and have measured the resistance range which is 75 ohms empty and 4ohms full to the top

    The signal wire from the back of the gauge goes to the...
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    Location of transponder Antenna

    Hi Mark

    Sorry a bit late but attached are some pictures of the transponder I have just fitted to a new aircraft which shows where they are fitted by the factory

    Yes you can use aluminium tape...
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    Location of transponder Antenna

    Hi Mark

    The best place for the transponder antenna is in the lower fuselage shell behind the main wheels. Remember you will need an thin aluminium plate as a ground plane and I suggest a minimum...
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    Fuel gauge not working correctly

    Hi Colin

    I will do some checks on a spare C42 tank sender we have and will post an update on here later as have an idea what your problem might be

    Regards

    Malc Stewart

    Red Air UK
  14. C42 updates ref throttle cable sticking - anyone getting any service bullletins or anything?

    Hello C42 owners and other forum readers.

    As you can see from the AAAIB report on the C42 at Leicester it had not had the recommended service bulletin mod done - SB28 dated May 2010 which would...
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    BUILD MANUAL

    Hi Eric

    I will send you a CD containing build maintenance and POH manuals in the morning.

    Hope this will help but please call anytime if you need any advice or have any problems with your C42....
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    C42 stuff

    Hi Mark

    If I can help with any questions please let me know

    I think the forum s quiet as most owners are very happy with their C42's, and as it is a relatively trouble free aircraft few have...
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    Big thanks to Red Air

    Gary, Thanks for you kind words as we do try to help when we can.

    You also made me think that perhaps we could do a bit more to help all C42 owners as we have the email addresses of most owners...
  18. RED-AIR UK - NOW CAA A1 APPROVED !!!

    Hi Alistair

    Many thanks

    Based on the many additional procedures and requirements now required by the CAA over and above our predecessors documentation that had been previously been CAA...
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    RED-AIR GAIN CAA A1 APPROVAL!

    Red-Air UK are very pleased to announce that we have finally achieved CAA BCAR A8-1 approval so can now supply type approved, factory built, ready to fly C42...
  20. RED-AIR UK - NOW CAA A1 APPROVED !!!

    Red-Air UK are very pleased to announce that we have now gained CAA BCAR A8-1 approval so can now supply type approved, factory built, ready to fly C42...
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    Wing Fold Instructions

    Hi Anthony

    Have sent you some instructions and pics via email as file too big to post here

    If anyone else need these instructions please let me know

    Regards

    Malc Stewart
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    Wing Fold Instructions

    Hi Anthony

    As this is normally a factory fit option no instructions have been written for a retro-fit, but I is very straightforward and I will try and send you some pictures later.

    Malcolm...
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    Bleeding brakes

    Hi Adam

    I have never bled the Sachs type but the best method I have found for most microlight brakes is to reverse bleed them and fill the resevoir on the stick via a large syringe filled with oil...
  24. C42 BRS Parachute rescue sytem now approved for all C42

    Good news

    The Galaxy BRS rescue system is now approved for retrofitting to all versions of C42 microlights.

    Apart from the obvious safety benefits in the (hopefully unlikely) event of a mid-air...
  25. Internal Corrosion of C42 Aileron Structure [PICTURE DOWNLOAD FIXED]

    To ensure that owners/inspectors are aware please note that any free play between the horn and the aileron leading edge tube is not correct.

    The parallel round part of the horn is a close fit in...
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