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  Topic: Right wing anyone?
tennant

Replies: 5
Views: 438

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:19 am   Subject: Re: Right wing anyone?
To Rowland - May i suggest sinking your "Right Wing" in Atlantic where it belongs!!

To John - It is possible I am sure, but the connections to the fuselage would all have to be removed an ...
  Topic: Right wing anyone?
tennant

Replies: 5
Views: 438

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:41 pm   Subject: Re: Right wing anyone?
Thanks Bud,
I was thinking, like you, that to fit an already built wing would mean making about as much damage as the repair!

Barry
  Topic: Right wing anyone?
tennant

Replies: 5
Views: 438

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:53 am   Subject: Right wing anyone?
After an "Off Piste" moment in which a runway lamp tore off the support wheel assembly on a Classic Mono we are faced with a considerable repair on the right wing.
Does anyone have by chanc ...
  Topic: Fuel pump Classic
tennant

Replies: 1
Views: 385

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:47 am   Subject: Fuel pump Classic
I think it is about time to change the mechanical petrol pump on my classic Europa. It looks like the new design Rotax pump will foul the right radiator. Does anyone have experience with this and if s ...
  Topic: 914 Battery Locations
tennant

Replies: 5
Views: 1227

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:12 am   Subject: Re: 914 Battery Locations
I had a heavy MT prop and 2 x batteries (8 kg) in parallel on the footwell. I had to put 2 kg of ballast at the tail. Recently changed to one Lipo on the footwell and took out nearly all of the ballas ...
  Topic: CKT exhaust springs breaking
tennant

Replies: 9
Views: 1791

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:29 am   Subject: Re: CKT exhaust springs breaking
Hi Jonathan,

I had a similar experience in the beginning but not with a CKT exhaust. The springs were stainless steel. Stainless steel does not like contact vibration and the constant contact micro ...
  Topic: Monowheel Brake Calliper Piston
tennant

Replies: 19
Views: 2925

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:37 am   Subject: Re: Monowheel Brake Calliper Piston
I have some 44,45 - 1 3/4" 15/5PH or 46mm 17/4PH tolerance h11 if anyone would like to make stainless pistons.
  Topic: Monowheel Brake Calliper Piston
tennant

Replies: 19
Views: 2925

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:31 am   Subject: Re: Monowheel Brake Calliper Piston
what diameter is the piston?
Perhaps I have a bit of aircraft precipitation hardened stainless steel suitable, that I could cut off a couple of inches for you.

Barry
  Topic: 914 head bolt
tennant

Replies: 5
Views: 1339

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:35 am   Subject: Re: 914 head bolt
Hydrogen Embrittlement?
  Topic: Europa Trailer specifications
tennant

Replies: 2
Views: 1116

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:49 am   Subject: Re: Europa Trailer specifications
Hi John,

Is it a Mono trailer?

If so, I have the German registration and test documents somewhere in my files that I could pull out for you.
I had more problems getting the trailer tested & ...
  Topic: Usa flight question
tennant

Replies: 5
Views: 1252

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:06 am   Subject: Re: Usa flight question
Hi Will,

I have found the Mono to be "relatively good" in side winds. I once landed about vertical in Lydd but with wind down the runway but there was no way I would attempt to taxi back ...
  Topic: LG frame cracks
tennant

Replies: 8
Views: 2441

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:03 am   Subject: Re: LG frame cracks
Hi Jim & Heather,

Good spotting!
This looks like a typical SAE4130 weld heat affected zone crack. We see it in motorsport constructions regularly. It looks like the parts were not suitably tem ...
  Topic: Old / new tailwheel
tennant

Replies: 5
Views: 1776

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:07 am   Subject: Re: Old / new tailwheel
Hi Ruedi,

Get rid of the old tail wheel. I did about 100 hrs on it and was scared of it. The later wheel is much better. I find the spring action perfect on take off as there is nearly no transitio ...
  Topic: Vertical play at stabilator tips
tennant

Replies: 15
Views: 3341

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:07 am   Subject: Re: Vertical play at stabilator tips
Hi Chris,

Be glad that you have an elevator without stiffness. At fly inn's I have felt stiffness in other Europa elevators. This must be quite annoying when trying to trim.
Mine is quite free wit ...
  Topic: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
tennant

Replies: 14
Views: 4732

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:38 am   Subject: Re: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
A good synopsis Nigel. My bolt was nowhere as rusty as yours, just showing a light surface corrosion, but the root cause is certainly the ability of water to ingress into the wood allowing bending of ...
  Topic: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
tennant

Replies: 14
Views: 4732

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:55 am   Subject: Re: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
Hi Eric & John,
It looks as if you both came to the same solution with differing ways to do it. Both good and a great improvement on the standard design.

Barry
  Topic: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
tennant

Replies: 14
Views: 4732

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:01 am   Subject: Re: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
Hi Roddy,
It would have been quite an adventure if it had broken on landing as the rudder jams firmly to one side!!
I am thinking of a bit better security for the tailwheel spring and will float it ...
  Topic: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
tennant

Replies: 14
Views: 4732

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:37 am   Subject: Mono tail wheel spring mounting bolt break
Just a heads up for Mono flyers.
My AN5-21A Bolt that mounts the tail wheel spring to its mounting has broken. Thank goodness during movement in the hanger.
The bolt shows a classical Fatigue fractu ...
  Topic: Aluminium Fuel Pipe
tennant

Replies: 12
Views: 4154

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:53 am   Subject: Re: Aluminium Fuel Pipe
When I did mine about 10 years ago I used a stainless steel pipe and I just cut the bends from the original pipe and used them, but I think it is time for me to change them as they are quite old now, ...
  Topic: Aluminium Fuel Pipe
tennant

Replies: 12
Views: 4154

PostForum: Europa-List   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:48 am   Subject: Re: Aluminium Fuel Pipe
It seems that Merlin is the only distributor!

Barry
 
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