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by Alan Evan Hanes
Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Angus Buchanan
Replies: 2
Views: 8590

Re: Angus Buchanan

Thanks for this it makes some very sad sobering reading. If a very capable guy with nearly all his time in that aircraft can get it wrong, what chance do we have except ensuring we have lots and lots of altitude. Damn shame to lose such a fine pilot with a really beautiful Falco. Sincerest condolenc...
by Alan Evan Hanes
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Landing Gear Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: Landing Gear Switch

After much trial, tribulation and frustration I managed to find a switch and have machined a suitable aluminum "wheel" to go on the end in the correct orientation. The tap to cut a hole into the wheel is an unusual thread (3/8 x 32 UNEF) which cost a packet. Now to get it anodised white.
by Alan Evan Hanes
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 1660

Re: Insurance

I have been scouring the insurers here in South Africa for hull cover.

They kindly offered it at 25% pa premium with a 25% excess.

Guess I will self insure. I have not even scraped a wing tip in 30+ years of flying of which over 500 hours on taildraggers.
by Alan Evan Hanes
Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Landing Gear Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Landing Gear Switch

My Falco has a non standard (wheel orientation is 90deg on lever, so it is perpendicular and looks awful) landing gear selector switch. I wish to replace this but am battling to find a suitable part that will not require me to pledge my mothers false teeth to a banker to buy it. Any ideas on the ori...
by Alan Evan Hanes
Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: s/n 820 Has a new Owner - Me
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

s/n 820 Has a new Owner - Me

I am so very proud to finally be able to make this post. I am now the owner of Sequoia Falco sn820 ZU-BTT built by Brian Nelson. She was beautifully built by Brian over 18 years and I was often a visitor to salivate over his expertise. He installed a Lyc O-320-B3A with a fixed pitch propeller and an...
by Alan Evan Hanes
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Pre first flight inspection checklist
Replies: 1
Views: 3314

Re: Pre first flight inspection checklist

Found it - It is in the initial chapter of the Falco Flight Test Guide!

I am again amazed at how much effort Alfred put into the plans and supplements.
by Alan Evan Hanes
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Pre first flight inspection checklist
Replies: 1
Views: 3314

Pre first flight inspection checklist

I saw a superbly detailed document for the first time yesterday when rummaging through some of Brian Nelsons old stuff. Does anyone have a copy of this document. It would aid in the buyers inspecting a Falco.
by Alan Evan Hanes
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Fuel Selector Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 11520

Re: Fuel Selector Valve

You will not like the answer but I strongly suggest spending the money and getting an Andair unit. I have yet to hear any objections to their products other than their price - you get what you pay for. It is really not worth buggering around with fuel in the cockpit surrounded by electrics. DO it pr...
by Alan Evan Hanes
Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Falco Gust Locks / Control Locks
Replies: 2
Views: 6899

Re: Falco Gust Locks / Control Locks

What about the rudder?

I would propose a small fibreglass triangle fitting in the outboard aileron gap and wing tip. Not sure what solution can be used for the rudder and elevators. The seat belt trick is good as long as the wind does not veer and come from aft.
by Alan Evan Hanes
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Falco Discussion
Topic: Falco Gust Locks / Control Locks
Replies: 2
Views: 6899

Falco Gust Locks / Control Locks

I was pondering whether anyone here had developed gust locks and if so would they mind sharing what they have?