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Member postings for martin perman

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Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
14/08/2021 21:31:50

Bugger, I kept hearing a twin engined aircraft but couldnt see where it was coming from. Based in Berkshire and has a nice history including military history.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 14/08/2021 21:40:38

08/08/2021 10:24:46


Morning, I've sent you a PM

Martin P

07/08/2021 17:38:08

Your location it would likely be the Lancaster.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 07/08/2021 17:38:28

07/08/2021 12:07:16

I loved every opportunity to have a flight in something, from a gliding course from which I went solo three times with the ATC through thirty six types up to a 747, flying backwards in a transport command Bristol Brittania was fun, as we got to Prestwick the aircraft developed an oil leak within the right wing and we returned to Lynham with all of the ambulances and fire trucks waiting at the beggining of the runway as we landed smiley

Going to Cambridge for air experience flights in the University Chipmunks and being instructed in the escape routine with the final words jump, jump, jump, please dont say pardon you will be talking to yourself.

Martin P

Thread: pH electrodes [advice requested]
06/08/2021 20:45:37

The last fourteen years of my working life I was using portable pH meters daily, yes the probes dont have a long life and yes they are not cheap, as stated they are immersed in distilled water and need washing after use. We used Hanna Instruments Leighton Buzzard.

Martin P

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
06/08/2021 20:13:39

As a lad I lived in a town surrounded by the countries biggest airport, East Anglia, we were surrounded by military and civilian airfields, Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Wattisham, Honnington, I can remember Super Sabres at Lakenheath, SR71's at Mildenhall, eight years in the ATC got visits to most of the bases etc, summer camps at Wittering, Colerne where they had a hanger full of WW2 german aircraft, Wattisham had a ME109 for years in bits in a hanger, just over 7 years at Duxford volunteering on the Museums B17G, from a crate of parts to standing on its undercarriage.

We live about four miles from the Shuttleworth Museum so there is always something to look at overhead.

Martin P

06/08/2021 18:17:43

All the more reason to find him and report him, the rules are not there to be broken, we have several airfields around us and we had one particular pilot who regularly used to practice his aerobatic manoeuvres directly above the village, a phone call to the local airfields with his registration and he doesnt do it anymore, I spend hours reading about and spotting aircraft etc but I dont see why they should get away with it.

Martin P

06/08/2021 12:59:19

Unless his wheels were down he wouldnt have been below 500 ft over rural areas and 1000 ft over built up areas.

Martin P

Thread: Broken window key
31/07/2021 10:42:58

I recently broke a brass key on my caravan leaving the piece inside the lock, two scriber points in either side of the broken piece pulled it out.

Martin P

Thread: Royal Mail Tracking Numbers!
23/07/2021 13:42:14

We have an issue here with the post, our deliveries are usually between 11:00 and 13:00 but this week weve hardly had any post and at 19:45 last night we had a load.

Martin P

Thread: Driving style predicts Alzeimer’s …
13/07/2021 11:38:45

Just spent four days at the Goodwood festival of speed, 280 mile round trip towing my flat pack caravan, only problems I had was younger drivers who dont seem to know what the pretty orange lights are for on their cars, very speed conscious as towing above 60 mph does seem to draw attention to you.

Martin P

Thread: Which grease?
01/07/2021 20:22:01
Posted by brian jones 11 on 01/07/2021 19:44:40:

sorry its an ML7 with a sML7 cross slide - maybe i can add this to a regular footnote

No one suggested drilling an oil hole in the apron casting above the lead nut then?

come to think of it, all those years i never touched the compound slide lead screws in all the machines i usedfrown

Wow that piece of information about the Myford lathe has made my day, my never to be metioned in conversation Clarke CL500M has an oiling point directly above the cross slide nut which has a hole through the nut support post to allow oil onto the cross slide thread angel

Martin P

01/07/2021 19:00:17

Agree with Nick, stick with oil, grease is more likely to gather rubbish and swarf to make an abrasive paste, can you get access from the rear, squirt directly at the lead screw.




martin P


Edited By martin perman on 01/07/2021 19:00:52

Thread: Easy Start
29/06/2021 11:03:18

I helped move an ex military JP four pot Lister with a large generator attached from MK to Internal Fire in Wales, a mate took the engine and I took the generator on a trailer, when it was reassembled it took four grown men, two on the handle and two on a length of rope to spin it over with the decompressors open, on our first attempt one compressor was closed and we all stopped winding smiley

Martin P

28/06/2021 21:01:20
Posted by john halfpenny on 28/06/2021 20:47:24:

Martin has it. Engines do not become addicted to Easy Start, they are simply worn to a state where starting is difficult in adverse (typically cold) conditions, and will not start without it because their mechanical condition does not improve over time.

Sadly the point I was trying to make was there was nothing wrong with our engine, it was an ex army recon unit we bought and fitted to the truck straight out of the crate as surplus stock.

Martin P

28/06/2021 20:37:23

My Brother and I ran a Bedford TK for several years, during the summer months it would start on the button from cold but come the winter it wouldnt start to save its life unless it had a squirt of easy start, a new pump and injectors and a successful compression test made no difference until the warmer months when it would happily start without its fix.

Martin P

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
25/06/2021 16:12:21

the only two "likely" to return to flight are at Bruntingthorpe, one has its engines and other parts removed, the other one is able to run up its engines but word is the only way they will leave Bruntithorpe is on trucks particularly as the owner of the site is reclaiming the use of the runway for storage.

None of the vintage aviation press have mentioned any attempt to put one back in the sky.

Martin P

Thread: Auto sign in?
24/06/2021 20:30:08

Until recently I have stayed logged on indefinitly but now im logging on several times a day and I've changed nothing.

Martin P

Thread: Bureaucracy with a tinge of Madness
23/06/2021 20:53:54
Posted by Ady1 on 23/06/2021 19:25:40:

So get a passport and you can laff at the poor as they struggle with the bureaucrats

Just got a new photo Driving Licence last week, applied on Sunday and it dropped through the door on Tuesday... because I have a passport

My passport expired in 2018, I have no further need for one, I also have a three year driving licence which expired earlier this year, I filled in the paperwork posted it off and received a new licence within the week, it works both ways.

Martin P

23/06/2021 18:38:00

I had a similar letter a couple of years ago and I also tried to sign up to the Gateway but gave up as I couldnt give enough security information, my cheque arrived in less than six weeks.

Martin P

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