We definitley need to fly together Leni. There were few guys that would follow me in my Powered parachute while I flew under bridges and did touch and go's off round hay bales in a field among other things. When I did find someone who would follow me it made the experience that much cooler. I fly my Avid in a similiar fashion
the onlything that I worry about as far as AGL is concerned is the terain. If i have a place to set down with reasonable certainty that I can atleast limp away from the scene of the wreck I am flying on the deck.... down low and dirty is where the fun is at!
The A&P that did my conditional said that he thought that if you were redoing your paint and numbers you were supposed to put the bigger ones on the fuse but if they were already the small ones on the vertical you were good to go. Every experimental I've ever seen had the little ones on the tail. The FAR's say you only need the bigger ones if your going over 200mph. Never thought about people not being able to see them though that is good... I flew yesterday for 45 minutes and never got above 200ft agl Don't worry I was a few miles from anything man made.
I am using it for a pattern. My fuse was modified with an additional stringer down the center of the fuse so the stock one will not fit. I will bring yours back up to you next time I have to make an anchorage run!
Once you really get a grip on what you can do in your bird, just about any other plane seems boring to me... These little birds really do put the fun back into flying.
I made my first off airport landings tonite in my plane. I was doing some simulated engine outs and I liked my approach so much the second time I touched down in a harvested alf alfa field. I did a touch and go and came back around and touched down again. I didn't stick around because it was just some random farmers field. When I got back I had weeds hanging off the tailwheel. I was shooting the breeze with a buddy and he just laughed when he saw the weeds hanging off. I also did some pattern work flying a 300ft agl pattern and a 1/4 mile downwind offset. Blows my mind how fast you can get this thing around the pattern and back on the ground....30 degrees of bank in the pattern...ya right.. cessna's are going to be soooo boring after flying this thing
I picked up some extension springs from the hardware store yesterday and started playing around with them and my chain to try and get a good combo. I had 3 sets of springs. I found out my old set up had the springs WAY too tight. I finally got a set up where I could I get the tailwheel to break over relatively easy but it was too sloppy. I think I finally found a happy medium. It takes all the braking power my drums can muster and a blast of throttle but I can get it broke loose now at least and it taxi's and lands alot easier on the pavement now with less tension on the springs.
Someone on here was doing the same to another snowmobile engine , they were going to use a rotax box I believe I don't know if it would hold the horsepower but with thoseponies you could almost play VTOL
Cool I feel a little better about that now. I guess I will pay attention to it and deal with it accordingly. On a side note does anybody have an accurate picture of fuel level lines on the inboard ends of their tanks? I was always going to put a gallon at a time in it and measure it but never got around to it. To clarify I'm talking about the little oval where you can view your tank from the cockpit. Someone put a 5 and 10 gallon mark on mine but not sure how accurate it is. I need to make a dipstick I guess.
Thanks Leni! I got ahold of my brother who is a electronics guru and he did some research and actually found a site showing how to cut down that exact cable. I mailed it to him today for him to take care of it for me. I am going to cut it down to 4 feet. It will still have some access but that way if I end up having to move my transducer around I will have some options.
I was out at a buddies cabin 4 wheeling and getting muddy from last Thursday till late last night... missed the game, but dont sound like I missed too much.... oh and this is the hardcore section... full on fuck bombs are allowed
Sweet! those 40 hrs will go by pretty fast at this rate! I have been playing for the last 2 weeks and have not done one darn thing to get the yard ready for winter so I have to buckle down today and get some projects knocked out... however, with the sun rising and not a cloud in the sky, I may have to play hookey from the chores one more day and go burn some air!
For what ever reason mine does the same. I normaly burn about half the left tank then switch to the right tank and burn it almost empty then back to the left. I put a valve on each wing tank after I noticed the transfer. It was bad enough that the left tank would overflow the right tank in flight and I would have gas spraying off the right wing filler cap inflight.