Jenki

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About Jenki

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  • Birthday 06/24/1961

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Slovakia (Europe)
  • Interests flying, off-road

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  1. Jenki added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Too short legs ...

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  2. Jenki added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Well, I am already using leading edge tapes, plastic one from car shop ... but not enough.I have some sort of "bigger" tires (bigger then usual here) ... but not enough.
    Now I ordered metal tapes from shop, waiting for delivery.
    What is usual prop clearance for your aircraft? Just roughly (take off position as well)
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  3. Jenki added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Britell early summer evening
    Hi friends, just to show you again our beautiful airstrip in the middle of Europe ... and my bird flying  
    It's not often to see my bird from outside
     
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  4. Jenki added a post in a topic Ground wind to tip   

    My last (I hope) very bad experience.
    Morning 6th May 2019, airport Piestany (LZPP) Slovakia, RWY concrete, standard international airport (rather small). I was departing after Festival of Aviation 2019 cancelled on Sunday due to bad weather and we had to leave airport due to forced end of event, no place in hangars and expected weather getting worse.
    My plane is low wing taildragger Bristell TDO, Rotax engine, 780 lbs Empty, about 1100 lbs actual TOW. Wind steady 25 kts, gusting 30 kts headwind for T/O (means exact crosswind for taxi to RWY). I successfully used all the tricks as was mentioned above till the RWY shoulder ... just turning to the T/O direction RWY 01 and then gust 36 kts reported from TWR lifted my right wing and immediately all plane from ground. Fortunately I applied full power at the same time when lift started and didn't hit ground again, taking off across the RWY01 diagonally ... very bad experience. And good luck in the same time.
    I've landed about 1 hour later at the airport 80 NM far to east in moderate weather conditions, still rainy but no extreme wind. There were some damages of the planes parked and tied down at the airport later the same day due to bad stormy weather (i.e Trojan),
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  5. Jenki added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    Sorry boys, very easy and pragmatic question (and not related to bear or ex  definitely):
    How are you able to protect your propellers when landing at such strips? This is pretty serious problem for me. Substantial impact of plant is visible and I am facing serious impact on propeller. This year/spring was very wet so even grass is more much stronger and higher then in past years...
    Any recommendation is appreciated
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  6. Jenki added a post in a topic MEMBER MAP (version 2)   

    Done.
    Yamma-Fox - You are simply very clever man.
    Excellent work
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  7. Jenki added a post in a topic SKYPER GT9 - new bird in the hands   

    Recently producer asked me for ferry flight from Friedrichshafen AeroEXPO (EDNY) in Germany to Slovakia, Lucenec airport (LZLU). Nearly 4 and half hours with one fuel stop in Czech republic LKBA airport in Breclav crossing airspace in four European countries on the way back
    Taking off at twilight from LZLU Lucenec to Germany and  landing back close to evening ... nearly 9 hours of total time - nice day.


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  8. Jenki added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Local Fly In Slovakia- PIPERMANIA
    Hi everybody,
    we had nice Fly Inhere recently. People form Partizanske airport (LZPT) Slovakia made nice aviation meeting at the airport. PIPERMANIA was just main topic but all planes were welcomed. As you can see nice weather, nice airport, beautiful planes and friendly people. Excellent Saturday





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  9. Jenki added a post in a topic Grass strip help....bumpy.   

    Our operations have to be performed to keep grass cover to grow and not to destroy lawn. This is the reason we are using mulch-laying machine.
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  10. Jenki added a post in a topic Memorial flight 100th anniversary of independence   

    One more video from the same occasion - more professional and longer as well.
    The most interesting is the mixture of professions among pilots flying - from real astronaut to farmer, all flying light aircraft. Old C-172 (160HP) was a camera-ship.
    And we are planning to repeat flight this year again / just at beginning of May 2019
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  11. Jenki added a post in a topic Grass strip help....bumpy.   

    What about mulch-laying machine? We are using such machine very often to keep grass part in proper conditions ...
    We even don't use mower very often, just this kind of machine. And quality of grass part is getting better in time.

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  12. Jenki added a post in a topic Snowplay   

    Really beautiful
    Country, flights and video as well. Simply excellent
    All your videos are interesting and let say "good work and processing" but this one is really top, sort of professional piece.
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  13. Jenki added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Memorial flight 100th anniversary of independence
    Formation flight to visit friends in Italy on the occasion of 100 anniversary of state Czecho-Slovakia and gen. M.R. Stefanik - founder of state.
    M.R. Stefanik was Slovak pilot, French general, notable politician and founder of Czecho-Slovak Legion in Italy during first World war.
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  14. Jenki added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    Windy day Slovakia mountains
    February this year was a little more friendly regarding weather so why not to enjoy sunny and windy day ...
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  15. Jenki added a post in a topic Wind   

    Well, if I am speaking about wind speed troubles or limits, it is always matter of T/O or landing, close to ground.
    In the case  of cross-country i.e. across Europe from Slovakia to Italy or Croatia, we are often flying in levels of favorable tailwind 40-50 knots, we are even planning such trips considering wind speed. My Stylus was able to fly 100-110 knots ground speed with 80 knots indicated (Rotax 80 HP). But such conditions are very rare in the winter, even day is very short and conditions are very unstable here usually. Turbulence and wind gusting can be very big troublemaker here as well. But country is beautiful from Stylus... as you can see


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