Barry Cole

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About Barry Cole

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  • Birthday 07/06/1966

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  • Location Salida Colorado

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  1. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Misc Avid Magnum parts for sale   

    Wyatt,
    I still have both items, let me know if you want them  
     
    Barry 
     
     
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  2. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum 2nd flight   

    Cool, just let me know when you get ready to upgrade! And yes, my hanger is getting full, and I am building another one now. Something has to go in the next year or so!
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  3. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum 2nd flight   

    Yes, I think I will go a bit more positive with my flaperon angle as well, it really lightens the roll control and feels better. He has the jigs and patterns for the magnum, when you get ready for a gear upgrade I can send you his information. I can also set you up with caliper mounts for single puck cleveland calipers. He uses super cub spindles and the brakes for them get real expensive fast, so I came up with a work around. You will spend about $1600 plus the brake parts. Good luck getting the Magnum! If he doesn't sell it to you, you can buy mine!
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  4. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum 2nd flight   

    Yes, those adjustments are very sensitive for sure. I am also having brake issues, my left side keeps going soft. I may need to rebuild my left master as well. Ron and I had a gentleman fabricate our landing gear, works nice and very simple.
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  5. Barry Cole added a topic in Avid Magnum   

    Magnum 2nd flight
    Today the weather was perfect for another test flight. After adjusting the the left wing (which was off .4 degrees from the right wing) the heavy left wing was gone. I spent most of my time with various flap settings and slow flight, as well as watching engine temps and getting more familiar with the GRT avionics. I was happy seeing 1400 FPM climbs and 115 true air speed at 10K, 2600 RPM. I spent another hour in the pattern brushing the dust off my tail wheel skills. I will take a little rudder trim out for tomorrow's flight and I think it will fly as hands off as a Magnum will. I am very happy with the performance so far, it has a few flying characteristics that are a bit different, but after figuring them out, not a big issue.
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  6. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum First Flight   

    Thanks!!! Fun day!
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  7. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum First Flight   

    First flight video link:
     
    Sorry about the quality, I'll try better next time!
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  8. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum First Flight   

  9. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum First Flight   

    Chris,
     
    Thanks for the advice, I will be double checking all my settings with the angle finder, making small adjustments and try to sneak up on it! I will post after that and next flight.
     
    Barry
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  10. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Magnum First Flight   

    Thanks, its been fun, more pictures to come!
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  11. Barry Cole added a topic in Avid Magnum   

    Magnum First Flight
    Well, I was able to fly the Magnum for the first time this morning. It was a perfect day with clear skies and calm winds. The Magnum jumped off the runway much quicker than I was expecting and I found a heavy left wing right after lift off. The Magnum was at pattern altitude before I made midfield and and I ran the engine at 2600 RPM for a lot of the flight of over an hour. It took a lot of getting used to going so slow and learning it's handling characteristics. All engine parameters were within specs and there was no issues with the tail rigging or rudder. Elevator trim was also set very good. I was very happy with the way the tail flies with no weird yawing and plenty of rudder authority.
    I saw right at 98 MPH indicated at 9000 ft, which is fine with the 26" ABW . This is not built for speed!
    I have a list of little issues to work out, but overall, it was a fun flight and the visibility was fantastic. It was the slowest flying plane I have ever been in, but really fun.
     
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  12. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Airworthy Magnum   

    Thanks everyone!!
    Chris, thanks for the insight on rigging, It will take some work for sure. I flew it the first time this morning and it needs some work in the flaperon department for sure. I,ll be posting results. Ron Davidson has been a great help too on flight characteristics and things to watch out for.
     
    More details to come...........
     
     
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  13. Barry Cole added a topic in Avid Magnum   

    Airworthy Magnum
    Well, I finally got my Magnum inspected today and got my "white" slip which used to be the "pink" slip called an Airworthiness Certificate. I will update on first flight soon weather permitting.

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  14. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Misc Avid Magnum parts for sale   

    Yes I do. 
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  15. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Misc Avid Magnum parts for sale   

    Should fit, might be a bit loose fitting.  $375
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