My mk4

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Wow, real nice from what I could see.  I also noticed you widened the fuselage.  You will like that I think.  JImChuk

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Whats the story with the Mini Max in the background?

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I love the Mini Max. I plan to build one more plane for a cruiser and want a little low wing. I build part of the original Hummel Bird and really like the looks of the new H5. I’ve seen a few Mini Max airplanes that caught my eye. 

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I have the 147.5 main jets in my set up with the air box, I am at 3000 ft alt.here and that seems to be the happy place. I think it all depends on the design of the box as to what you will need, if we get some snow and cold temps I will be hopefully getting in some more testing soon.

What size prop did you go with , and are you happy with it?

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Whats the story with the Mini Max in the background?

Selling the Minimax 1030r, $4500. Can be seen on craigslist Bellingham  WA

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Hi Jared, im using the 3 blade 72" warp drive, the same prop that was on my soob and it seems fine, I don't have anything else to compare it to though so once I hear more on these Luga props  i'll  see if its worth the upgrade :BC:

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Hey Marshawk if you get a min to do a thrust pull with that warp that would tell alot.

I'll so the same with the Luga but it'll be later spring before I'm at that stage.  Those numbers will tell better than anything how well our intake and exhaust tuning are "getting along with each other".

My hope is to be in the ball park with Steve Henry's numbers since I'll have the same prop as he.  Of course he is far and away a better tuner than I am so I have no illusions of pulling 585lbs or anything!

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I'll see if I can get a scale to do a pull test, I thought I had one kicking around but it seems to be MIA

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Yeah I bough one of those big game hanging sclaes (550 lb).

Ebay for about $35

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More progress on wife's plane. Next step fiber glass work:(WIN_20171219_200410.thumb.JPG.1fc35b7663WIN_20171219_200401.thumb.JPG.7c70ba7e2bWIN_20171219_200227.thumb.JPG.c8f2b8bdd8

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Just curious, is the prop shaft now anywhere close to where it would have been with the 582? Wondering about how much more this engine blocks the view over the nose.  Good progress though!  JImChuk

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The cowling is mounted in the same holes, no lose on visibility Lost about 4in prop clearance, made up for that with landing gear and soon tundra tires.

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More progress. Cut the cowling into 4 pieces, made it 4inches longer and 5inches wider up front. So no bumps or blisters, waiting for fiberglass to dry

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Very nice!

Mine is gonna have the measles... or maybe more like the elephant man!

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