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Old 09-11-2014, 04:55 PM
Michael Burbidge Michael Burbidge is offline
 
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Default Every day...

Yes Shawn. How's your phase 1 testing going? You should be about done.

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Old 09-20-2014, 08:57 PM
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Default Will this feeling ever wear off?

Ok, I've got 5 flights under my belt. I love this airplane! As soon as the wheels touch down, all I can think about is the next flight. Will this feeling wear off?

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:02 PM
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Will this feeling wear off?

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Old 09-20-2014, 10:16 PM
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Hasn't worn off yet for me! Vlad, this reminds me that I need to get my feet wet and fly to Catalina.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:00 AM
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Did you try the Bison Burger there, Vlad? I hear the runway has a crest about two-thirds of the way down that first-timers perceive as the end of the runway, so lots of locked up brakes, etc. I can't wait to fly there!!
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:08 AM
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Did you try the Bison Burger there, Vlad? I hear the runway has a crest about two-thirds of the way down that first-timers perceive as the end of the runway, so lots of locked up brakes, etc. I can't wait to fly there!!
Yes I did try Doug. Couldn't finish it's way overrated

Runway was OK I don't remember any parallax but my autopilot had a concern...



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Old 11-02-2014, 06:36 PM
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Default Flew with pants...

I finally got around to flying with wheel pants and fairings. I installed the pants and fairings yesterday. I only got to fly the pattern because of weather. But wow, what a difference.

The first time around the pattern I used the same power settings I was used to without pants. Holy cow, she wouldn't slow down or come down! The first time around I ended up going around.

I can't wait to air it out with the pants and fairings.

I'm assuming this will change my stall speed. I guess I have to do my airspeed tests again.

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Old 11-03-2014, 09:28 AM
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Default Big Difference

I installed my gear fairings in stages starting with the nose gear fairing. I didn't notice much difference with that, maybe a few knots. I flew for the first time yesterday with my main gear leg fairings and wheel pants installed. Wow, what a difference that made. I picked up 16 knots at cruise at 65% power and 8000 ft. It looks like more than 19 knots increase at full power. And that does not include the upper transition fairings. And like you, I had trouble slowing down in the pattern. I crossed the numbers at 80 knots instead of 70 and used the entire runway (3200 ft) to get it on the ground and stopped. I'll have to work on slowing down sooner!
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:32 PM
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Default Phase 1 Vy testings

My third attempt at Vy tests was a little more successful than my first two. You have to be pretty precise to fly this test and get results that form anything resembling a curve at the top. Today I did it in 5 MPH increments.

I came up with Vy at 95 MPH. I have an O-320 Catto three blade prop. When I plot this and then graph out Vx, I get 80 MPH for Vx.

It was fun finally getting this done. I'm going to have a pilot friend with more experience for me fly this test also to see if he comes up with something close to what I got.

If anyone out there has a similar setup to me, I'd be curious to here what your Vy, Vx numbers are.

Here's a picture of my graph.



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Old 11-15-2014, 06:24 PM
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Default Phase 1 Flight Testing Complete

Today I completed the phase 1 flight testing on my aircraft. It finally feels complete! I love flying this airplane. I hope to have many years of great adventures. Thanks for all the help and support this forum provides.

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