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Postby SamKellner » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:15 pm

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Here's what I've been up to.
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Re: I confess

Postby JoeF » Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:39 pm

Have you been up?
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Re: I confess

Postby SamKellner » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:38 am

Not yet :( Still building muscle memory, controlling with feet on the pedals. With that much dihedral, it's pedal dominant control even though it has ailerons, 3-axis control.

A lot of moving parts!
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Re: I confess

Postby SamKellner » Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:49 pm

Hell Joe #5,

Hope you are doing well.

About 120hr airtime now. Still no camera. :( Most enjoyable are the early morning, calm air. sunrise launches.

I went to San Antonio, Kitty Hawk Flight field, and spent 1.5hr with a fellow in a 2-place, very similar, Quicksilver. Learning to land.

Lots of drag, momentum goes away very fast when throttle is reduced. Landing speed is ~35mph. Keeping the nose down, stick forward, air moving over the control surfaces.

Round out 1ft. off the ground. Lots of dihedral, rudder dominant. Ailerons leveling the wings.

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Re: I confess

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:42 am

For a while up until FAA 610 in Oklahoma stuck there nose in and started the silly sticker inspection BS I had 900 flights in trikes. Passed the written test for n, numbered CFI and only need the check ride. Then I realized things were getting too expensive and
gave up motorized trikes. Went back to HG only.
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Re: I confess

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:13 pm

Cool, that Craft looks like it would be fun to Fly! I have had just two Flights flying Three Axis Control. On My second Flight I only had a Problem, a small amount of Pilo during our tow in that Two Seat Grob Sailplane. After I had landed the Gl\ider at the Byron Air-Park. My Instructor Michael Schnyder and I were standing next to The Glider. I said To Michael; "You know, We had a good tow, we released. We had a nice Flight and a good landing. So don't look so Glum. We will go XC on My Third Sailplane flight. Michael said that I was aggressive.
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Re: I confess

Postby SamKellner » Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:09 pm

Bill Cummings wrote: I realized things were getting too expensive and
gave up motorized trikes. Went back to HG only.


Hawks, Just to let everyone know I'm still alive, PTL .... There never has been the flying community out here like ya'll enjoy there and a lot of places.

Flying part FAR-103 keeps the costs down. One asx and 5gal gas. Gas is twice as expensive as it was a couple years ago.

I'm very conservative choosing flying conditions, not looking for thermals these days. I found out that all the moving parts aren't a problem, as long as they keep moving.

Had an engine out landing last year while cruising at ~500agl. Stick forward, hard left rudder for a 180* u-turn and lined up on a dirt strip, Griffith Ranch Airfield, US 6737,

South of town 10mi, near Garner State Park.

Takeoffs and landings have been uneventful.

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Re: I confess

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:15 am

Good to hear that You're still in the air Sam!!!

Now I know it's true ... that you can't keep a good man down.      :thumbup:
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Re: I confess

Postby SamKellner » Fri Jul 07, 2023 6:12 am

Hello Bob,

Have you been getting air time?
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Re: I confess

Postby SamKellner » Sat Aug 12, 2023 12:40 pm

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