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Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:45pm 7 Comments 0 Likes
Several people have asked about the video cameras that I've been using. I've posted a few videos that include views from inside the cockpit (with audio), and views from outside the cockpit.
I have an NFlightCam GPS+ (about 1 year old), and a GoPro Hero2 (about 5 months old), generally using both cameras at the same time on my test flights.
These small video cameras have been a big help in my Phase 1 testing. It's helpful to be able to "go back and review what…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:53pm 6 Comments 4 Likes
On Saturday, June 9th, several EAA Chapter 25 members gathered at my house to move the Zodiac project from it's humble birthplace in a Minnesota garage to a local airport.
The day began with one group meeting at the EAA chapter hanger for some early morning prep and cleanup operations, and another group meeting at my house to prepare the Zodiac for transport. Several people displayed great stamina by participating in both operations during a hot, windy day and under a…
Posted on June 19, 2011 at 9:46pm 1 Comment 0 Likes
The canopy on my Zodiac was coated with engine oil which had been sprayed by the prop blast during initial run-up testing. On top of this oil was several months of accumulated garage dust, grit, and debris.
I've noticed a rather disturbing tendency for visitors to rub the canopy in what I believe is simply an instinctive desire to make a clean spot. Given that it's summer now, there are more people stopping over, and more people wanting to reach over and wipe off part of…Continue
Posted on May 1, 2011 at 10:30pm 7 Comments 2 Likes
Recently my wife (Mary) and I journeyed to Australia in celebration of her 50th birthday. Being long-time EAA members and homebuilders, part of our vacation planning included establishing contact with Australian homebuilders who lived in the regions we were going to visit.
We've always enjoyed meeting fellow aviation enthusiasts. Some of our most enjoyable times have been in the company of aviators who we've met at various places. From small fly-ins at places like Brodhead…Continue
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Thank you for the information about Viking 130 shutoff. The check list was also very useful. I will probably steal both from you but not without a thank you.
Could I pick your brain sometime about Phase I testing and preparation.
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Dr. Terry Hall
the fairings worked out well
way too time consuming to make them myself
purchased them from Jeff Garrett on the forum
needed to fill some pinholes and prime and paint them
pop riveted them in with washers under the head of the rivets
use a heat gun to get them to conform to your wing/flap area BEFORE
my brother and I built a CH 750 STOL with aViking 130 and a three bladed (68") Whirlwind prop and we are just 4.5 hours into our flights tests and wishing for better weather here in Maryland.
I saw the 19 Oct data that Jan posted from your static engine run and wondered what prop pitch was used...
I also saw that you are "playing with Viking's data logging tool." I am not familiar with that... Could you point me in the right direction?
Thanks, Bill Cooper
you are a good thing ahead of us regarding the Viking engine,
so I can ask you something maybe.
1) What is the distance from propeller shaft to the ground and
2) do you use a nose wheel spacer
3) what is your propeller diameter
Thank for your efforts in advance and maybe I can also throw a
stone in your garden (german saying)
Have a nice Sunday and best regards
maybe you remember my mail about our nearly same time maidenflight.
In this day I was looking the Viking engine Forum and what did I found?
Patrick Hoyt is redesign the engine of his plane. I and my friend will visit
Viking next week, take a look to the engine and discuss technical issues
with Jan. I´m very sure that we will buy a Viking engine for our Zodiak 605 XLs.
I´m hoping firmly that we are both very satisfied with the engine and the
support from Jan.
Have a good time and greeting from Germany
What's the altitude of the field you fly out of? Maybe it's the guys near sea level that are having to make them richer.. Do you think it's a factor?
Patrick, are you running a MA3-SPA carb? Did you have any issue with it being too lean?
I open up the jet a couple thou and will be putting it back together tomorrow.
Really nice article in Sport Aviation. You hit so many of the points that I had during the building process. I think the article goes a long way toward describing the experience. Even the compulsion or long time knowledge from and unknown origin, that you would someday have to do this. The only other thing this big in life is raising kids.
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