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Patrick Hoyt's Discussions

Mud Daubers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob McDonald Jun 18. 5 Replies

Data Logging with the Viking 130

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Warner Mar 16. 14 Replies

 

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"Patrick: 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. My email…"
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Weather

Friday. Didn't fly. I probably err WAY on the side of safety, as I really don't know how close to the edge I can push it when it comes to weather. How does one know where that edge is, and what happens when you find out...?
Sep 22
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Trip not taken

Decided to not take this trip. Maybe next year.
Sep 22
Patrick Hoyt posted a video

CellPhone GPS Speedometer Test

Testing an old Cellphone for use as a GPS Speedometer. Gives "speed over the ground" (which is different from "airspeed over the wings"). Your old cellphone ...
Sep 19

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Aircraft Model
ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Flying
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Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Viking
Building Experience
No Experience
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Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
N63PZ appears on the cover of January 2015 issue of Experimenter, with story.

Was also the plane used in advertising for Falcon Insurance, and for EAA Lifetime Membership ads.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
K50F

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Video Cameras Used in Flight

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:45pm 7 Comments

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…

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Moving Day for the Zodiac Project

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:53pm 6 Comments

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…

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Cleaning the Canopy for the First Time

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 9:46pm 1 Comment

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…

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An Australian Adventure

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 10:30pm 7 Comments

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…

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At 8:45am on October 6, 2018, Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall said…

Patrick:

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.

My email is terrencehallo@hotmail.com.

Dr. Terry Hall

At 10:34am on September 12, 2018, David Krakowsky said…

Hi Patrick

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

painting.

Quite satisfied

Dave

At 4:53pm on February 3, 2018, William C Cooper II said…

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

At 8:01am on October 29, 2017, Franz Scheck said…

Hello Patrick,

 

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

Franz

At 11:12am on October 25, 2017, Franz Scheck said…

Hi Patrick,

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
Franz

At 2:23pm on February 26, 2016, Jeremy w malecki said…
Hi Patrick. I'm Jeremy I just started building a 650 and was wondering about the corvair engine your running. How are they and what's the pros and cons about them? What's the fuel burn and such thanks.
At 10:34pm on April 24, 2015, Dan Dempsey said…

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?

At 7:30pm on April 24, 2015, Dan Dempsey said…

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.

 

At 2:46pm on January 21, 2015, Gary Ray said…

Pat

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.

At 12:53am on October 19, 2014, Wayne Koski said…
Hey Pat, I'm flying that Jabiru 170 out of KFCM now. My finishing kit is on its way and after I am done with that I will do the wings. Got my Sport Pilot license back in July so it looks like I should be flying it next summer...
 
 
 

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