My goal is to have the airplane at OSH next year with all the details worked out. I also had to make the cowling bubbles bigger to clear the cylinders and plug wires. I will send you some more pictures.
Kay. I only have about 3 hours on the airplane so far. I seems very stable& holds altitude well in turns. I have trim (roll) issues still to work out. I almost changed out the aileron cables for push tubes before I put the wings on. Now I wish I had done this. I have the cables tensioned beyond the specs but still the left aileron will not stay faired in flight. It is OK on the ground. Must be some slop somewhere but I don't know how to fix it yet.
I was hoping to have it in the air this summer but I don't know if that will happen. I am hanging the engine right now. I am using an auto conversion so it has been slower than I had hoped. Keep me posted on your progress. Thanks for the note. Kay C.
Hi Kay, the aircraft have the same performances that Zenair said,By the moment I am flying in 3000ft elevation airfield and with 65% -75% power
The aircraft was showed in Paris (France) and I am very happy by its performances
I have a freshly overhauled O-360 with a fixed pitch prop. I think this will be just fine for the flying I do in Oklahoma. I think Lycoming just recently said it is OK to burn mogas in the 360. We have been burning a mixture of 25% avgas and 75% mogas + 1gallon of Marvel Mystry Oil/100 gal. of fuel in a Cessna 172 with a Lyc 0-320. The plugs don't lead up and it starts very easily. (Your results may vary. )
Been thinking about engines but have not made a final decision yet. Would like a variable pitch prop for mountain flying. Would like fuel injection. The next one is harder....would like 4 cyl & 200hp and the ability to burn mo-gas. Was looking hard at Superior until they went bankrupt. Looking like Lycoming or Contential now. Jeff Paden went with a 6 cyl and had to put so much weight in the rear end for weight and balance that it turned the plane into a 2 seater. Will probebly go with a IO-360 or IO-390. Have not researched the Sybaru at all so am not well versed in that one.
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