Hello Terry. I received your email regarding the EAA meeting tomorrow but I have plans for Valentines dinner with my wife and daughters. I did see your plane on the ramp at Linden a while back when I was out flying with Tim Brooks, very nice. I live just south of Linden Airport and look forward to speaking with you about your build experience. My project has been on hold since moving back from Texas but hope to start doing a few small tasks once it warms up a bit. I will give you a call soon.
Good Morning Terry I went out to the hanger yesterday and got the information on the weight and balance. I also went flying and took up a friend that is building an HDS.Main wheels 312 and 310. Nose wheel 250. Total 872. The pre upgrade was 286 and 285 mains and 272 nose. Saved 22 lbs on the nose by going light weight. Added 51 lbs on the mains. When I did the upgrade I also added the rear hatch on the bottom of the fuse and added dieangle bracing in the rear fuse. The air was really smooooooth yesterday. It was the first time my friend had flown in a 601 and he was really impressed. Gave him a shot in the arm to get going on his project. Have a great day Roger
Hi Terry I am going out to the hanger on Sat. Will look up the balance sheet. My warp drive is not very heavy and it is ground adjustable. I adjust it for the winter and the summer. I add more pitch for the winter and it really performs well in the cold weather. I will check if I have the weight of it.Rog
Hi I took my transition training at Holland also. Coupled that with my flight review. The mains came out to about 320 and the nose about 200 I think, will have to go to the airport and check my weight and balance sheet. I replaced the starter with a light weight and the generator with an alternator. I also reversed the landing gear so the wheels are closer to the nose wheel than on the plans. Roger
Hello Terry I flew my 601 for over 40 hrs. before the upgrade. The biggest difference is that it does not make any more oil can sounds. I flew the AMD production model for 3 hours to get transition training and my airplane handles the same. I can not beleive how much my wife likes to fly in it. Enjoy it your going to have fun. Roger
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