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First Flight

Special Thanks to Doug Dugger for performing the First Flight on my 701 this last Friday.  He and Steve Smith flew down to my cow pasture runway to perform the first flight.  All Went perfectly.  What a joy to see five years of work go airborne.

Added by Roger Wibbels on April 4, 2016 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Streamline Struts

Added by Roger Wibbels on October 17, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Streamlined Struts

I've spent a considerable amount of time researching streamlined strut covers to reduce drag, better performance.  I've found that uflyit.com sells two sizes.  The smaller size fits our (701) struts, but are very difficult to slide on unless you use some form of lube.  I used silicone, and they went on very nicely as opposed to doing one with no lube (very hard), and baby powder on one (no difference).  They look good and are secure.  you can change the angle of attack fairly easily.  The…

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Added by Roger Wibbels on October 15, 2013 at 5:05pm — 6 Comments

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