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12-26-2005, 08:29 PM
Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed this forum and how I have learned much from it. Finally decided to join, first forum of any type for me.
I with much much much help from my instructor (Ron Menzie Searcy,AR.) rebuild a Barnett BRC540. I have around 100 hours in it so far.
Would love to hear more from Barnett pilots.
12-27-2005, 04:17 AM
Very cool, welcome, and how does the Barnett fly? I have only seen a couple of them.
12-27-2005, 05:08 AM
From the ones I've seen when I was out west. They are fast.
12-27-2005, 05:21 AM
Nice looking aircraft Kenny. Any chance you can tell us more about it ?
Ohh and welcome to the Forum.
12-27-2005, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the welcome and I love like everyone on the forum to talk about their gyro. I have only flown 2 gyros so I don't have much to compare to.
I was trained in a RAF with a nice stab, that has now had the Sparrow Hawk update added. The Barnett flies comparable to the RAF with just the stab maybe a bit more stable, but a little short of the new Sparrow Hawk set up.
The Barnett may fly a bit more like a fixed wing in some ways. The first thing I noticed is with power settings and the nose. The Barnett is back wards, nose rises with power up and lowers with reduced power. I have done a little tweaking too. I added some area to the stab, the nose used to bob up and down some but the increased stab area pretty much stopped that. I put high performance cams in my 2.2 and had to upgrade my prop from a 3- blade to a 5. The Barnett turns a 58 in. prop a little short compared to the RAF. I have really enjoyed the building process and now the flying, was worth all the work. (Don't give up for anyone building a project now).
The one thing with the Barnett I am not sure of though is the stick pressure an higher speeds. At say 80 knots the forward stick pressure it take to keep the nose down really starts to increase and I have no trim system yet. (After flying Ron's updated RAF that is a must, I was spoiled)
I was reading some of the other forum links that mentioned ag pilots. I farm in central Arkansas so crop dusters are as common as sun shine in the summer, sent a couple of pictures of one at work.
12-27-2005, 01:05 PM
Nice Pics. MJ :)
12-27-2005, 06:22 PM
...The Barnett is back wards, nose rises with power up and lowers with reduced power...
Kenny, that's not "backwards." It's called "airspeed stability."
12-27-2005, 07:16 PM
Yes but backwards from the RAF I trained in.
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