View Full Version : About time!!!
04-01-2004, 09:54 AM
It is my pleasure to announce the "DaScrew-Driver" N34KB, was issued it's Airworthiness Certificate Yesturday (March 31st) at Herbert Smart.
11 months start to finish. ;D
Bring on "DaLil-Wang"
04-01-2004, 10:00 AM
John, I followed your reports from the very beginning and it has been a pleasure to view your progress.
04-01-2004, 10:25 AM
Congrats!!! Sorry I couldn't be there. At least I got to see you solo! :D
04-01-2004, 11:14 AM
Thanks guys. It has been and still is a journey. But I guess that is the fun. When I first came abord, I kinda had Ron Awads outlook, "I'd rather fly than build." After "DaScrew-Driver," I am firm, "I'd rather fly than build."
Had I known then, what I know now:
I would have ordered the KB-3 kit with Rotax 582 with an 8.3 gal tank. Added the Little wing "T" tail, George Hammock pod, 23' Dragon Wings.
Insted, I now have to install a larger oil cooler, switch to synthetic oil, run avgass, just to keep the engin cool enough for reliable flight. Don't get me wrong, I like the vw and it has plenty of push....It just runs hot most of the time. Kinda feel cheated by Ken Brock Manufacturing because the VW engine they advertised at 75 hp is not what they contracted for at Great Plains and was dismissed as a misprint. Insted of a 75 hp like I thought, I got a 66hp peak 60 continuios. I know it was a misprint because everything they sell in the engine installation is for the 1835cc motor.
Also gonna buy 23' dragon wings hoping this too will help keep from running the engine so hard. For cosmetic purposes, I got a george Hammock pod.
"DaLil-Wang" will go alot smoother.
04-01-2004, 04:06 PM
Congratulations on your FAA certificate.
I hope you got it on March 31- instead of April Fools Day ;)
04-02-2004, 05:44 AM
I am almost ready for my inspection. I have to add the 'limits' stickers to my dials and double check everything.
I plan to call up and make arrangements after B-Days
04-07-2004, 03:45 AM
I finally got around to getting my FAA inspection done yesterday. Pretty simple, he only pointed out a few places where the wires contacted the frame to clean up. It only took 30 minutes to fix the things he noted. We have a short supply of DAR's in the area, and even less that will look at a gyro. I had made arrangements with one, but he was unable to do it. So I contacted the FAA. From first contact to inspection was less than two weeks and he was really helpful with paperwork etc..
While there is a never ending list of little projects on the gyro, its nice have the big stuff and the inspection done. Its time to get some serious flying in.
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