The Little Wing 5 is tied down at the Lincoln Airport., northeast of Sacramento, CA. Only one system needs additional attention.
The electric pre-rotation inline fuse.
I am up to popping 200amp ANL fuses. I have the correct size wiring and the suggested starter motor. I am pulsing the switched solenoid. But it's the spiked initial amperage draw with such a high inertial load. Is this normal? Or am I missing something.
1st video ala GoPro...oh buddy, I'm looking forward to some more. Great job and nice flying skills. I have found that it takes some special consideration to coordinate the flight with the purpose of quality raw footage. I'd love to see the same flight air to air if you can talk a buddy into it (might have to offer him a life jacket )...Consider a helmet mount too. Offers me some versatility in some situations. I will probably plagerize your choice of tunes, spot on. Be tickled to see your next clip. Cheers
I'm planning on going to both Jim. The plan so far is leaving for Oshkosh Sun and staying to the end, then a couple days at Mentone before going home. It's been many many years (decades) since I've been to Oshkosh so I'm going for the whole thing this time. I want to get a ride in the Airship while I'm there.
Thank you for your observations on this thread. I have been collecting information and making my own assessments of knowledge available about gyro theory for about 12 years. I have come to the same conclusions about this sport not having much aeronautical engineering input for many years. Many people in this sport are self taught engineers, who have their own perceptions about theory and application. That is good. But we also need the the experts with the numbers to help define stability factors more precisely. There is always room for more knowledge when it applies to the safety and integrity of the sport.
That's fantastic Jim! I took the gyro out Sunday for testing out the new prerotator motor. It seems pretty good, I know it's alot better built than the last hydraulic motor and it seems to be spinning them up better. I don't have the bike tach hooked up so I don't have any numbers yet. Since the gyro was all warmed up from the prerotor testing and it was quiet at the airport, I took it out for some touch and goes.
I've been thinking about putting an enclosure on myself.
I've also been making parts for a new gyro too.
Are you planning on getting a Sport pilot rating or do you have a ppsel now? My number is 734-927-9779 if you want to give me a call. I'm on midnights now so the best times are late afternoons and anytime at night.
Hi John, Long time no hear! How`s everything? About tired of this winter weather. I flew my Bee on the 16 Th of Feb. for 1.0Hr Have 15Hrs of solo on the ole girl now.
Got 17Hrs from Chuck R finished up the 26Th of Sept 2010. Plan on getting A lot more than that this summer!
What A good feeling. Have you been getting any flying time in? Sure wish I had an enclosure. Am thinking about adding A 5 gal. seat tank for more range. Will be able to come down to your area! Got to go, give me A holler when you get A chance LATER Jim