Recent content by LARRYEBOYER

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    Junk yard dog picture

    Let's make a trade. You get the JYD and I take the 2 place AC off your hands. I'll have it flying in 2 weeks and you can fly now. Also you give me the $500.����
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    Bensendays who is going

    Park and I will be there. Just 45 minute drive as I am now a snowbird.
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    Is that a pipe dream or did you really flyRicks gyro. If you did, hope you wiped our drawers out after all the excitement. Also steak and lobster ain't a bad thing . Sounds like the day is starting off just fight!
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    Who Likes It Hot ?

    Most people spend their whole life working their life away with little time left for family or themselves. You my friend have figured out how to work to balance the budget and yet plenty of time left over to do what you want when you want. You also have no problem insisting that if a promise is...
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    2-stroke Dependability?

    I destroyed a Subaru EJ22 last May. #2 cylinder threw a rod and blew a nice hole through the crank case. Synthetic oil was used. Engine ran quiet up to that point of failure. Not sure of hours on engine but I had opened up the valve covers and it looked like new when Igot engine.I put 54 hrs on...
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    Junk yard dog picture

    I may consider selling the JYD-1 for a reasonable offer. This is a one of a kind gyro with new engine with FI and delta cam grind.I will miss the JYD but am thinking of possibly moving up to a Calidus. I have to make room in my hanger. I am just now looking for a prospective buyer for the...
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    Junk yard dog picture

    Update to JYD. Early June did a full power fly by with a full power turning climb. What a rush. Just as I hit the top of the climb at about 800 AGL, engine went down to 3 cylinders. I immediately headed back to the airport. I was losing altitude so I went to full throttle. The idea that Subaru...
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    Where I placed the stabs, I still feel some shakey feeling. My theory is like riding behind a truck and trailer. At the right spot you get the turbulence. That could be what's causing that feeling. I moved the stabs forward 10 inches. Not only looks better,but now this machine is where I want...
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    Stan how are you? Hope all is well. I did not experience the tail wiggle or the heavy stick at idle. My ship seemed to have lost some stability and I didn't feel relaxed when I flew it. The new tail feathers seem to have returned the stability I enjoyed with the RAF Boyer Warrior. Still I will...
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    I did not experience the tail wiggle or the heavy stick at idle. I just thought it seemed to have lost that solid stability feeling when I was in wind. May be I was spoiled with the RAF Boyer warrior. This newtail group seems to have brought back that solid stability feeling, but I have not been...
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    Paul. That was a major concern when I built the additional keel. The rotor is not even close, or I would have moved the tail feathers closer to the cabin. Good question. Gregg Greminger has been a proponent of "Way back" for the stab position.He was the inspiration for this attempt to get more...
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    new sparrowhawk mod. new sparrowhawk mod. After some thought and a little courage, I decided to build a simple keel extension and change the tail feathers from the tall tail to the RAF vertical stab with the Boyer horizontal stab. I test flew it 2 days ago and it was a major improvement in...
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    Thank you Mr. Beaty. I remember when Pat did that, but I don't remember him having the tall tail. I never felt the tail shake in a standard RAF . Maybe because it was far enough back. Not like the modified RAF with the Sparrowhawk change. Steve, you mentioned that engine drop idea to me at...
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    New raf / sparrowhawk

    Mr. Beaty. Thank you for that but over my head. The video does suggest why the ass end wiggles.In your opinion, would a stab mounted farther back than current Sparrowhawk design and lower than the cabin be a better solution? Thank you for your experienced opinion.
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