Brian's Genesis G1sa Build

GaryMac

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Wow, Brian. Either that is really good photoshop, or you have already built your panel. I like it.... how reachable do you think the radio knobs will be?

I'm leaning towards building a larger side console to put the radio, and most other things that I will need to push, and just having flight instruments in the main panel in front. But then again, I'm planning on having shoulder straps.
 

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Here's the more expensive panel. My dad works on glass all day so he's of course pushing me into higher end. Screw it. Here's the other idea...

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I'm planning on having shoulder straps.

I like your shoulder straps idea. I'll have to give the lap belt a go a few times and see how I like. Remembering the seat has a nice reclined bucket feel anyway.
 

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If you go with the all-in-one glass, I'd move the radio and transponder up. Looks like a good bit of "heads-down" would be required with them both between your knees.

Maybe like a left and right side kinda deal? The nice thing about this EFIS is that you can control the radio frequencies with certain radio models.
 

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If you go with the MGL glass panel, they make a nice radio unit that slaves to the Enigma.... makes it real easy for frequency setting based on a drop down list of nearest airfields.

If cost was not an issue, that's what I was going to do.
 

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I got my rotors in today. Did an inventory and stroked them a little bit. They sure are nice. Thanks RFD!
 

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Sweet!! What size did you get? Did you get the regular blades, or go with the tip-weighted "cruizer" blades?
 

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I got the 23" and I couldn't tell you if they are tip weighted or not. I remember asking Nicolas about this but forgot what we decided. He placed my order. Went ahead and got me some Purple Polish and some fine grit. Going to take Stan's advice and give it a nice spit n grit shine.
 

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Standard blades. Gary when you are close and we have the weight of your gyro with HKS i will order the suitable blades from Ernie and you will arrange the rest with him.
 

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All Dragon Wings are tip weighted. The "Cruiser Blades" have heavier tip weights in them. This gives them more inertia and makes them more suited for flying staight and level. They fly faster and plow through rough air better.
 

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So did I want these in this application? I think we decided to go standard because of my weight and sport flight desires. Comment.
 

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Looking sweet. I can't wait for you to get airborn and report back to us your experience :) I love the glass.....wow super sweet. :)
 

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You are building a fun machine... so standard blades (standard tip weight). Also very nice cruise handling. Depending on the weight of the machine and pilot you will use 23 or 24.

If you built it as it was designed ( no extra unnecessary weight) the 23' are the best. Extra weight on the tips will reduce the "sport" handling a little.
 

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A few pics of the hood.
 

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So did I want these in this application? I think we decided to go standard because of my weight and sport flight desires. Comment.

I had Dragon Wings on my KB-2 and never had any complaints. My KB-2 flew nice and sporty.
 

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I got a few things done in the shop tonight. I installed the suspension springs and the rudder pedals. I haven't mounted the seat yet because I'm waiting on my fuel tank. I ordered the largest one and it should be here soon. I'm still planning my panel. I think I'm going to do something simple and not go with an expensive panel. I have my eyes on a Maule bush plane so I'll stick to the lighter is better plan. Here are a few shots of dad and I in the shop. Good night.
 

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Received the horizontal and rudder components tonight.
 

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