Windshield on and glass pocket made for it to fit into. I will make a instrument panel that is removable this way the windshield will stay on and I can get to the back of the instruments without removing the everything
Can you guys tell me how tall your windscreens are and does anyone have
a windscreen for the backseat? If so would it be possible to upload some
pictures? I found sitting in the backseat of a Magni is a lot more comfortable than doing the same in the Twinstar, because of the windscreen on the back of the front seat.
Update I just sent money to Bob Foster for his FI, camed sub 2.2 and I ordered a SPG-2 gearbox form http://www.airtrikes.net/engines.shtml with the box upsidedown for gyro use helping with the VCG.
I am fitting a 14 gallon seat tank in right now it is from ULparts and will post pics later. It looks tight but it will work. A new stick will have to be made I think. This seat will move gas weight up helping with the VCG. If the Twinstarr is not CLT mine will be much better.
I'm thinking about using the Magnum IVO prop 3 blades 68" then maybe later get the inflight adjust for it.
If my TS doesn't sell by the end of Jan/Feb, I was actually thinking about modifying it to be a true CLT machine. Raising the body 6-8", dropping the motor a bit and adding a single tall tail right behind the prop...
Just thoughts at this point, but we'll see where it goes
At that point, it'll become the first hybrid-star...
Tim, you're thoughts on the modification would be appreciated; but shoot them to me...
didn't mean to hi-jack but since you brought up the clt thing....
Motor is already pretty low, thankfully and the rotors are pretty high.
I think raising the gas tank is a fantastic idea.
As far as the rudder/tail goes, I would look into adding an HStab that goes between the rudders/VStab through the prop wash. It would be so long that even a thin one would have a good deal of surface area.
Since the thrustline offset is only a few inches high, I doubt you will need a super huge HStab. Also, keep in mind you do have HStab area already out in clean air.
The seat mount is done. I am installing a sending unit in the tank, getting the cover for the seat too. I will be ordering the fuel pumps and lines. Just as things are moving with the gyro I get a new job that takes me away. I will be at the Navy weapons school Crane IN. 13-25 Jan. anyone is around I would like to see your gyro. Maybe go to Ohio if they do the meeting thing.
Tim when is the get together they talked about in another thread? I should have the 19 and 20th off. I was hoping to link up with Ed Newbold to see if I can get your old rotorhead from him. He is a hard man to find. Ed if your reading this let me know if we can make a deal. Post here or call my cell is 910 584 4413 , Home is 910 980 1965. Now that all of you have my info be nice.