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Brent_Brown

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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
 

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barnstorm2

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Nice.

I wish my dash was removable. It is rivited on.
 

Caribean_gyro

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Windshield make a lot of stress on the anchor points. I had one crack on the base. No matter how I heated and try to form the u shape he wants to go back to original.

The pocket for drag is a great Idea but need achor screws any way.

looking for for completion

ChuckP
 

Brent_Brown

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It will still have bolts holding it on the insturment pod and to the sides of body. this will help hold it together.
 

Brent Drake

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I have 8 screws that hold on the instrument panel. It then lays over on your lap to work on. I thought they all were that way.
 

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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.

Thanks in advance, Simon
 

Brent Drake

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Yes, most of us a a small wind screen for the backseat. Not sure how tall they are though.
 

Brent_Brown

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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.
 

barnstorm2

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This sounds GREAT.

I doubt I would go suby with mine (since I already have a lyc in place) but the seat-tank idea is something I would really like to consider.

.
 

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YAY! It is on its way to being finished!
That will be really sweet Brent.
 

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Brent,
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....
 

Brent_Brown

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I think that with the gas moved up and the engine above the CL it will good for me.

I guess a new the main gear v support chould be made and use longer legs all around this will bring the body up for you.
 

barnstorm2

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Jim,

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.

.
 

Brent_Brown

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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.
 

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If you have the time you might also want to visit Wright Patterson AFB Museum in Dayton, OHio.
 

Brent_Brown

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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.
 

barnstorm2

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Friday Jan 18th at 5pm (ish) I will be there plenty early to open the doors and set things up.

It is across the street from Wright Brothers Airport just south of Dayton off of I-75

Doug should be sending you an email with detailed directions and info today.

Ed is a busy guy, keep try'n!
 

Brent_Brown

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I might be able to make it if school is out at 3 other things atre going on at this time for me so you never know. looks about 150 miles one way.
 
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