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Old Apr 28, 2015, 07:32 AM
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I recall when a kid, that coming out of winter to find a 50 day felt rather balmy and enticing to get out and enjoy it. Here... the field shuts down below 60
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Old Apr 28, 2015, 08:02 AM
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btw... I flew the Travel Air two flights on Sunday. Had a bit of cross wind and the first takeoff was not pretty. Keeping it straight was a problem and I lifted her off slightly prematurely and a wing dropped. It was caught in time and powered out of harms way but cause for some pucker factor.

The second takeoff was redeeming and went very well. For it... takes offs are harder than landing. I've about concluded why early airdromes were just large fields allowing takeoffs into the wind no matter the direction... cross wind takeoffs on those short coupled designs was challenging.
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Congratulations on the two flights!
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Old Apr 30, 2015, 08:11 PM
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+1 Hopefully someone can get some photos!
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Old Apr 30, 2015, 08:18 PM
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I think I've created some confusion. I maidened and went through a period of flight trimming with the Travel Air 6000 some time back and documented with pictures and flight video in the Travel Air thread.
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Old May 20, 2015, 08:45 PM
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One good thing about Tom's threads is no matter how long you spend away is always easy to catch up again! Thanks, mate!

About your balancing issue: the literature recommends to allow your CG travel between 20-33% of the aerodynamic mean chord. As the Ryan have a rectangular wing, the mean chord is no different from the root chord.

If your CG is placed in between 20-33% of the chord length, measured from the leading edge, you will be fine. 20% will fly a bit nose heavy and 33% a bit unstable/tail heavy.

I'll try to be more present again. Have been missing all this fun lately, but my college thesis is killing me. Be safe, buddy!
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Old May 21, 2015, 05:17 AM
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Hi Wil

Good to hear from you.

There's been no progress on the Ryan. At the moment, I'm building a new deck in my back yard.
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When I was a boy, I'd visit the starter/generator shop of an older gentleman. A prop was mounted above the side door to his shop. Years later when owning a car of my own that needing service, I visited the shop and the aging gentleman told the story of once owning a plane, but stubbornly getting out of flying when a license was required.

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http://pages.suddenlink.net/arlyn/oldmilt.html
Thank you for that story..Our local "Milt" was Melrose Burlin...a man who 'fit' Milt's story to a T..Blacksmith, Veterinarian, Farmer......everybody's helper...He owned a Horse-drawn Road Grader, and helped the County with it's road problems.
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Thank you for that story..Our local "Milt" was Melrose Burlin...a man who 'fit' Milt's story to a T..Blacksmith, Veterinarian, Farmer......everybody's helper...He owned a Horse-drawn Road Grader, and helped the County with it's road problems.
Long live the memories of the Milt's and Melrose's. Their characters were notable and of great value.
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