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Jan 07, 2018, 03:17 PM
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I notice you are using 20deg C & 287m as your temp & altitude, was that default or does it reflect your conditions?
That was the default settings. I live in Baltimore MD.
I agree on the throttle for flying speed with the 12x6 prop. I might step up to the 12x8 for some cushion. -Vic
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Jan 07, 2018, 04:12 PM
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Finishing up


Here she is - up on her legs. As I mentioned, I am going with the stock hardware for this model. I have the Phoenix model with retracts and flaps so I'm just keeping this one simple. I may install the gear door covers but since I fly off grass, they will probably just get torn off. Got to clear-coat the cowl and mount the canopy.

I did not see anything in this thread about an exit hole for ventilation. A big vent hole in the cowl will do very little for cooling if the air can't get out. I will cut one on the bottom of the fuse just behind the wing.
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Jan 07, 2018, 06:04 PM
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Google says Baltimore is 150 metres. 20C=68F. Not enough to change much.
Looking good. Do you have a black top landing strip?
Jan 07, 2018, 07:23 PM
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Google says Baltimore is 150 metres. 20C=68F. Not enough to change much.
Looking good. Do you have a black top landing strip?
Thanks. Our field only has a grass landing strip. In the early summer, the grass gets really thick and sometimes causes nose over issues. Just have to be able to adjust your landing speed and flaring accordingly. Makes a better pilot out of all of us.
Feb 27, 2018, 05:12 PM
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Successful Maiden!


Had some great weather today so I took the Spitty out for the maiden. Our field is in pretty bad shape after the winter weather and wild life so it was pretty ruff. On the taxi out, she bounced around pretty bad and I almost aborted the flight. But, I turned her into the 8 mph wind straight down the runway and did a slow roll and then up she went. I had to add a lot of down trim but that was it. She flies very well, loops and rolls with no problems. After a 5 minute shake down flight, I line her up and made my first landing. Up on the nose she went after hitting a few divots in the runway. I took her back up again and got the same results on the landing. So I walked down the runway to find a smooth area, put in a fresh battery and went back up for some more flying. Rather enjoyable with no bad habits. The final landing was in the smoother area and she sat down on the mains for a nice roll out. She is a keeper!
-Vic


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