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Old 19th Oct 2022, 04:28
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I’m visiting some friends in Nanaimo BC. We went for a stroll by the harbour. 😄








My kind of harbour!

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Old 20th Oct 2022, 14:21
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Dawn Patrol



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Old 19th Dec 2022, 03:22
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Some very cold flying today. 2.3 hours total, brings me up to 35.0 hours on the airplane.



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Old 19th Dec 2022, 08:31
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Some very cold flying today.
Probably good performance though! ​​​​​​​
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Probably good performance though!
Indeed! The air was nearly solid. The 80hp VW bug motor felt supercharged.
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 02:40
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I finished my 40 hours today. Had a little time before sunset and took my son up for the first time.

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Old 21st Dec 2022, 09:25
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Nice one what sort of speed can you get out of it?
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 14:49
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Nice one what sort of speed can you get out of it?
Normal cruise is 100 kts burning 4 GPH. If I turn up the wick a little it is easy to reach 110 and WOT gets me almost 120.
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 18:36
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Looks a fun machine! Don't think we have any flying in the UK, just a few Sonerais.

When I was flying with a friend from Schaumberg 20 odd years ago, I'm surprised we didn't drop in at Poplar Grove, my mate was keen to land at as many airports as possible and we must have almost passed overhead enroute Rock County.
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Looks a fun machine! Don't think we have any flying in the UK, just a few Sonerais.

When I was flying with a friend from Schaumberg 20 odd years ago, I'm surprised we didn't drop in at Poplar Grove, my mate was keen to land at as many airports as possible and we must have almost passed overhead enroute Rock County.
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Poplar Grove is a great place to visit. We have a museum, an EAA chapter, a maintenance shop, engine rebuild shop, and some of the old timers recently scratch built a Curtiss Jenny.


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1.5 hours today. Adam did stalls, slow flight, steep turns, takeoffs, and his first landing.

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How does your Sonnex handle on the ground compared to other light tail draggers? Any issues with the ruddervators?
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How does your Sonnex handle on the ground compared to other light tail draggers? Any issues with the ruddervators?
I'd say it's pretty forgiving. It doesn't have anywhere near the rudder power of a Super Cub or any of the Piper taildragger family, so less crosswind capability. The Sonex design features a steerable tailwheel with a direct link, and there is no differential braking. Turns on the ground are wide. It's very light and simple though. No issues with the ruddervators. They work.
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Great stuff, love the Jenny too, you must be an industrious lot there! Wish we had dropped in though it was way back in 2001 (really? )...
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Old 8th Jan 2023, 05:05
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Early brainwashing of my two boys, 2008. My co-builder Adam is wearing the green hat in these pics. Same kid in my Waiex photos and videos.




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Old 29th Jan 2023, 17:59
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I'm currently a refugee from the Canadian winter, but next year I'll be home for some of the time. I'll try to go to this fly-in!













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Old 29th Jan 2023, 19:47
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Post-maintenance ground run.

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