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Old 7th Aug 2020, 03:42
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It's certainly not me in the LHS, but I had to find a place to post this:


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Old 8th May 2021, 14:17
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How far above Vat was he when he was trying to forrce the aircarft down onto the track?
Brown underwear all round!
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 08:32
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Sports airfield, LJBL Bled, Slovenia. Good destination in the wintertime as well (paved runway, taxiway).
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Old 19th Mar 2022, 02:17
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A nice, well-produced video about a lovely grass field just east of Calgary. I’ve never been there, but it feels as if I know it, because it’s about 20 miles from my gliding club and we share the same traffic frequency.

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Old 3rd Aug 2022, 04:18
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Took my son and I 9 years to build this.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 16:11
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Not sure if anybody reads these but I'll post one more.
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Old 13th Dec 2022, 16:34
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Tough crowd here. I'm at 32.7 hours out of the required 40 for my phase 1 flight test.
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Old 14th Dec 2022, 10:09
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IFMU, believe me, your posts are seen and appreciated.

There's about 110 posts in this thread, and there have been 116,000 views, so more than 1000 views per post, so your contributions are not falling into a black hole by any means.

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Old 15th Dec 2022, 11:12
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Just over a year ago, I had my third dual trip with an instructor friend in his Christen Eagle II. After doing some aerobatics and inverted flying, I did a three-turn spin and then I asked my instructor to do one while I filmed it. Great fun.




During the debrief, I noticed the G meter recording needles showing +7 and -3.

I said “I didn’t think we pulled that much!”

My instructor said “Adrenaline will do that to you!”
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Old 15th Dec 2022, 14:30
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Nice. I did my aerobatics in an S2A and like the Eagle it both spins well and exits the spin in a heartbeat. I don't recall that many Gs in a spin. My chute comes next month and I can start doing aerobatics in the Waiex. Positive G fun stuff, it's not the same class as the Eagle or Pitts.

Thank you Saab Dastard for your comment.
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Old 15th Dec 2022, 22:50
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IFMU,

It was the maneuvers before the spins that led to the G readings.

The spins are relaxed by comparison although the rotation rate is quite fast compared to the gliders I usually spin.
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Old 16th Dec 2022, 02:16
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
IFMU,

It was the maneuvers before the spins that led to the G readings.

The spins are relaxed by comparison although the rotation rate is quite fast compared to the gliders I usually spin.
That makes more sense! Wow, I've never pulled more than 6. The guys flying Sonex aerobatics are pulling 3-4 typically. It's rated +6/-3 at aerobatic weight.
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Old 16th Dec 2022, 05:36
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I think those readings were brief instantaneous G forces. I wasn’t looking at the meter during my aeros, but my seat-of-the-pants G meter registered 5-6. 😄

I see the limits are +9 and -6 - well beyond my tolerance at my advanced age!
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 13:51
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Here is my son's first flight in the airplane he spent 600+ hours building with me. Poor lighting, and the only audio is engine noise, but that smile on first takeoff makes it all worth it.
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Brilliant!

It must be an awesome feeling to go flying in an aircraft you have built yourself.
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Old 2nd Jan 2023, 04:50
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Old 9th Jan 2023, 20:47
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 15:21
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
Don't think we have any flying in the UK, just a few Sonerais.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 15:05
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Here is another, G-HELL at North Coates Airfield.
It seems to be based there:
https://northcoatesflyingclub.com/pi...ased-aircraft/

From the Sonex builder database, it seems there are 7 Sonex flying in England and as many under construction.
https://www.sonexaircraft.com/search...Lng=-1.1743197

It is a great little aircraft - cheap to build and operate. Fun to fly. The Y-tail Waiex flies the same as the heathen conventional tail Sonex, but the Waiex is about 20% cooler.
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Old 5th Feb 2023, 20:44
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First time flying today in a long time. We put in a new oil pump with a pressure relief cover and eliminated the filter. The flaps were re-rigged and are good - the airplane trims up pretty stable hands off. Maybe a very slight right turn. Before when I had it hands off there was a big gap between the flap and the wing trailing edge and that has been fixed. We left our phase 1 flight test area for the first time and gave Adam his first landings away from home base. This is DeKalb, IL where Adam goes to college at NIU.
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