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Old 6th Feb 2023, 17:14
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My youngest son's first ride in the Waiex.
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Old 19th Feb 2023, 01:25
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Old 1st Mar 2023, 22:10
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We went to Oshkosh.
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Old 10th Mar 2023, 22:29
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Hello! I'm Tuomo, a private pilot based in GA. I've been on these forums since 2008 under a different username. Got my private in 2007. About a year ago started actively posting videos. The latest took us to St Simons Island.

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Old 12th Mar 2023, 23:51
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When I selected the 80 HP Aerovee to power the Sonex Waiex I built with my son, I really had two goals in mind:
  1. Economics. Cheap to buy, build, operate, maintain, and overhaul.
  2. Low performance for takeoff - good for learning.
The Waiex performs great with the Aerovee. It is basically a 2180CC VW bug motor. At light weights it climbs well, though it is no super cub. My thinking on the low takeoff performance is that if you learn in a super cub, no runway will ever seem too short and you don't have to do a great job to get off the ground and over the obstacles. Here is a high weight takeoff with a recently borrowed cruise prop. I am pretty happy with my son's airmanship and his learning progress.

In cruise we are turning 100kts at 4 gallons/hour. In the pattern we burn about 2 gallons per hour.
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Old 8th Apr 2023, 01:40
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I did all my acro training something like 25 years or more ago, mostly in an S2A. I had one lesson in a Decathlon too. I got my chute last February and today time and weather finally lined up for me to start exploring the envelope of the Waiex. Before I dove into it, I warmed up with some steep turns and big stalls. Then onto spins. Next time out I'll give loops a go. Also I'll go for more turns in the spins.
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Old 22nd May 2023, 03:41
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Stalls and steep turn practice.

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Old 2nd Jun 2023, 02:30
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Video from taking my dad for a ride, already covered in the picture thread.
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Old 2nd Jun 2023, 13:00
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Timelapse of the trip down and back
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Old 16th Jul 2023, 00:02
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After all that time in the Waiex my son is pursuing his FAA private rating.
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 03:22
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After 11 years or so I have night currency again.

I modified a headlamp to work with my 14.5 volt system, and wired it in through a dimmer. It draws 35mA at full bright.


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Old 4th Sep 2023, 19:59
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First Waiex solo for my son on video:
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