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6th Feb 2023, 18:14
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

My youngest son's first ride in the Waiex. ...

My youngest son's first ride in the Waiex.
https://youtu.be/rxJteW9-lKk
6th Feb 2023, 03:38
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

Took my younger son for his first ride today. I...

Took my younger son for his first ride today. I haven't flown with him since he was 9, back in 2013.
...
5th Feb 2023, 21:44
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

First time flying today in a long time. We put in...

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...
29th Jan 2023, 19:47
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

Post-maintenance ground run. ...

Post-maintenance ground run.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1000x750/test_run_after_254f8ab2dab0500d4edbb4263927cfcfc29dec83.jpg
29th Jan 2023, 17:49
Replies: 290
Views: 40,427
Posted By IFMU

A summary of the week and some good time lapse. ...

A summary of the week and some good time lapse.
https://youtu.be/x7pCOHs4oFs
27th Jan 2023, 16:05
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

Here is another, G-HELL at North Coates Airfield....

Here is another, G-HELL at North Coates Airfield.
https://youtu.be/LeBO-cIqcqw
It seems to be based there:
https://northcoatesflyingclub.com/picture-gallery/club-based-aircraft/

From the Sonex...
25th Jan 2023, 16:21
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

https://youtu.be/KahtWQKi7ag

https://youtu.be/KahtWQKi7ag
23rd Jan 2023, 14:23
Replies: 290
Views: 40,427
Posted By IFMU

Wet Dress rehearsal going on now: ...

Wet Dress rehearsal going on now:
https://youtu.be/nbBeoReu12E
20th Jan 2023, 16:17
Replies: 290
Views: 40,427
Posted By IFMU

For me it's only a 1072NM flight to Brownsville. ...

For me it's only a 1072NM flight to Brownsville. I should put that on my bucket list.
20th Jan 2023, 14:14
Replies: 290
Views: 40,427
Posted By IFMU

This is really cool. I check out the LabPadre...

This is really cool. I check out the LabPadre livestreams often to see what is going on. They are on a buildup lately.
9th Jan 2023, 21:47
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

https://youtu.be/-4Aq1mwo1O0

https://youtu.be/-4Aq1mwo1O0
8th Jan 2023, 17:49
Replies: 58
Views: 8,915
Posted By IFMU

A J3 floatplane is in a pretty level attitude. A...

A J3 floatplane is in a pretty level attitude. A J3 in the 3 point attitude is not. You don't have forward visibility.

When I was a primary student in a PA12, I had a buddy who was doing his...
8th Jan 2023, 05:05
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

Early brainwashing of my two boys, 2008. My...

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....
7th Jan 2023, 17:53
Replies: 58
Views: 8,915
Posted By IFMU

Not to belabor the obvious to the tailwheel...

Not to belabor the obvious to the tailwheel pilots on this thread, but S turns and eyes out on taxi always works. Things happen really slow on the ground.

Disclosure: I have no P51 time. But, I...
3rd Jan 2023, 23:59
Replies: 58
Views: 8,915
Posted By IFMU

We expect the lowliest students in a cub to taxi...

We expect the lowliest students in a cub to taxi with S turns to clear ahead. It seems very odd that we would not expect a P-51 pilot to keep their eyes outside and do the same.

Alternatively, we...
3rd Jan 2023, 20:28
Replies: 58
Views: 8,915
Posted By IFMU

It looks like the taxiway is about 50' wide. A...

It looks like the taxiway is about 50' wide. A P51 has a gear width of 11 or 12 feet. I don't think this was the challenge here.
3rd Jan 2023, 02:12
Replies: 35
Views: 4,813
Posted By IFMU

It's been a while but I think we did dunker...

It's been a while but I think we did dunker training with shoes on.
2nd Jan 2023, 05:50
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

https://youtu.be/IdLk2tpew4k

https://youtu.be/IdLk2tpew4k
27th Dec 2022, 01:27
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

I'd say it's pretty forgiving. It doesn't have...

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...
26th Dec 2022, 23:25
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

1.5 hours today. Adam did stalls, slow flight,...

1.5 hours today. Adam did stalls, slow flight, steep turns, takeoffs, and his first landing....
23rd Dec 2022, 23:26
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1200x900/waiex_low_takeoff_b9d34080ba42c8dabea0e50f3d86b436b1fb61e3.jpg
22nd Dec 2022, 03:56
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

From our forum there is at least 1 in the UK: ...

From our forum there is at least 1 in the UK:
Sonex#1555 TD
Aereovee #0672
Bungay, Suffolk, England,
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Poplar Grove is a great place to visit. We have a museum, an EAA chapter, a maintenance...
21st Dec 2022, 14:51
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

Here is my son's first flight in the airplane he...

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....
21st Dec 2022, 14:49
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

Normal cruise is 100 kts burning 4 GPH. If I...

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.
21st Dec 2022, 02:40
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

I finished my 40 hours today. Had a little time...

I finished my 40 hours today. Had a little time before sunset and took my son up for the first time....
19th Dec 2022, 15:06
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

Indeed! The air was nearly solid. The 80hp VW...

Indeed! The air was nearly solid. The 80hp VW bug motor felt supercharged.
19th Dec 2022, 03:22
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

Some very cold flying today. 2.3 hours total,...

Some very cold flying today. 2.3 hours total, brings me up to 35.0 hours on the airplane....
16th Dec 2022, 03:16
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

That makes more sense! Wow, I've never pulled...

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.
15th Dec 2022, 15:30
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

Nice. I did my aerobatics in an S2A and like the...

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...
13th Dec 2022, 17:34
Replies: 120
Views: 118,659
Posted By IFMU

Tough crowd here. I'm at 32.7 hours out of the...

Tough crowd here. I'm at 32.7 hours out of the required 40 for my phase 1 flight test.
https://youtu.be/1-jkVZ2WLe0
7th Dec 2022, 16:55
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1000x750/c140_overhead_small_53b3668b0bc49c68e51b88ec4c788fbc80e46b40.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2022, 15:13
Replies: 167
Views: 22,029
Posted By IFMU

The true Sikorsky types had been battling loss of...

The true Sikorsky types had been battling loss of momentum long before X2. X2 was a triumph in that we pulled it off with little management support. Back at the turn of the millennium we were...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2022, 14:17
Replies: 167
Views: 22,029
Posted By IFMU

I've been out of Sikorsky for nearly a decade...

I've been out of Sikorsky for nearly a decade now, so I can't really speak too much of recent developments. My observations are based on the leadership trajectory of a decade ago. I was part of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2022, 01:13
Replies: 167
Views: 22,029
Posted By IFMU

Well done Bell! Sikorsky screwed the pooch on...

Well done Bell! Sikorsky screwed the pooch on this one and Bell was ahead all the way.

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7th Nov 2022, 15:06
Replies: 121
Views: 152,529
Posted By IFMU

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1000x750/sunrise_over_bel_air_63589176edcaf9efb1565b819a3ee11ea44e8f24.jpg
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