Big Runways in South Dakota

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Big Runways in South Dakota

Postby Gerald V9 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:36 am

There may not be too many airports in South Dakota but we have plenty of runway.  Many thanks to Dave U for the help and advice over the past year.  The bird tipped the scale with oil,coolant, and residual fuel at 682 lbs.  Takeoffs and landings are really a short lived event, especially if there is any wind, which we do have plenty of.  To initiate conversation beyond the building, what power settings/airspeeds are people targeting on downwind-base-final?  I realize this is engine-prop dependant, but the majority of Highlanders are using 912s (100 hp).  
                                                       Keep on Building,   Gerald V9

P.S. For those installing 912s and routing throttle cables through the firewall.  Either have obvious slack between th firewall and engine or allow the throttle cable to slip through a fitting/grommet in the firewall.  When synchronizing the carbs, any adverse tension/compression on the cables in combination with a moving/torqueing engine will produce errant vacuum readings that could possibly take hours of frustration to figure out.
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Very motivational

Postby KevinC » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:17 am

Gerald,

Beautiful bird!

Did you use a lexan turtle deck?  If so, how do you like it and was it difficult to make?

Are the big tires worth it?

Hope to check out your runways sometime.

K
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Postby gme9261236 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:33 pm

That is really one great looking plane. Its simple graphics really make it stand out as one classy machine.

Looks like you did a great job
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Re: Big Runways in South Dakota

Postby rgmullins » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:27 pm

You did a terrific job of keeping it light. I'm doing my best but I bet mine will end up over 700

Gerald V9 wrote:P.S. For those installing 912s and routing throttle cables through the firewall.  Either have obvious slack between th firewall and engine or allow the throttle cable to slip through a fitting/grommet in the firewall.  When synchronizing the carbs, any adverse tension/compression on the cables in combination with a moving/torqueing engine will produce errant vacuum readings that could possibly take hours of frustration to figure out.


It sounds like you spent hours of fustration to come up with that tidbit. :)
Thanks for the tip
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