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Float Flying Fun with a Highlander

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:16 pm
by gkremers
Ford Lake Michigan
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Lakes close to home
https://vimeo.com/186200217

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:59 pm
by BDA
Little eye candy

Got bored waiting for fabric to get here.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:45 pm
by FlyerChief
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Fun at the Beach

It's just a little too early to get the floats on in Canada, so a friend with a Kitfox and I decided to play on the beach a little. The floats will likely be going back on in early May. By the way... that's the good ol' USA in the distant background. (Erie, PA)

Dan
Highlander #241

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Beach Bums

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Beach Landing

Love my Highlander!!!
Havin' a Blast... Livin' the Dream!!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:22 pm
by Coltin.b
Hello All,

Im new to the forum but not new to JA. A lot of you I know and some of you I don't! Im currently deployed as a military contractor so I figured no better time to hop on the forum. Short story is, I bought myself a Highlander kit for my 22nd birthday and was lucky enough to have the time off to complete it in 4 months. First flight was NOV 1 2016. In the pictures below you can see its not the "normal" Highlander. Myself and Billy came up with the idea to fit it with the SS tail wheel shock, also it is equipped with the Beringer landing gear (No bungee's for me 8) ). At 675lbs its defiantly a performer!!

Coltin Brown

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:41 am
by alan
I saw this at SnF. Nice airplane and trailer. How do you like the Beringer suspension?

Alan

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 12:11 pm
by Coltin.b
I love it, Its almost impossible to have a bad landing. There is no bounce what so ever (just like the SS). Its expensive but well worth the money! You can really smack the plane down and you feel nothing.

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:47 pm
by john2
Coltin.b wrote:Hello All,

Im new to the forum but not new to JA. A lot of you I know and some of you I don't! Im currently deployed as a military contractor so I figured no better time to hop on the forum. Short story is, I bought myself a Highlander kit for my 22nd birthday and was lucky enough to have the time off to complete it in 4 months. First flight was NOV 1 2016. In the pictures below you can see its not the "normal" Highlander. Myself and Billy came up with the idea to fit it with the SS tail wheel shock, also it is equipped with the Beringer landing gear (No bungee's for me 8) ). At 675lbs its defiantly a performer!!

Coltin Brown


Sweet ride, how in the world can you complete an airplane in 4 months :shock: !!! Especially doing modifications to it too. Is it stock 912?

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:06 pm
by Coltin.b
John,
Due to my current career, I'm overseas for 4 months at a time but when I come home I have the 4 months off. I worked on it almost 10 hours a day and most of the time 6 days a week (in Billy Payne's shop). I am also an A&P so I guess you can take that for what it is worth haha. Yes it is a stock 912uls.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:10 pm
by danerazz
I'm an A&P and am at 5.5 YEARS working on mine, but my trip to OAIX was a lot longer than 4 months, and then there were the two kids, a new job, upgrade at the new job, and silly family expectations.

I love my family, but sometimes I wish I was 22 and single again...

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:22 pm
by Coltin.b
Dane,
Thats actually where I am now. But I guess it also helps when you live 5 minutes from Billy Payne, then again some would say thats kinda cheating haha.

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:30 pm
by Johnny C!
Coltin,
I love the paint color.

Nice plane.

Welcome to the forum.

John

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:08 pm
by BucF16
Wow, your Highlander looks like it sits higher and has a higher deck angle than the SS in the back ground. Very Cool!
Bruce

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:34 am
by pt17

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:56 pm
by Johnny C!
My with did a great pano while we were
out & about last Thursday.

John

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:24 pm
by Johnny C!
That should be "wife", not "with"...