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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby marl59 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:33 am

See you there Steve with Grand Daddy Yee Haw. She's still kicking! Safe flying Brother!
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:42 pm

The HSF 2019 was a blast! My Yamaha EPeX powered Highlander was super fast. I set quick time and won several races but came up a little short in the end finishing 2nd behind Toby Ashley in his hot rod Carbon Cub. I made a very big mistake catching my sleeve on my hydraulic flap release lever and accidentally dumped my flaps way early which totally screwed up my landing. Thats racing. I can hardly stand the wait for the next Stol Drag race!

It was cool having so many other Just Aircraft with some of the coolest pilots at this event!!
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:43 pm

I’ve been trying out Carbon Concepts leading edge slats on both of my Highlanders and I’m very impressed with them.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby BucF16 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:30 pm

Well CRAP!....


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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby Jentree » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:42 pm

I’ve almost called you about 3 times since you mentioned the slats a few weeks ago. I sure would like to see some STOL footage of these. Especially with the boosted apex. How many seconds would you guess that it takes to climb to 500ft. I know you’re doing like a 100mph after just a few, 500ft must come pretty quick?
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:10 pm

I don’t think the slats matter much at all for takeoff or climbing. Where they really shine is slow flight and landing.
I have another set of slats ordered so that I can have them on both of my Highlanders. I have my mounting brackets already built for Yeehaw 6 and I have the first set of slats mounted on Yeehaw 7.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby BDA » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:02 pm

Randy is a great guy and makes a great product!

His skis are the best you can get.

Have seen quite a few cubs up here with his slats, they definitely increase slow speed performance.
But a few of the cub guys said they saw a slight increase in takeoff roll with the slats, and loss of cruise speed. More drag.
But the landing speed and added safety margin was worth it.

It makes sense to me that they dont become effective until over 15* AOA - which is hard to do on the ground.
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