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Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:27 pm
by ja30driver
Guy that works at the airport took this the other morning.... thought it a good photo!

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:17 pm
by av8rps
Paint scheme is cool. I like it!

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:12 pm
by gkremers
I like it.....very nice

Gary

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:50 pm
by Johnny C!
Very nice!

I like it, too!

Please put a copy of that
in the tacked picture thread.

John

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:32 pm
by Clark in AZ
ja30driver wrote:Guy that works at the airport took this the other morning.... thought it a good photo!


Really nice! Can you tell us more about it?

Thanks!
Clark

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:33 pm
by john2
Sweet!!!! I love anything camo, don't know why I didn't paint mine camo.

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:04 am
by ja30driver
Built by Steve Henry in concert with Jim Pekola for a guy in Alpine, Wyoming
Mississippi Light Sport Did The Motor - 912ULS w/ Bully Hawk Turbo / Wiseco Pistons
Catto 2 Blade Prop
Twin Garmin GX3 Panel w/ HD Heater
Keep her in a hangar at KVPC- Cartersville, Georgia
Got her last December- Have flown it about 80 hours so far - my 1st tailwheel.
Only tailwheel I've ever flown other than an RV7 on few occasions.

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:48 am
by Clark in AZ
Love it! Thanks for the run down on it.

Clark

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:02 pm
by R Rinker
Is that vinyl wrap or paint? I assume it's paint, but just checking...

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:54 pm
by ja30driver
Yes sir.... It is paint!
It's been absolutely crazy the reactions I get from fellow pilots and non-pilots alike with regard to the plane.
Most folks have never laid eyes on a photo of one before...let alone see one in person.
I think what surprises most is how tall a plane it is... Most comment on how high the pilot sits.
I lucked out in finding it and then even more than acquiring it.
Steve Henry has been very helpful...even though he actually built the plane for someone other than myself.... But being the current owner he has been quit graceful in his willingness to spend time answering my many questions over the last year.
I must also say that Ronnie and his son at Mississippi Light Sport have been more than helpful also.
Jim Pekola sent me an extra tail wheel and tire so I'd have a spare and he was nice enough to send me a ton of photos of the job as it progressed in doing his part in the airplane.... By the way his tail wheels are a "work of art'"!

The plane is a bit on the heavy side for a Super STOL... but still performs quite well!
The extra power of the "souped up" 912 is awesome!
The way the prop is pitched it will allow the engine to rev a little high if the throttle isn't managed properly.
I hope to continue my learning on flying the plane to its fullest capability....

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:22 am
by Tony Armour
SaWeeet !
It's true what you told me about attention. My buddies were even commenting Saturday, we went to a national Sonex fly-in up in Tennessee and all the Sonex guys were gathering around the SS :D

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:44 pm
by Chief
I like unusual, and your plane is certainly unusual. I really like it. Nice job.

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:09 pm
by scubarider2
Airport.JPG
Beeee-u-ti-ful plane! Cartersville is not far from Cleveland, GA at our little 3000ft grass strip. You should fly over sometime. :)
Dennis

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:37 pm
by Tony Armour
It looks like 0GE5. 58 miles from me, only 1.5 hours LOL

Re: Photo of my JA30

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:48 am
by scubarider2
That is right Tony. 0GE5 is on the map! :mrgreen:
Dennis