AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:36 am

I must admit the only thing I’m not pleased with on the plane are the seat covers. When I went to Travelers Rest to get the plane. The seat covers they looked great. By the time I flew the 40 hours off the storage bags were starting to unravel and coming off, and when I flew it today I noticed the stitching at the top of the seat is starting to unravel. They cut the material too close to the stitch seams and they didn’t zig zag stitch the material to keep the burlap from unraveling. I’ve ordered new seats with thicker foam on the bottom, and they will be leather. When I was at Oshkosh I stopped in the display booth and talked with Oregon Aero. I really liked the quality. The factory only makes 3 inch foam seats, Oregon aero will custom build the thickness you want. I threw two reams of printer paper on the seat pans, and found that that was the perfect height, which is 4 inches thick. Being a short man 5’ 7” since my scoliosis kicked in (when I was 20 I hit the towering height of 5’ 9”) I need a booster seat. I should be getting some new seats in October. I’ll post a picture when I get them.

Last week I went out to fly and it was raining and IFR aT the Airport, so I decided to build a GoPro Mount on the Pilots Side. I’ll need to take a picture of it. I can mount 2 cameras one facing forward, and one facing aft to the tail wheel. I need to go test it and post some pictures once I get my GoPro synced with my I phone to activate the camera. I hate apple updates, be damned it would work after the IOS update.
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SuperSTOL XL - N357TX - Titan 180 HP (Purple Haze)
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:44 am

Anyone going (Hugh?) to the Texas STOL Flyin in Hondo, Tejas? If the weather holds I plan on attending.
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S/N JA498-11-16
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:16 pm

I hope I’m feeling better tomorrow, if not I may need to stay home.
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SuperSTOL XL - N357TX - Titan 180 HP (Purple Haze)
S/N JA498-11-16
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:26 pm

I went flying yesterday, I found a new Airpark called Vaca Moo. Carlos Rodriguez retired airforce has 60 with a Grass and dirt Airstrip, he is building three hangers to rent and a camping area for overnight stays. He is planning to subdivide 25 acres into lots for people to build homes or hanger homes. The photo is with the plane sitting on the strip. It was a glorious day to go flying. If you go to Vaca Moo Airport on Facebook there is a short flyby video. I can’t figure out how to attach it. I may put it on You Tube.
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:29 pm

When I was flying off my time, I would stop at Greenville Downtown Airport to go have lunch. One of the Controllers in the Tower was taking photos, I found these on an Aviation Photos Web site.
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SuperSTOL XL - N357TX - Titan 180 HP (Purple Haze)
S/N JA498-11-16
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:36 pm

I added a short video to my You Tube videos search for SuperSTOL XL Purple Haze - Vaca Moo Airpark. It’s just a short fly by video.
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SuperSTOL XL - N357TX - Titan 180 HP (Purple Haze)
S/N JA498-11-16
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby GreggC » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:09 am

Hey Paul,
Can you tell us the fuel burn with that Titan ??
What was your zero fuel weight ??
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:01 pm

The Titan sucks a lot of fuel, I see 6.5 to 8.0 Gallons per hour. Which mean I have about 3.0 hours of Flight before I have to fill up.
Since, I've had my Prostrate removed, 2 to 2.5 hours is plenty, I need to stop long before I get to 3 hours.
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SuperSTOL XL - N357TX - Titan 180 HP (Purple Haze)
S/N JA498-11-16
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby GreggC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:07 pm

AV8R Paul wrote:The Titan sucks a lot of fuel, I see 6.5 to 8.0 Gallons per hour. Which mean I have about 3.0 hours of Flight before I have to fill up.
Since, I've had my Prostrate removed, 2 to 2.5 hours is plenty, I need to stop long before I get to 3 hours.


Agreed,
2 hour or so legs will be perfect.
Thanks for the info.
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