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Just 103

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:55 am
by BlueRidge
Any news on the Just 103 ultralight?

Last video I saw was August 2017, Troy said they'd finish and start flying it in two weeks. That was months ago, but no news?

Anyone know about the new design?

tks

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:50 am
by BucF16
TKS, I have been very interested in the 103. After OSH 2017 I started calling down to the factory every couple of months, and was told that it had not flown. I then spoke to Gary and indicated to him that I wanted to see it fly and if it did what Troy thought it would do, I'd like to be one of the first customers. Gary told me that the ribs were going to be stamped aluminum. Typical Just spars. spoilers for control. NOW this is just rumor, and I'm not going to reveal my source, but there may be and issue with the spoiler only control. Troy in his video with Dan Johnson states that using spoilers saved 12 to 14 LBS. So if they have to revert to the traditional system that puts the close to the 256# limit. Another way to save a few pounds would be to use Oratex 600 covering.

As far a the engine, the Palini Thor 250 looks to have all of the requirements that Troy will need. Here is a link the Belite's review if the engine:

http://www.beliteaircraft.com/polini-th ... weve-seen/

If anyone else has info, I would as well like to hear it.

Cheers,
Bruce

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:03 am
by BucF16
Here is a video of the EMG6-250 by Rainbow aviation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QzAy8SeNnM

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:48 pm
by Clark in AZ
A quick update, I was at the factory this past week and they are still working on it. Troy was adding ailerons to the wing. When I left they were recovering the wings. Top side was done, bottom will be done Monday. Then some flight testing. I think he is trying to have it ready and flying for Oshkosh. It's still a work in progress. Looks pretty cool though.

Clark

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:48 pm
by BlueRidge
Thanks for the update Clark

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:25 pm
by AV8R Paul
I was at the factory Friday, and got to watch Troy removing the wings, and then roll the fuselage through the factory, and load the It on the trailer. I should have taken some photos of them doing it to post them. I got some photos of Troys SuperSTOL. Yes Troy did add ailerons to the 103.

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:37 pm
by BucF16
Hey all, if anyone is at Sun n Fun and the 103 is there, get some pix and info and post it. Include price!!! :shock:

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:26 pm
by alan
Let's see if I can post some pics from my phone.

Alan

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:34 pm
by alan
Hey, it worked! I asked about price and such but it's not available yet. They have about 2 hours on it so far. It flys good. That's all the info available.

Alan

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:22 am
by BucF16
Hey Alan, or anyone there, it appears that there are VGs, but no fixed leading edge slots. Is the covering super flight up to silver? I've heard aluminum ribs. Instruments are Belite brand?? Any Other info and more Pix would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks Bruce

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:29 am
by alan
The covering is Polyfiber (Stits) up through Poly Spray. Can't tell for sure but probably aluminium ribs.

Alan

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:32 am
by BucF16
It also appears that the fuel tank is in the wing. This is fantastic compared to other 103 aircraft! My guess is to be legal, you won't be able to use full throttle is cruise. (Yeah right). :twisted:

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:34 pm
by Clark in AZ
BucF16 wrote:Hey Alan, or anyone there, it appears that there are VGs, but no fixed leading edge slots. Is the covering super flight up to silver? I've heard aluminum ribs. Instruments are Belite brand?? Any Other info and more Pix would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks Bruce


Yes, it has aluminum ribs in the wing. I observed this at the factory.

Clark

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:50 pm
by AV8R Paul
In talking with Troy at the factory, I don’t believe the Tail Boom will be the Aluminum tube. Troy voiced a concer with the cost of the Tube. I wonder if he will offer it as an option.

Re: Just 103

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:05 pm
by Clark in AZ
AV8R Paul wrote:In talking with Troy at the factory, I don’t believe the Tail Boom will be the Aluminum tube. Troy voiced a concer with the cost of the Tube. I wonder if he will offer it as an option.


I'm sure the cost would be crazy, but the boom should be carbon fiber. ;)

Clark