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New guy.

Postby GreggC » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:15 pm

Hey guys,
My name is Gregg Cuoco,
Im the new guy.
Im 56 years old and I retire in 17 months,
I am a Heavy Jet Aircraft Mechanic,
(some "B" & "C" check work but mostly line MX)
I've been with UPS working in ABQ for the past 30 years.
I am in the process right now of designing and building a
Hanger / shop in my back yard,
Once it under way Ill post pics.
Please excuse some of my rather simple questions, I have zero general aviation experience.
The smallest aircraft I've worked on is a 727, so I am having to play catch up on this small plane stuff.
My plan is to build a Super STOL XL once I retire, I just can't hardly wait !!
Thanks for having me !!
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Re: New guy.

Postby Clark in AZ » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:49 pm

WELCOME! Sounds like you've got a plan. Be sure to post pics of your shop when you start building. The SS XL is really nice. AV8R PAUL just finished building a really nice one and can tell you all about it. I'm sure he'll post here soon...

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Re: New guy

Postby AV8R Paul » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:27 pm

Howdy New Guy, this is AV8R-Paul, welcome to the group. The hardest thing for me was biting the Bullet and getting Started. I really like the SuperSTOL XL. I really like the Titan 180, but I’d probably go with the Lower Compression ratio Titan that can use MoGas. A little less Horse Power but more than adequate. I might also consider the standard SuperSTOL with a Edge Performace Rotax 156 HP.

If you want to talk private message me. I’ll send my phone number and we can talk.
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Re: New guy.

Postby BDA » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:12 am

Good choice for your project!

My advice to anyone new to this type of work is go to the factory and spend a couple days watching them and taking pictures.
This will give you a much better idea what you need and how its done.

The build manual for these is pretty good BUT it assumes you have built one before, so there is alot of blanks to fill in for a newby.
You will make alot of phone calls.
Good luck!
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Re: New guy.

Postby GreggC » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:01 am

AV8R Paul,
Thank for the offer, much appreciated.

I've already been n contact with the factory,
In fact I spoke to Gary yesterday,
I definitely am planning a factory trip,
And yes I figured I'll be making a few calls during the build process.
Its gonna be fun !!
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Re: New guy.

Postby scubarider2 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:33 am

Welcome. Take some time going through the history on this site. It is invaluable when building.
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Re: New guy.

Postby KevinC » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:18 pm


Yes, this is going to be fun! 486 hrs and loving every flight.

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