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New Escapade owner

PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:29 pm
by Bigsweed
Just stumbled on to your forum. Very informative. I recently purchased a Glastar and flew it about 125 hours this year. Loved it but discovered a cracked crankcase I couldn't afford to have repaired. Also discovered the wing fold operation was too much for me - so I sold it and am getting an Escapade. I live in Northern Cal in Shelter Cove. We have a 3400' strip here (0Q5) with no hangers. Hope to pick up my new Escapade (tail dragger, 912 100 HP) in a week or 2 and will have lots of questions. From your forum I've already decided to relocate my battery to the firewall. I made a spreadsheet for weight & balance and looks like I can pick up 60 to 70# more baggage capacity acording to my figures. Here's a question for you - My Glastar divided the baggage area into 2 sections back to back. Looks to me like that may be a good idea in the Escapade - could possibly be an advantage for CG (different arms=different moments). What do you think?

Thanks, Dan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:07 am
by Sir Real
If you repost this in the Just Aircraft forum You'll get fantastic advice from smart people.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:21 pm
by jak
Hi,  it say's Escapade on it, but it has Highlander tail serfaces and Escapade doors.  How long are the wings?   Jak