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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby MtCoyote » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:25 pm

May name is Jim and I fly a Montana Coyote that I built. I made a google search awhile back and up came this forum. David I use to talk to you years ago along with some guy in Wyoming. I don't remember his name. Anyway I started flying my Coyote about 5 years ago. It has been a good plane. Prior to flying it all I heard was bad stories and they seem to persist today. I am no expert but I fly out of a short rough pasture with little problems. I have stock tail feathers and landing gear. Wings are stock with flaps and aileron. I have not changed the rigging since its first flight. I have 180 pony lycoming, catto prop, and 29" bush wheels and the big matco tail wheel.
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Mountain Eagle » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:57 pm

Hi Jim,
Great to see you post. It's been a while and glad to hear you're flying. The guy in Wyoming is named Don and he's test flying his Coyote. I think we're killing some of the bad PR this kit had and proving the info isn't correct. A number of kits have changed hands lately and more are closer to being finished and flying.
Can you post some more pictures of your finished airplane? Would you be available or willing to answer questions other builders may have?
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Mountain Eagle » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:37 pm

Winter has finally released it's frozen grip on us! Time to get back to work. This weekend I'll be removing the wings from my Eagle to make some room in my shop and to finish the aileron install a little closer to work level. I changed the flap and aileron brackets from what I designed and made last Fall. I wasn't overly impressed with them after clamping everything in place so I combined two different mounting systems to make a sturdy and relatively maintenance free bracket. I'll post some pictures once I get started and mount the new brackets temporarily in place.
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:11 am

Reviewed your whole thread again David, looks like a great airframe and you're getting much closer to liftoff. The internal construction of wings looks particularly robust.
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Mountain Eagle » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:42 pm

Hi Dave,
It's a pretty stout airframe and the D&E Ribblett wing is a great improvement over the original. I prefer the standard wing construction over the round tube spars with wood ribs glued on. I've cleaned up quite a bit of drag items and weigh the airplane as I install major components. It's my goal to have the lightest Eagle built. Time will tell.
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Mountain Eagle » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:32 pm

Not much work going on right now on my Mountain Eagle project. I've been planning and getting some more small parts to get ready to get back on it over the winter. Goals are to finish the ailerons and flaps as well as get them installed with the control stick in place. I'll also be working on the firewall forward.
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Mountain Eagle » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:39 pm

I managed to spend a little time on my project and built the left aileron. I still need to install attach fittings but thought I would wait until I have the flaps built and do them all at once. I've also clamped the lower cowling in place and did a little preliminary fitting. Kind of fun to be back to building.
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Mountain Eagle » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:00 am

Sorry for no posts in quite a while. Other airplane projects have kept me from working on the Eagle. I'm started back on the flap and aileron building and will get those mounted soon. Pictures to follow.
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Re: Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle

Postby Mountain Eagle » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 pm

Back to building on my Eagle project. Flaps and ailerons are complete. Working on getting them mounted and then hook up all of the flight controls. Slow but sure forward progress.
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