N45FT First Flight (s)

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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby jak » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:26 pm

If im not mistaken and I could be I think at the factory we use 1.6 deg. down so if you went up your a long way from us. It might be a good thing though I will check tomorrow. Jak
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby SuperFly » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:02 pm

Oh My Gosh Jak!!! Your right. I just double checked. It is DOWN not up. Oh man, I hope everyone sees this. I will edit my previous post. I should have verified before I posted that. Good catch and thank you Jak!
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby av8rps » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:43 am

Thanks for the great info Ben. I'm glad to know someone had success with getting the SS to trim out better, as that just helps to make a great airplane even greater.
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby moving2time » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:37 pm

Ben, we just has an amazing weekend. Any update on flying off your hours and the performance of your SS Highlander. Maybe some video! Joe B
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby SuperFly » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:29 pm

Joe,

Im working on a video of my progress, I have been tied up evenings the last few nights, and will be the next few. I will post it as soon as its finished. I did get some flying in on saturday, but sunday the wind was blowing about 20 straight across the runway. Im not ready for that yet... :)
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby AV8R Paul » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:34 pm

What is it 1.8 Degrees Down or 1.8 Degrees Up?
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby SuperFly » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:52 am

It is 1.8 degrees down. Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby moving2time » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:40 am

Ben, no apologies needed. It's great that you are still posting here now that you are flying your bird. We loose a lot of guys once they get into the air. Those of us that are still waiting our chance to build our own Highlander/SS look forward to news on the forum. I'm hoping that the weather breaks early so i can get my Cub out of hibernation. I'm dying to get up in the air myself. Enjoy your flying and when you get a chance post some awesome video. Thanks. Joe B
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby SuperFly » Sun May 01, 2016 10:20 pm

Hey gang!

I finally got my video presentation uploaded on You Tube. This is my first attempt at video editing, so please judge accordingly...

I put this together for my local EAA chapter 129, to show at a meeting night. It has some clips that some of you have seen already.

For those of you still looking at it, I will get around to finishing my website updates, I have been busy with many projects that have taken my time. Two of which are flying my SuperSTOL, and building a fuel trailer to tend my airplane. Lugging fuel jugs stinks...

Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/QG-Y1iNbXBY
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby moving2time » Mon May 02, 2016 9:08 am

Ben, Congratulations!!!! Looks great and flies great. How exciting it must be. BTW, the video was very well done. How do you feel about the angle of flight during cruise? Is it what you expected? Do you have any visibility issues over the nose in cruise? What kind of cruise speed are you getting? Can't wait to see it in person. Joe B
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby AV8R Paul » Mon May 02, 2016 9:51 am

Congratulations on the first flight! It is a beautiful plane. Nice farm as well. I really liked seeing the air speeds, you can't pay as much attention to the when flying. again congratulations. I really like the checker board tail feathers.
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby john2 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:02 am

SuperFly wrote:Hey gang!

I finally got my video presentation uploaded on You Tube. This is my first attempt at video editing, so please judge accordingly...

I put this together for my local EAA chapter 129, to show at a meeting night. It has some clips that some of you have seen already.

For those of you still looking at it, I will get around to finishing my website updates, I have been busy with many projects that have taken my time. Two of which are flying my SuperSTOL, and building a fuel trailer to tend my airplane. Lugging fuel jugs stinks...

Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/QG-Y1iNbXBY



Nice job Ben, very good first effort at youtubing!!!
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby Wes » Mon May 02, 2016 5:53 pm

Ben,
What a beautiful example of one of Just's airplanes! And a much belated Congrats on getting her finished and flying!
My only excuse is I've been off flying.
The little Highlander hasn't spent much time in the hangar this past year ;-)

I love the videos, good job! Especially like the fancy speed and heading overlay stuff!
That strip you are flying off of looks perfect!

Hope you can make it to Billy's this fall so I can see your airplane close up.

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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby SuperFly » Tue May 03, 2016 7:49 am

Thank you guys.

Wes, Yes, I will be at Billys this year. Unless I get weathered out I will be there for sure.
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Re: N45FT First Flight (s)

Postby bluemax » Tue May 03, 2016 8:28 am

Ben,

Quite an accomplishment, considering that you started with a Highlander kit, and transformed it into a Super Stol. Making those modifications was a daunting task. . . And you performed admirably. Trailblazer.
Congratulations, you've earned it. Now go and enjoy it.
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