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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon Higher Than Eagles, The Award Winning Memoir of Bobby Wills by his mother Maralys Wills
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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Bob Wills was killed in a hang glider in 1977 by a helicopter’s downwash filming a commercial for Willys Jeep. This is about the book his mother wrote about him: http://www.freepublicitygroup.com/release-maralys-wills-oct10.html
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    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Just using the internal antenna on the iPad. Perhaps remote device might help. Have to many wires now (heated gloves/sox/vest, i pad charger, iPhone music, video microphone, PTT, Helmet) 10 total wires total in cockpit to keep track of. It appears ...
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    Chris Brandon
    Chris Brandon commented on Chris Brandon's Video.
    Hi Tony & Scott.. Yes the trike control lock is very cool. In fact, my dad designed these in 1996, have a few on trike here in Oz. At present, design fabrication of a new model incl. lockable (CAA Req. Aust) so it could be a winner on several ...
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    Luis Felipe Amunategui
    Luis Felipe Amunategui is now a member of "Air Creation Pilots".
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    Peter Del Vecho
    Peter Del Vecho commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Paul, on the iPad, are you using any kind of remote GPS like the Dual XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver or Stratus? Just wondering if that helps in the remote areas, or if you have the same problem,
    10 hours ago
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    Heather Davis
    Heather Davis commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Lovely. Did you get any nice footage at Copperstate?
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    Heather Davis
    Heather Davis commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    The helicopter thing gives me the shivers. One of my more intense moments was flying a hang glider with a helicopter doing a 360 around me only a couple hundred feet over the ground.
    11 hours ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    Abid Farooqui commented on Rick Deigsler's Video.
    Very nice scenery but as a Lindsey Stirling fan I have to say, your video cannot match her video for this most popular of her hits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI
    11 hours ago
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    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    My second flight to LA and back I hooked up my iPhone to the intercom and had music the whole way. Nice for flying a long 6 hours XC. Really nice since the wiring allows music but it cuts out the music with any incoming radio ...
    12 hours ago
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    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    My friend Henry Boger CFI in Los Angeles talked me into another flight from Reno to LA and back to Reno in 2 days. 800 miles total trip to get there and back. The most interesting (for me) was getting hammered by helicopter shear and down wash ...
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    Martin Braatz
    Martin Braatz commented on Rick Deigsler's Video.
    One word Rick " MAGIC". Hey who is the the music by? keep em coming thankyou
    13 hours ago
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    Rick Deigsler
    Rick Deigsler commented on Rick Deigsler's Video.
    Thanks everyone! Hey Scott, my wife loves going up with me, my best friend in the back seat. :) I am sure your wife would be hooked after the first takeoff. And I am glad you recognized Lindsey's music, love her violin.
    13 hours ago
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    Duane Drisko
    Duane Drisko commented on EAA Chapter 1167 Fall Flyin's picture.
    Food served @ 11:30 till its gone and only $8.00 inc. drink.
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    Roy Morris, CBET
    Roy Morris, CBET Has anyone purchased a YAESU FTA 75L aviation radio? I am looking to buy one but want to talk to someone who has experience with one. As a HAM I know YAESU HT's is top quality. Also, I am looking at an ILEVIL -AW ADS-B/AHRS/GPS . Does anyone have experience with it, especially the static ports.
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    Henry Trikelife
    Henry Trikelife commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Peter, probably i have to shoot my BRS on my trike in the most of the part in this flight.
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    Henry Trikelife
    Henry Trikelife has added a new Video.
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    Spencer Forman
    Spencer Forman Activated Joseph Glynn's Account.
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    Tony Ford
    Tony Ford commented on Chris Brandon's Video.
    it seems to me it has a spring in the handle. To release, you grab the red handle and push the button on the end. its kind of like how a fishing bobber works. that's my guess.
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    Simon Gor joined Trikepilot Social
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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon Scott, My Mosquito lives part time in my enclosed trailer (during “fly-in” season like right now). It’s very happy. Some gyro guys who have a tall trailer like mine (tall enough for the trike to sit in it upright), regret having a tall trailer due to extra gas to tow it. What some guys do, and some guys who have tall trailers want to do, it to have either a raised center half length, or a raised center in just the small area to raise the mast. Since I don’t have suspension, it’s easy to have everything move in perfect unison. When you have suspension, like on a trike or gyro, it crucial to have the wing/rotor bounce in perfect unison with the undercarriage. This is difficult and problematic, but can be done. In my case, I can use the roof rafters to support my tail boom and rotors. This would not be feasible for a trike or gyro…unless you jack up the trike on some hard points to prevent the trike’s suspension (and tires) from bouncing out of unison with the wing. Then of course, the only suspension is the trailer’s suspension to absorb all shocks. But the wing and trike could them move in perfect unison, albeit with trailer suspension only. Otherwise you need to have wing “transport-only” struts/support booms attached to the trike to allow the wing and trike to bounce in unison, completely independently from the trailer. Many guys use these transport strut method with success. Thankfully I don’t need to do this.
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    • Scott Williams
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      Scott Williams Chuck, very good points about the unison movement. I hadn't thought of that as an issue but you nailed it. So to take it for a ride I will most likely unmount the wing entirely then. The trailers I'm looking at are only 7ft tall inside so I will have to lower my mast and control bar. Not ideal and a big pain but I'm hoping a Kwik fold kit from Antares will help. He's not sure if he has any more left from production but I'm hoping.
      13 hours ago
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      John Olson I haul my wagon on a swimstep mounted on the rear of my motor home, a 4x8 platform, and I keep it zipped into a custom bag that weighs about 2 pounds.  Also in my coach I haul plenty of fuel, oil, tools, spare parts and quite a well-stocked trike-support center. I believe the trike rides very well back there, and I have one experience about just how well. I had left an airfield outside of Austin, TX, and  them boys were putting down plenty of beer as they partied after flying and helped me get loaded-up and tied down. Then I hit the highway around sundown and headed west across the Lone Star State. I drove until I was too weary to drive anymore and so I pulled my trike-support center off on an exit and crawled into my cozy king size bed. In the wee hours I got up to pee and I stepped out the door to whiz under the Milky Way and when I shook the dew off my lilly I discovered a Lone Star longneck, about 1/3 full, sitting upright on the swimstep, where one of the Austin boys had left it, in what I saw as a bit of a sandbag. However, that was back in the day when there was nothing unlawful about driving across Tejas with an open container, so long as it contained Lone Star or Shiner Bock. I dunno if that's still true but you must admit, that's one helluva smooth ride! What I would really like is a Class C coach called a Fun Mover. This has a wide door across the rear that can be lowered like a Toy Hauler and is designed for loading a bike or a quad. But those wagons are pricey, and I paid cash for my ride.
      14 hours ago
    • Scott Williams
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      Scott Williams Ha! That's a good tale John. Sounds like a smooth riding rig.
      13 hours ago
    • Scott Williams
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      Scott Williams Chuck, very good points about the unison movement. I hadn't thought of that as an issue but you nailed it. So to take it for a ride I will most likely unmount the wing entirely then. The trailers I'm looking at are only 7ft tall inside so I will have to lower my mast and control bar. Not ideal and a big pain but I'm hoping a Kwik fold kit from Antares will help. He's not sure if he has any more left from production but I'm hoping.
      13 hours ago
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    Scott Williams
    Scott Williams commented on Chris Brandon's Video.
    WTH is that? If you look at the 36sec mark, there is a device that looks to be holding the wing in place. Maybe spring loaded? Looks very substantial; nice design. Does anybody have a lead on these? I'm using a bungy now but that looks much ...
    1 day ago

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