Latest Activity

  • ×
    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Note: sometimes these are used interchangeably but they are different. You have torque (opposite and equal reaction) and P factor (asymmetric blade loading from different angles of attack on the blades) to deal with.
    30 mins ago
  • ×
    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    This is our fly together landing technique. First trike Travis lands and second trike Myself lands in front of him. This way no one is coming in in back/below getting hit with the vortices while flying. It is fun also.....
    43 mins ago
  • ×
    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    First landing trike view
    47 mins ago
  • ×
    monty stone
    monty stone commented on PHILIP QUANTRILL's Video.
    1812 overturn!
    1 hour ago
  • ×
    Scott Williams
    Scott Williams commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    BTW, my intent is to use the 4 bladed Arplast off my 582 setup so that means the offset will be needed more as I believe more blades increases the need right?
    2 hours ago
  • ×
    Scott Williams
    Scott Williams commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Seriously thanks guys! This is some good stuff and much needed. The Air Creation chassis mount (very similar to a Tanarg) that mates to the engine bracket gives us some good options and incorporates vibration isolation as well. It gives us a good ...
    2 hours ago
  • ×
    Gregg Ludwig
    Gregg Ludwig commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    If you use the trigonometry function on your smart phone you can easily determine the offset in degrees if you are rotating the engine installation. If, for example, your engine mount is 10" wide, a 3 degree offset would require a bushing (or stack ...
    2 hours ago
  • ×
    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Thank you guys! Very helpful!
    2 hours ago
  • ×
    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    You can shift a motor laterally keeping it straight (distance) by moving it to the side or rotate the motor in the yaw axis (degrees)
    2 hours ago
  • ×
    wexford air
    wexford air commented on Jozinko Sajan's Video.
    Looks great Joz, You in the US of A now?
    3 hours ago
  • ×
    Gregg Ludwig
    Gregg Ludwig commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Substantial? Well I think it fly's much better (I.e straight) but some pilots don't seem to notice a difference (with offset) as they just "give the wing what it needs". I think the difference is significant. Not sure what 3/4" means but I suggest ...
    4 hours ago
  • ×
    Jozinko Sajan
    Jozinko Sajan has added a new Video.
    4 hours ago
  • ×
    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    That was my understanding on the Aeros as well Gregg. Was the adjustment a substantial improvement?
    5 hours ago
  • ×
    Gregg Ludwig
    Gregg Ludwig commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    My Aeros factory mount had no offset but I was easily able to adjust that. It is best to determine the offset in degrees as desired, I have installed 3 degrees offset. This is a similar thing I did to a 503 powered trike years ago after talking with ...
    5 hours ago
  • ×
    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    /thumbs up. I'll share my design with ya before I machine it out.
    6 hours ago
  • ×
    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Adjustable would be awesome since I know you are capable of doing a simple clean system. I like the washer/spacer idea.
    6 hours ago
  • ×
    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Interesting video. ( wish it had subtitles) As I said, I was planning on incorporating a feature regardless simply because it would give Scott a range to adjust to rather than pigeon hole him into just one angle setting. Funny you suggest 3/4 ...
    7 hours ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    WOW ! that is an amazing amount of twist/torque
    7 hours ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL has added a new Video.
    8 hours ago
  • ×
    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Yeah? here's what you are in for watch at 1:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwMarP59BGU&t=94s This poor guy makes 4 corrections in the last scene to keep the wings level... The BMW is a torque monster and worse than a 912ULS Heck, Airborne ...
    8 hours ago
  • ×
    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Scott and I have discussed that very subject among ourselves after doing some research and talking with others whom have done the conversion as well. The general consensus seems to be that the engine needs no offset for P factor. Beto Di ...
    9 hours ago
  • ×
    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    I met the owner of Takeoff at the Sebring airshow in 2011. We had a discussion about weather the engine should be centered or offset for P factor. He had no idea offsetting the motor could eliminate the P factor. Interesting discussion... I hope Leo ...
    10 hours ago
  • ×
    Rizwan Bukhari
    Rizwan Bukhari commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    www.aircraftgraphix.com/bmw%20conversion.htm shows a BMW R100 conversion, not sure if that would help. The other site is www.takeoff-ul.de. That one is in German.
    11 hours ago
  • ×
    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    That's correct Larry, and they're still in business.
    11 hours ago
  • ×
    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Doesn't a company by the name of Takeoff sell the converted BMW engines as a ready to bolt on engine? Are they still in business?
    11 hours ago

Want to Join TrikePilot?

Latest Videos

Latest Posts

Birthdays

New Members

Latest Groups

  • REV Owners
  • AirBorne Pilots
  • Accidents, reasons ...
  • Dr Quill
  • Aeros wings club
  • Polish Trike Pilots
  • Norwegian Trike ...
  • Rocky Mountain Flyers