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Apollo Trikers

A group for all Apollo Trike owners, Racers, JetStars, DeltaJets and Monsoons.
Owner: Sean Scott
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A group for all Apollo Trike owners including Racers, JetStars, DeltaJets and Monsoons. Share your location, flying experiences, squawks and issues related to your Apollo trike, whether made in Hungry or North America. If you own or fly an Apollo join up.

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    Beto Di Benedetto
    Beto Di Benedetto is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
    18 days ago
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    Jaromír Vytina
    Jaromír Vytina is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
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    Frank Dempsey
    Frank Dempsey is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
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    Ronny larsson
    Ronny larsson is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
    1 month ago
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    Scott  Freebird Johnson
    Scott Freebird Johnson is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
    5 months ago
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    Ted Hunting
    Ted Hunting commented on the group Apollo Trikers's wall:
    For anyone looking for an amazing new Apollo machine, I highly recommend Silverlight Aviation's DeltaJet 2 from Abid's Silverlight Aviation/Todd Halver of Papatangoaviation.com Just got it an absolutely top of the line machine. Super high quality, ...
    6 months ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Thanks Ted: Unfortunately, Apollo's European customers cannot get the same trike configuration as SilverLight assembles it from a skeleton and thus besides the skeleton everything else is different including the wing. I appreciate your perspective as a new pilot in training and am glad you are liking it very much.
      6 months ago
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    mike lavergne
    mike lavergne commented on the group Apollo Trikers's wall:
    Thanks for all the support on my trike purchase. I have another question? Because of the way my trike is built the discharge strap on my BRS had melt marks in two places. I only found this when removing the canister for repack. Thinking through the ...
    7 months ago
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    mike lavergne
    mike lavergne commented on the group Apollo Trikers's wall:
    Can any body tell me what the Apollo Jet star AS 11 uses for a back support. There is just nothing there!!! It's no wonder the fellow I bought it from had troubles learning to fly. Any help would be appreciated. Mike
    7 months ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick The support flips behind the passenger seat when flown 2 up. When flown solo you flip it forward and have great back support. It's a pretty old school design. But works great solo. Not so great 2 up....
      7 months ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Mike: the guy who was having trouble learning to fly was because he crashed while training and tried to go cheap and pissed off the manufacturer rep of his machine and an experienced trike instructor who lived 1 mile down from his trike. Save a dollar and loose thousands. Idiotic idea. It had absolutely nothing to do with the trike. The back rest is there. It's similar to AirCreation Buggy. Pretty standard way of doing it in the late 90's trike design.
      7 months ago
    • Jim Garrett
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      Jim Garrett I fly my Apollo Jet Star ll one up with no problem with the back rest put in place like Abid and Larry explained. Two up is even more comfortable. I added a foam booster to the back support to make it softer to lean against. I used velcro to attach it. Can be easlily removed and stored under front seat when 2 up.
      7 months ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Mike: Look at this link. This is your trike. The back rest is there. https://www.barnstormers.com/listing_images.php?id=930757&ZOOM=93cb65c9e7cdb96e3548124c4ee525cd
      7 months ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Now look at this link and see how the back rest works. http://www.halley.hu/apollojetstar/1024/005.jpg
      7 months ago
    • Jim Garrett
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      Jim Garrett This is exactly how mine works. :)
      7 months ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Yeah, I never have been asked this question before in a decade so I never ever thought to put how it works in the POH.
      7 months ago
    • Jim Garrett
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      Jim Garrett If you look close at my pic, you can see the backrest in place and the cushion I made for it. Just makes it easier on my back.
      7 months ago
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    mike lavergne
    mike lavergne commented on the group Apollo Trikers's wall:
    Now that I have a Apollo Jet Star AS 11 I would like to talk to other triker's That have my model. need to have some questions answered concerning the routing of the BRS strap?
    7 months ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Mike: Post some pictures. There is no one in the US that has a Jet Star 912 with BRS on it except you and yours is from the UL days grandfathered machine. Post clear pictures and your question. Words don't describe the problem clearly. I have to look at what you are trying to say and I can perhaps help you
      7 months ago
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    mike lavergne
    mike lavergne is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
    7 months ago
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    Uwe Goehl
    Uwe Goehl is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
    8 months ago
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    Ted Hunting
    Ted Hunting is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
    8 months ago
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    Rob Stapleton
    Rob Stapleton is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
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    Tony Ford
    Tony Ford is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
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    Todd Halver
    Todd Halver is now a member of "Apollo Trikers".
    8 months ago

Member

34 Member

  • Ronny larsson
  • Tony Ford
  • Jan Ferreira
  • Rob Stapleton
  • Scott  Freebird ...
  • Larry  Mednick
  • Abid Farooqui
  • Paul Hamilton
  • Ryan  McAnarney
  • Matt Liknaitzky
  • Todd Halver
  • Doug Wheaton

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  • Ted Hunting
    by Ted Hunting 6 months ago
    For anyone looking for an amazing new Apollo machine, I highly recommend Silverlight Aviation's DeltaJet 2 from Abid's Silverlight Aviation/Todd Halver of Papatangoaviation.com Just got it an absolutely top of the line machine. Super high quality, engineering, every option you could want and unbeatable value for top end trike.
  • mike lavergne
    by mike lavergne 7 months ago
    Thanks for all the support on my trike purchase. I have another question? Because of the way my trike is built the discharge strap on my BRS had melt marks in two places. I only found this when removing the canister for repack. Thinking through the solution I'm going to do some rerouting and cover the strap with Aeroquip firesleeve. Has anybody used this to cover the strap as it goes close to headed areas? (muffler, cooling hoes etc.) MIke
  • mike lavergne
    by mike lavergne 7 months ago
    Can any body tell me what the Apollo Jet star AS 11 uses for a back support. There is just nothing there!!! It's no wonder the fellow I bought it from had troubles learning to fly. Any help would be appreciated. Mike
  • mike lavergne
    by mike lavergne 7 months ago
    Now that I have a Apollo Jet Star AS 11 I would like to talk to other triker's That have my model. need to have some questions answered concerning the routing of the BRS strap?
  • Abid Farooqui
    by Abid Farooqui 4 years ago
    by Abid Farooqui Rotax has released a mandatory bulletin for 912 and 914 series engines: SB-912-058-UL
    Due to a deviation in the hardening process, certain washers may have excessive hardness. This deviation could cause the washer to crack and could cause loosening of the flywheel, ignition failure or engine damage. Note that washers part number 944072 delivered as spare parts are not affected. The bulletin covers specific inspection and replacement instructions for full compliance.
  • Ryan  McAnarney
    by Ryan McAnarney 5 years ago
    Hey guys what up? Just wanting t say whats up to all of you.Conditions have been smoking out here this last week and there hasn't been much flying going on!! I don't think a day has gone by since ive been back that at some point it wasnt gusting high 20's to low 30's. Had an interesting safety meeting with the FAA the other day, and it was actually a good positive experience. They got all of the trike pilots on Kauai together to talk about safety issues and how to better ourselves. Am hoping that it helps with some of the intrapersonal relationships outhere with everyone. If you go online to "Bigskykauai.com" you will see pics of the DJ with my electric green and blue 11 meter, "Larrys old one". That wing is really perfect for these breezy conditions. Aloha guys Ryno
  • Abid Farooqui
    by Abid Farooqui 5 years ago
    Paul Hamilton is now flying a S-LSA 582 Monsoon in Nevada. Sean you should invite Paul to join this group.
  • Abid Farooqui
    by Abid Farooqui 5 years ago
    Keep an eye out for next months "Light Sport and Ultralight Flying" magazine
    http://www.ultralightflying.com/

    Revo is going to be on the cover and a full report card on it by Dan Johnson
  • Abid Farooqui
    by Abid Farooqui 5 years ago
    Ryan McAnarney is now a WSC FAA SP-CFI and flying his Delta Jet 912 with an earlier version of Reflex-11 wing in Hawaii
  • Abid Farooqui
    by Abid Farooqui 5 years ago
    Magdi, I was kidding. Don't be so serious :).
    Dan Johnson flew the Revo 912S with Reflex 11 wing at Sun N Fun and just finished articles about it for Ultraflight and Sport flying magazine.
    I can only give out some glimpses:

    “I saw closer to 110 mph at one point and I can say this is the fastest I’ve ever flown in a trike.”
    “As with most of Revo, form follows function; things work well but they also look good.”
    “Revo is a visual treat thanks to its innovative design and stunning machine work.”
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    The more I examined Revo and then flew with Larry Mednick of Evolution (and Tampabay Aerosports), I realized even Air Creation’s beautiful Tanarg had been done one better.
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    Plus, let me add that Evolution Trikes offers a 13-meter wing that is much more suitable to newer trike pilots plus a 15-meter single surface wing for those who want to explore slower speed trike flying.)
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    We went slow (less than 50 mph) and we blazed past 100 mph indicated. I expected to need the full face helmet Larry offered but, truthfully, wind blast wasn’t bad.
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    This open cockpit aircraft has “cabin” heat and it works
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    While I didn’t measure 45-to-45 degree roll reversals, it’s clear that Reflex 11 has one of the fastest roll rates among weight-shift LSA, which translates to the pilot needing to make only small inputs to achieve a desired bank angle. It also means you can maintain control in rougher flying weather.

    The rest I guess you will have to wait and see in the magazine