It looks like they want to restrict S-LSA to E-LSA and electric aircraft/trikes to single seat operation. I have not had time to look at the details but please look at, figure out and help us provide some response.
The next step will be to allow only single seat operations in E-LSA trikes. Yikes. This needs to be stopped.
I heard 40% of
mechanical problems in GA aircrafts are related to the fuel
management. Fuel starvation, vapor lock, pump malfunction,
filtration issue, etc.
I started flying over some unforgiven terrains since few years ago. I didn't have any safe landing spots in many flights and BRS is only the option to go down.
I recently added the following to my trike for the additional safety. I learned some of these during upgrading my engine. Rotax recommends these measures in the engine installation manual. My trike is 7 years old and didn't have any of these additional safety functions.
1. Fuel return line for the prevention of vapor lock.
2. Ancillary electric fuel pump.
In addition to the above, I'm planing to do the flowing soon.
3. Fire sleeves on the fuel lines. (especially the lines directly over the engine)
4. Fuel pressure sender and gauge.
How do you manage your fuel related issues ? Are there any additional measures I should take into consideration ?
I have a customer interested in buying my 19 meter wing (the deal is not final yet) but we have figured out shipping options. Now the bigger problem is packing the wing. I don't want to do the crate. And I was thinking of using a PVC sewer pipe but when I search online they are not cheap either. They can cost anywhere between 30-70 dollars a foot. Buyer is paying for shipping material cost but I want to keep the buyers cost as less as possible. Any ideas where I can get these pipes for cheap or any other ideas what to use to pack the wing?
P.S. If anyone is driving from Idaho to Miami and won't mind carrying this wing, please let me know. I will pay you a fair price for it.
I ran my 582 at max RPM 6500 50 climb, 60 MPH cruise 2 people 70 cruise just me.
Figure only 55 HP on a 582 here at 5000 density altitude with a Aeros 14.5 Meter wing or 55hp/14.5 sq meter or 3.8 hp/square meter. This was in a pretty heavy trike and I feel at the lower edge of power for this sized wing. This would be 200 to 300 FPM climb fully loaded climbing at 50 MPH.
If you are at sea level, and running running a 582 trying to downsize to a 12.5 meter wing it would be 65HP/12.4 or 5.2 HP/sq meter so this should be in range.
We also have an 80 hp or 68 hp at this altitude waiting to test on a 12.5 meter wing = 5.5 HP/meter sq which we feel should be OK
Any other thoughts and actual experience about minimum sized wing for different engines will be helpful. It will help me draw up some ules of thumb on this subject
Apollo Trikes and Apollo gyroplane will be displayed at Paradise City (LP area) at Sun N' Fun on place# 12 through SilverLight Aviation (http://www.silverlightaviation.com). Delta Jet II will debut with the Cheval topless wing. Also see Apollo Gyro AG-1.
Come see us and take advantage of the specials.
Apollo Delta Jet-II Trike nicely loaded with tall windshield, 3/4 engine enclosure, nice roomy seats and headroom for back seat (built on the proven Monsoon structure), adjustable foot pedals and adjustable instructor pedals, MGL Extreme color EFIS, iPad Mini with LifeProof for navigation (buy your own app for nav), Radio, Flycom Helmet Set, Mode C Transponder, electric trim, 3-wheel hydraulic brakes and parking brake, 3-blade composite propeller, Cheval topless wing, Aveo Nav/Pos/Strobe LED lights and factory built as SLSA:
$67,350.00 (April and May delivery slots available for in stock items)
Options such as BRS and instructor set also available at reasonable cost.
Gyroplane: AG-1 with 912ULS with standard instruments and radio kit form:
Gyroplane: AG-1 with 914UL with standard instruments and radio kit form:
Builder's Assist available at extra cost.
Please see the LP area (Paradise City) map for reference below.
Planning to do a Triker's party on Thursday evening and will release details soon.
out The New Delta Jet 2 manufactured by SilverLight Aviation with
sales and service by Papa Tango Aviation.
The SilverLight Aviation Delta Jet 2 will be on display at Sun N
Fun, April 1-6 in Lakeland, Florida.
My first trike was a hang glider that I beefed up and rebuilt a “Bennett” trike undercarriage in 1981 with a single cylinder Solo engine, I think about 22 HP. Than the Cosmos with a Rotax 503 50 HP, than an Apollo Monsoon 582 with 65 HP, and now 2 Revo’s with 100 HP engines (the 912iS is for sale).
The Cosmos has “come back” to Reno/Carson after 4 years. One of my students bought it after it had 2 other owners. I flew it yesterday for the first time in 4 years. What a blast from the past. That little 503 purred like a kitten. I know everyone things bigger, heavier, more powerful, but the simple joy of flying a light, two stroke still is a kick. The wing is just as I remembered it. My Apollo Monsoon is still here as another student learns to fly and getting ready for solo.
Now there are all 3 generations here and it is fun to see my students loving my previous trikes. They all fly great and it is fun to still be flying them.
What are the important aspects of the 912iS that I should know?
The facility will have 1800 sq. feet of covered AC'ed space for engineering work stations and design work and the rest will be left open for assembly of Apollo trikes and builder's assist for gyroplane and new development.
We wish everyone here happy holidays and a blessed new year.