One of my friends is thinking about upgrading the engine on his trike from a Rotax 582 to a Rotax 912 trike. His current trike is an Aerotrike Cobra.
Can anyone tell me what is the paperwork requirement for such a major modification on a trike?
In such a scenario is the trike inspected again by a DAR and a new Airworthiness Certificate Issued? Or is it just updated on your registration?
Lastly, If the engine is purchased online then how do you verify that it is NOT a stolen engine. (And of course he is going to physically go and inspect the engine before paying for it).
MOTORKITE DREAMING is a new Australian feature documentary that follows two amateur daredevils as they fly microlights 4000kms north to south across the Australian outback.
It’s an epic journey on a scale that few have attempted before, across some of the most hostile desert on Earth; but the payoff is a spectacular birds-eye- view of Australia’s most remote and unseen treasures. This is Australia as you've never seen it before.
WATCH THE TRAILER!
The film premiered at the prestigious Hot Docs film festival in Australia before touring the country’s east coast to packed out cinemas and rave reviews.
Now, audiences outside Australia have the chance to view the film online or on DVD, with 25% off until November 30.
Meanwhile, audiences in Australia can receive a 3rd DVD with every 2 purchased as part of our Xmas special, with 10% going to support critical health services in remote Australia.
“It’s brilliant. Four stars.” – Richard Wilkins, TODAY show Channel 9
“A thrilling ride along the songlines of the central desert and the fault lines of the human heart.” – moviereview.com.au
“A documentary like no other” – Glenn Dunks, The Big Issue
MORE ABOUT THE FILM:
The documentary follows amateur adventurers Daryl Clarke and Aidan Glasby in the air, while on the ground fiancées’ Elsie Clarke and Lexi Keneally take big risks driving the fuel supplies needed for such a crazy adventure. Crossing 4 deserts, the intrepid couples must navigate extreme conditions, crocodile-infested swamps, and their own fears.
Led by two Aboriginal guides, the flying circus heads deep into the spiritual heartland of Australia. Soaring over this remarkable land allows them to connect with traditional owners who carry a culture tens of thousands of years old.
Whether the adventurers are swooping low over Lake Eyre, or across the Great Sandy Desert, this film offers a perspective on Australia few can ever hope to see in their lifetime.
“Flying a microlight is like a symbol of freedom. It’s like driving a dirt bike in the sky. It’s bliss. It’s just sensational. As your wheels come off the ground there’s this incredible freedom and lightness, it feels like the world’s yours. You feel alive. It’s magic and you’re sort of dancing with the wind. It’s a hard thing to describe, but it’s just magic.” Aidan Glasby, pilot
We have had a big problem here for students trying to solo for airplanes and trikes. This is important information to help CFI's and Student pilots I just added to my web site. Please pass this on......
Notes on how, when and why to apply for a student pilot certificate:
- A new process was enacted by FAA under the direction of TSA to apply for a student pilot certificate starting early 2016. There is now NO immediate issuance of the student pilot certificate as there was in the past before early 2016. This has caused some big hassles/delays for student pilots to solo.
- Now, the applicant goes through a background check with TSA before the FAA can issue a student pilot certificate. This student pilot certificate is the same for Sport/Private. No difference. Same student certificate for sport, private, airplane, weight-shift control trike, PPC, gyrocopter, etc …….
- Once it is submitted to FAA via IARCA it takes about 3 weeks for the green plastic student pilot certificate to arrive in the mail to the applicant after the student pilot certificate has been applied for. Takes longer if you use paper. If a student does not have a US pilots certificate, they need this student pilot certificate to solo.
- If the student is participating in an accelerated course, solo could be one to two weeks after the student starts flight training. Therefore, it is important for the student pilot certificate be applied for AT LEAST 3 weeks before solo is anticipated.
Guidance for student pilot certificate application:
- Student/applicant go to the FAA IACRA web site and set up
- Top right – click register
- Top – click Applicant box
- Read terms of service – click agree at bottom and you will come to the IACRA User Profile Information screen.
- If you do not have any FAA certificate (which you probably do not), skip the top section asking for pilot certificate number and start filling out your information.
- Under SSN click “Do Not Use”
- Create your user name and password. Mark these down in an important place – click register. Now you have registered with the FAA which will be your pilot certification account for your complete flying career.
- After you have registered, you must log in and apply for a
- Choose student
- You will receive an FTN number. Again, write this important number down in an important place with your user name and password.
- Get your student pilot application approved and submitted
- Once you have applied for the student pilot certificate you need to see some sort of FAA official to get your application approved. This can be the local CFI (FAA flight instructor) at any local flight school. They do not have to be sport pilot specific, they do the same for private pilots. There is no difference. ANY CFI/Flight Instructor can do this for you. There may be a fee for this service.
- You can also use the local FAA FSDO office and they will do it for free. Some FAA FSDO offices may be more willing to take the time to do this than others depending on their work load. See https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/ to locate your nearest FSDO office.
- Once this has been submitted by the approving FAA representative, a green plastic student pilot card/certificate will come to in the mail in about 3 weeks unless there is some sort of problem which you should be notified.
For further information on getting started see:
I was inspecting my fuel lines and found some hairline cracks and also found the coolant line that goes to the carb heating by the carbuerator with a small crack with some coolant drops leaking from there.
So one thing is for sure it is time to replace the fuel and coolants lines. The lines on my Airborne XT are NOT the clear ones. They are 1/4 inch fuel hose (black color). I found something similar to them on Aircraft Spruce and also Amazon
I checked on Aircraft Spruce and they sell
PARKER SUPER-FLEX 397 SERIES FUEL LINE HOSE (SAE30R7 specifications)
Then I see this one on amazon with marginally better specs
HBD Thermoid Premium R7 Fuel Line 1/4" X 25' Roll 25062 (SAE30R7)
1) So I am just a little bit lost. In the manual it says max allowable Oil pressure is 102 psi and I believe I read max fuel pressure is 20 psi. Which fuel line would be better?
2) Airborne also has a little spiral ring on some of the fuel lines, does anyone know the purpose there (my guess is it protects against heat. Does anyone know where to get that material? Or is there a substitute that could be used instead of that material?
3) What is the prime difference between non clear Fuel hose lines and clear Silicon fuel lines and for this engine can you use Silicon fuel lines at all?
Thanks for your help.
i hear that TESLA is considering building a 'self- flying' trike for 'transitioning' pilots who don't get 'push right-go left, and 'push the other way and go the 'other left', ( or is it the other way?) i don't get it! ( the trike instructors' union, T.O.W.D. short for 'the other way, dummy!) is bitterly opposed to TESLA'S plan and is considering sending a protest e-mail, via Hillary's server. this is only a rumor!!!!!!!!!! freezier ballzoff ps, T.O.W.D. not to be confused with T.O.A.D. which is ' trike owners are discriminating!
Hello again. After looking at some amazing videos produced by the legionary Henry Imagawa and the video http://www.trikepilot.com/videos/view/flying-and-landing-in-turbulance_24802.html I had a thought! Is there value to having an installed video camera(s) while flying and where the placement of those camera(s) might lead to the best review for learning?
I must assume the cost of such cameras are expensive, but with proper placement maybe it would only take one or maybe two to capture events where playback and review would help a lot.
I am a rock and I am seeking a SWC Certified Flight Instructor who will keep me from killing myself, my wife, and of course…. the CFI! Although I have a CCW, I will leave it at home on training days.
Let me begin by telling you what my dream is other than the obvious learning how to fly…
It is my dream to travel the country in a RV and tow a “Smart Car” and trike… seeing the sights from both ground and air starting two years from this January. My wife and I live in Peculiar Missouri and I am willing to travel for initial training and possibly a refreshment course (hard liquor or flight).
Most of my experience and flight hours will be from flying the skies of the Missouri outback and mountain regions called High Bump. During my flights I do not plan to place one tire on the runway and then rotate to another at 70 mph, enter in air races, or jump from a moving trike! I look for peaceful skies and calm conditions, but should be able to handle troubling conditions found around other areas in the country.
Realistically, what should be the criteria I use for selecting a CFI? Is there a list of CFI’s I should stay away from? Is there a list of Great CFI’s? Are there suggestions on how to make a CFI think you’re not a rock?
Can I experience enough conditions in Missouri and/or should I look to gain additional training from others in conditions that have real mountains, real valleys, and Alien encounters?
Although I have attempted at using some humor… the topics and questions are real and I believe relevant to all students and rocks.
I just bought an SLSA trike and my long term goal is to become a CFI to introduce people to this beautiful hobby.
I have a few questions from trike owners and CFIs who have registered their trike under a business (LLC or INC).
1) How easy is it? other than form 8050-01 and 8050-2, is there any other paperwork that would be required? On the FAA website it says you have to send document evidencing the organization (such as certificate of organization) and also a written representation that qualifies the company as a US citizen.
2) What documents did you have to provide when you registered your SLSA under an LLC or INC, was the FAA easy to deal with?
3) As I understand in most cases the LLCs are formed to protect your personal assets against liability but is there trully a benefit of registering the aircraft under a LLC? I read somewhere that God forbid if you got into a very bad flyig accident, your personal assets might still be exposed to liability (despite the fact that the SLSA aircraft was registered under a LLC).
4) Since I bought a used LLC, what would be the tax benefits of the SLSA registered under a LLC?
5) Do you have your business registered as LLC, INC or Partnership and why prefer the one category over the other?
I appreciate any help in this regard.
when are 'they' gonna quit putting power cords on portable tools, why not fit each tool with a twist-lock socket, that way you'd only need ONE power cord, it'd alleviate any possible copper shortage, and we could then 'stuff' more tools in our drawers. when are 'they' gonna quit telling us to be sure to smear never-seize on our rotax exhaust joints when 'they' know that the first flame front will burn it out, immediately. when sales adds proclaim 'was $29!, now reduced to $9. it wasn't selling at the 'old' price, maybe over-priced at the 'new' price. do 'they' think we're the gullible stupidos 'they' think we are? maybe we are! why do we ask (usually strangers) "how are you" ?, when we REALLY don't give a rat's arse how 'they' are, and if they try to tell us how they are we interupt , quickly, and make a mental note NEVER to be sociable to anyone ever again! aviators refer to their 'control area ' as a 'cockpit', this seems to defy the present day 'let's be gender-specific world' so what should a female pilot's control area be called? .... when meeting 'furriners' for the first time i always get them to teach me their best swear-words. being able to swear in many different lingos has landed me into, and out of, several 'sticky' situations! we have, on occasion, discussed what it is that we fly, resulting in 'they' refering to them (fed speak) as 'flexible-winged aircraft of the weight-shift variety', when we all know they'r really TRIKES! when are 'THEY' gonna get it right!..............frazier ballzoff