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
I have a question for 912 Trike Owners. I am trying to learn more about 912 80 hp engine Trikes. What kind of fuel pumps do you use on your trike? My guess is that most are mechanically driven diaphragm fuel pumps.
And if so, do you think it is a good idea to have a backup electric fuel pump? I just sold my HKS trike and it had electric fuel pump. And I liked the peace of mind that I had Electric fuel pump as a backup (should for some reason the mechanical pump failed).
Do you 912 80hp trike owners feel as strongly about an additional back up electric fuel pump? or is it too paranoid to think that way :D
Thanks for your help.
This weekend is the annual Triple Tree fly-in located near Woodruff, S.C. Last year we only had one trike attend. Doug Boyle with his Tanarg. This year looks to have a few more trikes flying in. As of now (1:15pm 9/8/16) Doug should have already arrived, Tony Ford and Fred Snyder are coming, John Williams from VA in his Revo (hope I got his name right), a gentleman named Quinn with a Delta Jet (I think), Todd Halver is flying down Friday afternoon in his new Tanarg, Chris from GA is supposed to be bring an Aeros Ant and I plan to leave at first light to fly down in my XT. Did I miss anyone?
I am just curious about 80hp vs 100hp trikes. Is 100hp too much engine for trikes? For example, an Air Creation, Airborne, Northwing, Delta Lite, would they significantly benefit from a 100 hp motor?
In the past when I flew with my instructors of friends who had a four stroke trike, it was always a 80hp engine and seemed to do just fine.
Can someone please shed a light on this, is there a significant benefit of a 100 hp engine over a 80hp engine, if you are flying from lets say 2400' elevation.