One of the best ways to promote triking is to take people up and get paid for it. Intro flights and primary training. A new way of life. I started it as a full time job 5 years ago and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Each day is "Another day in paradise".
Join in and live the dream.
Aeros from Ukraine and Sergey Zozulya of Antares will be displaying with SilverLight Aviation at Sun N Fun.
Aeros nano soaring trike called ANT will be available for sale. It ranges in price from $13000 to $16500 if you are interested.
SilverLight Aviation will be assembling all Antares trikes for the US market and will hold the design and production SLSA processes for the US market. Come see two of the upcoming SLSA models of Antares. These are rugged trikes with a lot of history and their production is coming back to the US.
SilverLight Aviation will be at Sun N Fun 2016 airshow.
We will have a red trike available for purchase. It has 80 hours with all the goodies and available for $60,000.00
Furthermore, any one who places a $5000 non-refundable deposit on a Delta Jet-II during the airshow (not later) will get $4000 discount. This offer is for people who get the check over during the airshow. So if you have been waiting on the sidelines, this is the time you place the order. Do not expect this offer to remain valid afterwards. You can place the order with a check mailed to us, money wired to us or with one of our dealers. SLSA 912 80 HP Delta Jet 2 LITE starts at $44k SLSA
e-mail for further info: email@example.com
1) Frank Dempsey (New Mexico)
2) Scott Johnson (Washington, Pacific Northwest)
3) Paul Hamilton (Nevada)
4) Gregg Ludwig (Houston Tx) - Gregg I hope will be our dealer :)
5) SilverLight Aviation (Manufacturer, East)
Even if you are not ready right away to pay rest of the first deposit, this secures your discount for up to one year and lock in the price. Your deposit will go into an escrow account till your full first payment is in and your order production begins in our workshop.
if you start bleeding from your ear-hole, check you haven't mixed your tooth-picks in with your Q-tips, again. if your toothpaste tastes 'funny', check that you haven't picked up your 'hemmeroid cream' by mistake, again. if your shirt has it's pocket on the inside, check the label, that also might be stitched on the 'wrong' side, again. if you are pressed for time don't walk up the 'down' side of an escalator, again...............................................freazier ballzoff
another pet peeve of mine is 'instruction' manuals. my 1961 suzuki came with a booklet 'hints and tips of how to ride the motorcycle', it contained such usefull info as 'beware of the mud-puddle for there-in lurks the 'skid demon'. and 'if a horseman hoves into view, toot melodiously upon the horn'. if he does not heed, shout 'hi' with loud voice. if he still does not heed, dismount and smoke a cigaret, until he passes. my hirth engine manual reccomended considering running the engine for the first ten hours on the ground, also at a major service change the crankshaft and 'all other components', sound advice. my cosmos wing manuals have all stressed the importance of securing the 'farks and schnackles', properly. and that 'no more than 8mins are required to assemble the wing. (it takes me that long to decide which bag zipper to pull on). are french mins like dog years, 7 to 1? my northwing wing manual ignores how to fold the wing for transport and storage, though it did have nice glossy color pictures of kamron doing stuff in seconds that takes me most of the morning! my $7 alarm clock came with a comprehensive manual, in 7 different languages,(including swahili, why would a swahilian wanna get up early?)with the first 9 pages warning of the legal and hazardous consequences of licking the electrical components while plugged in, or during an electrical storm. i thought every one knew not to lick ANYTHING during an electrical storm!. well, almost anything!. my multi-$ new refrigerators manual assures me that the light WILL turn off with the door closed! how can i be sure! dammit, why,why, can't 'they' get it right!.... Freazier Ballsoff. (my new pseudonim)..................ps i can't die yet, theres still a few people i haven't pissed off !
Our recently purchased Delta Jet II exceeds expectations in every way. Abid was very helpful during our purchasing process while we decided which trike would best meet our needs. We purchased from Todd Halver (Papa Tango Aviation) and would do business with him again. We appreciate doing business with people that demonstrate such trustworthiness.
The trike arrived in the Pacific Northwest packed with care. Setup was easy and intuitive. This is our third trike. We are impressed with the fit, finish and quality. The Deta jet II is a well thought out aircraft. It flies beautifully. The suspension worked great on the two rough fields that we used yesterday. One grass strip was recently mowed. We were very thankful that the air scoops are on the sides NOT the bottom. The bottom of the trike was covered in wet grass last night. The three disc brakes were appreciated on the short wet grass strip. The back seat is strikingly more comfortable than our last trike. Not only was nothing pushing on the back of my head, I could lean back! My legs were much more comfortable in the back seat too. There are a few different places to rest your feet. In our previous trike, my legs couldn’t reach the instructor pedals and were left in a strange position that became uncomfortable after about 45 minutes and when I would move my leg in the back seat, I would hit the hand throttle. This is not possible in the Delta Jet II.
Abid and Kameron built a wonderful aircraft:
Ground clearance is great
Suspension performs better than gas struts
Side air intake stays clear of debris
It is beautiful
It is very comfortable
Well mannered and easy to fly with a familiar feel
Adjustable trim = less fatigue (and it’s fun!)
Getting in and out is easy
Tripled our range
Better cargo storage
Easy fit into the low hangar door
Back seat visibility is great
Can’t wait to try the heated gear
I have a Second Chantz compressed air parachute that I intended to put on a new Ace Easy Riser. The parachute needs some repairs done to the internal fittings and a repack, but we have had a really hard time getting ahold of anyone at Second Chantz.
After I did some googling, I found this...
It seems I won't be able to get my parachute operational unless someone knows of place willing to work on an emergancy parachute like this.
So now I'm faced with a decision. Do I just go ahead and fly the trike without a parachute? I live in an area with a lot of flat ground, scattered woods, and fields of corn, soybeans, and wheat. If the wing is capable of flying, I should usually have a decent spot to set the aircraft down. I don't plan to ever fly in adverse weather conditions or outside the limitations of the aircraft. So, do I even need a parachute?
The main reason I would want one is that I'll be flying a new aircraft. Do I trust my ability to put it together properly? Do I trust my life to those untested components? I would feel safer with a parachute for backup.
I don't know much at all about the options that are available. What do you all use? What type or brand would you recommend for a Part 103 trike? Cost, maintenance, and ease of installation are all factors.
Many tools don't come with instructions, this may help. Phillips screwdrivers. they come in several forms, (like cheese) sharp, medium and blunt They are designed to tear out the top of any screw head , also, they can be used to open a brake fluid container, use the sharp one, the blunt one's cause squirted fluid to land onto the closest painted surface. Electric drills are used to see how fast a pop-rivet can be spun before the hole will need the next size rivet , also can be used to turn chinese drill bits a really pretty blue. Vice -grips can be used to change round tubing into flat strip removing that empty space in the middle ,also to clamp stuff to other stuff in order to drill the wrong size holes in the wrong place, again. Portable grinders are excellent 'eye-ball' finders, also ear-hair and grease-soaked rags can easily be reached by the pretty sparks, .Guards usually get in the way so are removed before use, then are lost. Chisels are configured to guide the first few hammer blows to get your fingers. A drill- press. should be powerfull enough to jam a drill bit into something you are holding by your (soon to be a bloody stump), hand, begin a fast spin, near your belly, family jewels or chin, (depending on your height), finally that something flyes off across the shop seeking the most expensive stuff to hit, failing that, goes instead through the window into your neighbors driveway (the one you don't like) hits his classic Jugo, causing $30 in damage, almost totalling it . Air wrenches are used to break bolts, and making really cool sounds,(like a tire store) Wheeee...Wheeee!. A tool box, is a place of mystery where the tool you searched for yesterday, and couldnt find, appears today, right on top. also, any adhesives in your toolbox, burst open and spread all over, and cure, glueing all your favorite tools together in one big lump. ( ask me how i know). any tool put in a drawer will swell, that's why the drawer wont open again, till the swelling goes down. Box cutters are designed to cut really deeply into whatever it was that came in a protective cardboard box. Wire strippers will cut BOTH wire and plastic till the wire is now too short. Hose cutters can be relied on to cut hoses a little bit shorter than you wanted. Hammers, handy gadgets for bending nails, and putting dents in stuff. Twelve-point sockets can be made out of worn- out six point sockets, then re-badged as 'Whitworth Barn find Sockets'. Rotating wire wheels are used to remove finger-prints( from fingers) and to fling little bits of wire into eyeballs. Magnets are handy to remove little bits of wire from eyeballs, and to have fun with grandma's pacemaker. Hacksaws can be relied on to cut anything, but not straight. Electrical testers are used to 'let the smoke out' of any device that it's hooked to. can also be used to start a fire, without matches. Funnels, little end down, usually. i hope this helps to enhance our 'tooling around'. monty ps, if the handle of your soldering iron gets hot, hold the other end, instead. ( tuss....... )
How long does it take for an airplane pilot to transition to a WSC trike?
Training materials for a transition trike pilot are:
How do we go through the training process?
What do you get when you complete a proficiency check to add a trike to your private/commercial/ATP pilot certificate?
I fly a Part 103 trike (Ace Easy Riser) that does not have any lights installed. As you are probably aware, FAR Part 103 specifies that no aircraft in that category can operate in the half hour before sunrise or after sunset unless it is equipped with an anti-collision light visible for at least three miles. Given that those hours provide some of the best conditions for flying, I have concluded that it would be well worth my time, effort, and expense to install a qualifying light on the trike.
I am quite new to triking (last fall I logged 5.6 hours dual instruction and about 1.5 solo in my trike). So I am somewhat unsure about what type of light, how many lights, and where and how to install them. I am curious about how others have set up their trikes for dawn and dusk flying.
My current plan is to simply buy a strobe light like this one.
I'm thinking a good place to install it would be at the top of the king post, taking care not to interfere with any of the cables or connections. I'd then put a quick-connector in the line at the hang point in case I want to remove the wing. Then I'd run the line to a switch beside the seat, and then the line would go from there to the battery through a fuse. Fairly simple.
But there are probably better solutions. One problem I am considering with my plan is that my strobe light would not be visible from below because of its position above the wing. If you have any input you'd like to share on this topic or would like to describe your setup, please share.