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.
Is there anyone on trike pilot who has flown the new Mako 15 wing by Gibbo Gear. So far I have heard only things about it's handling and performance. But I would like to talk to someone who has experienced this wing for their first hand account.
I have saved up enough to buy a new wing, now I am just trying to do some in depth research.
There is activity like a bee hive in F44 ASTM sub-committee.
Best read here as covered by Matthias Betsch and my good acquaintance Tom Peghiny.
So since some of you said that this will not happen because of this and that, I went looking and found that this is already happening on a limited test basis but there are already some signs of machine system problems that will have to be worked out. For example, look at the picture below from a test delivery in the UK by Amazon.
Three Revo’s showed up in RenoCarsonTahoe today at 8:00. I was losing sleep worrying about 1/4 million USD making it across the US with the bad ice storms and high winds this last week causing multiple accidents in Texas and NM.
They showed up with only a low tire on one trike the 912iS.
Although it was a pain in the AXX getting then out of there with all the ties, securing systems etc…, better more than less.
In one day we unloaded all three, set up and test flew the Romeo Juliet N05RJ trike in “less than ideal” wind conditions, and got Papa Hotel n66PH (Paul Hamilton’s) personal trike) wing on the trike undercarriage.
Video coming with details.