....cont.... the sound of silence, second bit.....

Published by: monty stone on 31st Jan 2017 | View all blogs by monty stone

back at the hanger the engine, a 377 rotax, sc, si, was disected, the engine, had been fitted with a 'rebuilt ' crank, but the main bearings had steel ball cages, instead of delrin, and one cage had broken up, and had locked up the crank. on reflection my choice of a field was obviously very wrong, i don't think i panic'd, but certainly 'target fixed' on that field. what has all this to do with trikes? well, the older ultralights and 'unsophistacated ' trikes' both feel similar when flying, you 'fly' the wing, how you 'get there' is a little different , but speeds, climb rate, landing speeds are similar, (naked, older trikes!). the main difference, apart from the 'obvious' reversal' is the rudder. the rudder  is VERY dominant in ul's, neglect it and you'll be slipping and sliding all over with adverse yaw that'll keep you awake at night! we trikers are SO spoilled, due to some 'fancy wing design features, that we ' wingliterates' have been eagerly absorbing of late,  we ALMOST don't have to ko-ordinate our turns! (i did say almost!). and 'we don't need no stinking rudder! but we do need to make better 'landing field choices.' in my 'defence' this was my first emergency landing, though not my last!                                                               no damage, scratches only so i'll pretend i planned it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ps, this plane had a second chance chute, but it never entered my head to use it, i still had control and a triangular field in view! plus the 'boss' woulda 'reamed me a new arsehole over the repack cost!                                                 pps, to newbies only, when that big fan stops during a glide at idle  you will pick up a bit of speed and distance  due to getting rid of that big 'disc umbrella'.                                                                                                             ppps. 'cross-control' to increase drag doesn't have much effect with a 3inch boom tube.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ..................freazier nutszoff

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6 Comments

  • Bryan Tuffnell
    by Bryan Tuffnell 10 months ago
    Minty, I love it when a plan comes together! I'm still deciding if I want to fly with you - what do you reckon?
  • monty stone
    by monty stone 10 months ago
    hey taffy, my pudding trio are primed, and ready!
  • Bryan Tuffnell
    by Bryan Tuffnell 10 months ago
    You, me, and a trio of Christmas puddings - what could possibly go wrong???
  • monty stone
    by monty stone 10 months ago
    well toffy, no 'molesting' my puddings! they are strictly for 'show'. how did your 'maritime' foray go, were you able to paint 'stuff' dark black?
  • Bryan Tuffnell
    by Bryan Tuffnell 10 months ago
    Still 'marinating', Munty. Not sure about the boat but I've been an attractive shade of green sometimes. Using a potent paint stripper today to get some varnish off, and so far I've had two Elvis sightings and had a long conversation with a white rabbit. What do they put in that stuff???
  • monty stone
    by monty stone 10 months ago
    i dunno but every time i taste it i have to spit it out, there is some stuff called 'chiseloffs lager that is great for removing wood from varnish, and it leaves no 'after taste', so i'm told. nite nite teffy.
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