Larry  Mednick

Larry Mednick

42 years old
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Zephyrhills
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Clean 582 Edge X Airborne 400 hrs with Wizard wing $9900. Located in Fl. (727) 247-8608 direct phone to owner of trike.

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    Larry Mednick commented on monty stone's Video.
    Monty, you fly better with the bar extension. Now you push the bar all the way out to the strut to land! PERFECT!
    2 days ago
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    Larry Mednick Clean 582 Edge X Airborne 400 hrs with Wizard wing $9900. Located in Fl. (727) 247-8608 direct phone to owner of trike.
    11 days ago
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    Larry Mednick commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    It's safety wired! That's how you know it's avaiation quality. What's the big deal? It's not like it's a flight control or anything important. :-)
    14 days ago
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    Larry Mednick commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    i used to fly a 15m NW on my 582 Cygnet and a Hazard 15 double surface on my other Cygnet 582 back in the day. I only weighed 160 and I could take a 190 pound passenger and still get out of the water in no wind. but even solo it was like being on ...
    19 days ago
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    Larry Mednick commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Paul you are indeed spoiled these days. I have flown plenty of 19m on Cygnets. Best over water or non mid day conditions, but as you say not bad. The new 20 m is a bit stiffer from what I hear but gets out of the water quicker.
    20 days ago
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    Larry Mednick commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    is that the 19m or the new 20m you flew?
    21 days ago
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    "Larry Mednick" commented on monty stone's Blog " BAR-ROOM!".
    It is a very common problem when overloading a wing with the control bar will trim very far forward with to slow trim speed. The solution normally is to move to Hang block further forward. When the wing is loaded heavily the leading edges flex ...
    23 days ago
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    "Larry Mednick" commented on monty stone's Blog " BAR-ROOM!".
    Monty, you said the "wing back as far as the holes allow." Let's talk about the hang block position instead (I know it's all relative...). It sounds like you need to move the hang block forward. That will cause the wing to trim faster and the bar ...
    23 days ago
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    "Larry Mednick" commented on monty stone's Blog " BAR-ROOM!".
    Perhaps the easiest way to tell if it's simply trimming slow is if the trike takes off reasonably short as it should. Better yet measure the keel angle with the bar all the way out and verify that angle. That will verify your cables are correct. ...
    23 days ago
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    "Larry Mednick" commented on monty stone's Blog " BAR-ROOM!".
    If the front strut has been modified with a longer one that will cause the bar out problem as well. Or possibly the wing is trimming at to high of an AOA due to improper batten profile etc.
    24 days ago
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    Larry Mednick commented on Abid Farooqui's Video.
    Jim, very true, but Greg who is an expert gyro pilot wouldn't know what to do with the bar anyway ;-) Although I am confident he would shut it down in an instant if the engine wasn't idling. It was yesterday I waited in the back seat for my 5 day ...
    28 days ago
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    Larry Mednick Just test flew new thicker upper surface battens in the RIXAL X. WOW!!! Takeoff distance and stall have been improved by a huge margin. Need to collect data now... wow...
    1 month ago
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    Larry Mednick commented on Ted Bailey's picture.
    This is an example of a very low attachment point. This will aid more. "Power steering" effect. We initially used a lower mounting position and wound up raising it because the handling was too quick and too light for the average pilot. Have a look ...
    1 month ago
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    "Larry Mednick" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Active Hang Block".
    Fixed A frames can be found on wings like the Profi TL, all older NWs, Airborne's nanolight and many others. The norm is having a shifting a frame as already mentioned. It does make the roll pressure noticeably lighter. What's nice about the ...
    1 month ago
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    "Larry Mednick" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Another Trike Crash with two fatalities".
    And to clarify, weight vs leading edge stiffness ratio doesn't really change things except speed. So more weight on the same wing DOES affect things. I'm just saying the ratio is the key and not the actual weight.
    1 month ago

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  • Eric Elbourne
    by Eric Elbourne 5 years ago
    I know it was a global invite Larry, and would be a hoot, but Australia bit far away for me to come, one day.....
  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 5 years ago
    Thanks for the Invite Larry,
    Cannot make it for either event. Fly Safe...
  • Craig Ewing
    by Craig Ewing 5 years ago
    Hey Larry thanks for the invite to the pre sun and fun event but I am not leaving Michigan until the 24th. Last I spoke to Jeff I was going to bring a REVO or two down.
  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 6 years ago
    Hi Larry and Abid,
    Wanna wish you guys a whole hearted CONGRATULATIONS on your award. Great Job and a big thanks for helping me achieve my dream. You guys are truly passionate about the sport and you really deserve this award for all the hard work you have put in. Good Luck in conquering the triking world. Once upon a time , a trike from USA stood out in the crowd,"The REVO" Trike Evolution in progress.
    Good Luck on your future endevours.
    Vic
  • Alf  Jessup
    by Alf Jessup 7 years ago
    Larry,

    Thanks for the prompt reply.
    I had a ST3 prior to the SST and only had it (dutch roll) on me once in over 400 hrs and that took quite a lot of effort to make it do that compared to the current wing.
    I have a more healthy respect now for this wing than previously, I like the wing more than the ST3 for it's rigity and turbulence handling qualitys and overall effort in getting more speed out of it.
    Hopefully i will get back to the states one day (been there 4 times since 2003) and catch up with you guys there and test out the revo and the 11 wing, problem is i am betting i will love it and want one.
    Would just be interesting to see the differences between them.
    Unfortunatley i cant see myself getting there soon as my contract finishes here offshore in a couple of months and i will join the ranks of the unemployed.
    Once again thanks for the reply and the explanation.

    Cheers
    Alf
  • Larry  Mednick
    by Larry Mednick 7 years ago
    Hi Alf,thanks for the compliments. yes read my post carefully, I mention tracking and rolling right as you ask about. When I fly a wing like this I know I need to pus the bar out to coordinate the turn. By you turning left and then switching to right you are doing a "dutch roll" there are plenty of wings that can be dutch rolled out of normal operating limitations. There are also many wings that track like they are on rails. Rolling one way and then the other really isn't something you want to do with the SST with out first pushing forward, "setting the turn" then cranking it back the other way. With that in mind you may find the wing to be much, much better. If you want a wing that you don't have to worry about that with, get a Streak III or the cruise.
  • Alf  Jessup
    by Alf Jessup 7 years ago
    Hi Larry,

    I think you did a fair and honest evaluation considering you are in competition with these two manufacturers.
    Frankly after seeing your videos and reading all the info on the Revo you are well and truly leading the market stakes for the best trike out there, it has very high standards of build quality from what i can see and it impresses sure me so well done to yourself, Abid and the rest of your team.

    On a different tangent

    Did you at all have the SST side slip on you when doing a quick change of direction as in 60 deg turn to the left then straight into a right hand turn.
    I had an instance when doing some S turns I found it side slipping quite easily and found it a very uncomfortable situation with the attitude it took sliding one direction while pointing in another and the airspeed indicator reading zero for a short time as the airflow passed across the pitot instead of down it.
    Be interested to hear some thoughts on it from you.

    Cheers
    Alf
  • Ryan  McAnarney
    by Ryan McAnarney 7 years ago
    Hey Larry it looks like Air creation, or whoever owns that Tanarg on the front page of trike pilot today liked your lighting configuration idea with the Revo!!
  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 7 years ago
    Larry, Pretty awesome aerobatic show. I bet then its a HAZZARD wing built by Walter Mauri. Heard the name enough to know.
    That pilot definitely go SKILLLLLLS.
    I got your message and spoke with Abid. Thanks. I guess my logbook has disappeared. I've posted a new video-amphibious triking in florida.
    Fly Safe
  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 7 years ago
    Victor Agadzi Said Wednesday 27th January 2010 05:05am:..Yep, Cruising at 55 all the time and easily exceeding vne. We changed the thrust line and and implemented the offset on the engine, as well as placed the Apollo vertical stabilizers all after getting rid of the HAZARD 15. The MP2 was tested with the changes and flew perfectly. Who knows, I believe the HAZZARD would have flown very well if we had made these changes and then flown the HAZZARD. I anticipate no need for changing the thrust line by going with the smaller MP wing. This wing will pretty much do it all for me with regards to average stall and average VNE with a slightly longer take off roll which currently is not a problem since the trike planes extremely well at high speed. I will go easy on my test flights initially hopping, then skipping then leaping ...
    then enjoying
    Vic