Larry  Mednick

Larry Mednick

42 years old
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Zephyrhills
United States
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Leaving for China to the Anyang Airshow. May 21st-31st

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    Larry  Mednick
    "Larry Mednick" commented on roger larson's Blog "Finned wheel coverings?".
    The short answer is the carriage is not supposed to help the wing track straight. The wing, if designed properly will do that all on its own. The carriage is either yaw stabile or it's not. To find this out in layman's terms take a side profile ...
    20 hours ago
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    Glade Montgomery
    Glade Montgomery commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    Okay Larry, you'd better send me one of those. Dang! Candy, candy, candy. You keep making irresistible candy. What's a guy to do? It never ends. My trike keeps getting better and better.
    3 days ago
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    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    This site seriously needs a thumbs up feature.
    4 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    New spinner cone for the E-Props multi blade pushers. Shown here on the Excalibur 6 blade!
    4 days ago
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    Jozinko Sajan
    Jozinko Sajan commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Great exhibiton! Beautiful climbing with MAX.
    5 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Paul Hamilton's Video.
    She would've won had she listed her talents as being a trike pilot...
    5 days ago
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    Leo Iezzi
    Leo Iezzi commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Larry, I watched this three times......super impressed!
    6 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Scott is a good friend of ours that has not flown ANYTHING in a few years after gaining weight. His size and weight exclude him from most other aircraft including the the REVO. The REVOLT made a friend VERY HAPPY! It was so good getting him up in ...
    6 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick has added a new Video.
    6 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Joey, the trim system needs lift in order to "activate". So when the wing starts producing lift the hang block moves aft until The 2 cables tighten up. Then the cables either pull the HB forward or release the HB backwards in flight moving the hang ...
    6 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Btw Kamron (owner of Northwing) got to fly the RIVAL X for the first time when he came to Sun N Fun. He said he was surprised how stabile it was and how responsive it was all at the same time. He went up with Wes Frey in his REVO and was apparently ...
    6 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Rizzy, they are completely different wings. Everything about them... this wing is actually based on the popular 12.4m RIVAL S wing and not a GT5 wing at all. New for this wing is 7 degrees of fixed flaps for super short takeoff and landing. Although ...
    6 days ago
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    Ridin  A Long
    Ridin A Long commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    A pilot extraordinaire.
    7 days ago
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    Ridin  A Long
    Ridin A Long commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    With two occupants and 450 lbs of fuel I would have thought it would take more distance than that
    7 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    Larry Mednick commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Really nice landings! We should all strive to make out landings like your last one.
    8 days ago

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Chief designer of the REVO and head of the R+D department for Evolution Trikes.

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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 6 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 6 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 6 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