Mark Pansing

Mark Pansing

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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing commented on jeff trike's Video.
    I was able to gas at Valle last year but was informed that the airport is sort of in limbo. The airport is actually a private airport that existed to keep a private airplane collection and that the owner died. I guess the family is not sure they ...
    11 days ago
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    Mark Pansing
    "Mark Pansing" commented on Hattie Archibald's Blog "Epic New Trike Film Takes Flight!".
    Waiting for mine.
    1 year ago
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    Mark Pansing
    "Mark Pansing" commented on Heather Davis's Blog "ADS-B Compliance in the USA".
    I've been looking at the Navworx also. Just remember to be compliant the antennas must be mounted to the A/C. We will probably see some smaller transponder ads-b packages coming out for the Drones.
    1 year ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing Anyone using this for your video cameras? https://www.vibexcameramounts.com/the-vibex-solution/
    1 year ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing commented on Werner Dittrich's Video.
    Looks like that was a lot if fun. Really crazy weather.
    1 year ago
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    "Mark Pansing" commented on Henry Trikelife's Blog "Survival preparedness - post crash/emergency landing in a remote area.".
    First Aid kit with trauma bandages. Have been thinking about a survival vest, so I have some of the survival gear on me if I need to abandon the trike. Currently those items are in a camelback that drapes over the front seat.
    1 year ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing So where does one get good quality metric bolts here in the US. I have an Aeros trike with a Gibbo wing. The Aeros uses a m10 bolt that isn't long enough to go through the Gibbo hang block. The Gibbo wing uses a 3/8" AN bolt that is smaller than the 10mm hole. Would it be safe to use the 3/8" bolt or should I pursue my quest to find a m10x110"" bolt and drill out the hang block?
    1 year ago
    • Gregg Ludwig
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      Gregg Ludwig https://www.boltdepot.com/Product-Details.aspx?product=6760
      1 year ago
    • Jake McGuire
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      Jake McGuire http://www.mcmaster.com/#95327a655/=128lr6z might work. You'd need to make sure to get the right strength class, and for a hang bolt I'd want to make triple sure I had things right...
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick I would use an AN6 bolt from Aircraftspruce.com
      1 year ago
    • Robert Sumner
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      Robert Sumner Can you drill out the zeros mast to say 1/2" the sleeve the mast with some stainless tubing with 1/2" o.d. and a 3/8" id? Then use an an6 bolt?
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick The difference in size should not be much of a factor. People have been shoving 3/8" hang bolts into 10mm masts forever. If I'm not mistaken you can shove a 10mm bolt right through an Airborne mast and it uses an AN 6 hang bolt as factory stock. It makes it easier/faster to assemble
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick I have seen many drill everything to a 7/16" and use an AN 7 if you want everything precise.
      1 year ago
    • Mark Pansing
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      Mark Pansing Well I have been flying it with the AN6 bolt, so I will probably just keep doing that.
      1 year ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing Trike went down yesterday in AZ. http://www.azfamily.com/story/31235452/1-person-dead-in-buckeye-aircraft-crash
    1 year ago
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    • white eagle
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      white eagle paul , larry , doug I had mentioned in previous blogs that i thought some changes were nessasary . Iam not trying to be critical or confrontational in any form. Just an opinion that i have held for awhile. Here is how i see it as i want to participate and am interested in this subject. I see these groups of aircraft FAR 103 soaring trikes and slow trikes , Light sport elsa ,slsa being medium to high performance such as the revo. I see it as close to hang gliding ,soaring trikes. slow local flight trikes . The next being intermediate trikes the 503 and 582 such as my red back , and the next as high performance as the 100hp revo or tenarge or the quickr . In all these catagories i see exsperience such as hang glider pilots with G/A, Or just hang glider exsperience ,or just G/A exsperience , or NO exsperience transversing all three catagorries of trikes. So to open the can of worms and subject myself to criticizem i see these as problems. Most training is done in the high end trikes and i do not agree that training a soaring trike pilot or 103 pilot in a 100 mph trike is the same or justified.(not saying it cant be done iether).I resonatly helped a g/a pilot who hasnt flown in a while purchace a 103 trike. I encourage him to take some lessons in which he is by FAR 103 not required. he took some lessons in a 100 hp trike. I see no reasons why u couldnt have a 103 instructor rating for teaching soaring trike pilots to fly in something like my redback. I think this would be better applied training for 103. would help manufactures like kameron in the solairus in sales, bring more people into the sport at an entry level and help slsa instructors and examiners having to train far 103 instructors who latter may deciede to become slsa instructors and buy slsa machines. I also do not understand how someone with lots and lots of far 103 wsc exsperience does not nessisarily apply to sport pilot hours. Here in this accident in az shows some differences in these catagories. Just my opinion for what its worth that we could define instructors into FAR 103 instructor in elsa trike and sport pilot instructor slsa trike. Trikes could be rated FAR 103 soaring trike rating and 103 standard rating. Sport pilot could rate medium performance and high performance . that would protect manufactures and instructors from some liability where a sport pilot with medium exsperience jump on board a high performance trike as in the case of george the3rd. In general aviation you cant solo in a cub and hop into a p 51 mustang. Not saying you guys did but someone gave george the keys to a p 51 and should take some responsability. Not trying to place blame but really? Now iam just participating here and make no claims of being an expert but i do believe i have un common sense. Iam making it perfectly clear iam not criticizing or attacking anyone here. When i bought my redback it was rob lyons trainer. I told rob i had a hugh interest in training soaring trike pilots with the red back. I also had cash in hand to buy a new atf from kameron and wanted to sell them in montana. little did rob inform me that the rules were about to change and i couldnt use the red back and had to remove the training status.Ok iam tied to the chair and got cotton in my mouth let me have it ?
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick High time fixed wing pilot got WSC rating about a week ago. And despite the instructor telling him he would need transition training if he wanted to fly a REVO. He borrowed the Keys to a customers new REVO and then proceeded to takeoff at 2:00 pm with a reported 8kt tail wind. The flight lasted just a few seconds acording to witnesses that saw him go "straight up and then straight down" I am less than surprised at the outcome honestly...
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick My condolences to the family and friends of the pilot. Very sad.
      1 year ago
    • Dan Hickox
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      Dan Hickox Do we know any more? Stalled, Overcontrolled? The Revo is so easy to fly it seems really difficult to make that big of a mistake. Condolences to all impacted by this.
      1 year ago
    • white eagle
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      white eagle pilot was from nd. So why would someone let him take up the revo without training? Some reports saying it was a hang glider , when can they get a report correct? 9 knt tailwind nothing here makes sense. revo dosnt look that hard to fly and i understand special training . overcontrolled stall would of crashed in any trike. very sad indeed
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick There is a radical difference in what he trained in compared to what he attempted to fly. The owner learned in the REVO and therefore did not realize there was any big difference between the two aircraft.
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick It seems it's never one thing howeve... Taking off at that airport at 2:00 in the afternoon with less than 20 hours in any trike I have lifted off there and flown into a 2000 fpm thermal. It can be quite nasty in the desert... Mix that with completely new aircraft lightly loaded and you have 3 major factors right there.
      1 year ago
    • Tony  Castillo
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      Tony Castillo Just came back from a wonderful flight in the PulsR (my FIRST in it) .... but these terrible news over shadows all that ... :-( ... very sorry to hear the sad news. I did not know the pilot but my condolences to the family and friends.
      1 year ago
    • monty stone
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      monty stone hi larry, sad but fairly predictable. a friend of mine in az with very high time hours in fixed wings was given two trikes and has bugged me to 'teach' him. of course i refused, for all the obvious reasons, not the least of which is the transition from fixed to flex can be very difficult for some high time pilots. the deck angle of a steep climbing trike can cause a quick back-off of power, stall and steep angle of descent. i'm afraid that many high time fixed wing pilots still regard our trikes as 'toys' and not challenging to fly . what trike did he train in? i've personally witnessed several steep take-offs that resulted in stalls, crashes, one fatal one not. very sad news, but as you say, predictable.
      1 year ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier Very sad news and condolences to friends and family of Mr. George.
      1 year ago
    • Doug Boyle
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      Doug Boyle Sad to hear this news; hard to imagine an owner of a 100k trike giving the keys up! Not so hard to imagine a fixed-wing pilot thinking he doesn't need any training.... To me, it's like saying I can fly a Trike so let me hold the keys to your helicopter!
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Doug, to clarify, it is my understanding he not only had 2 weeks of training in a Navajo, but did an add on WSC rating and a CFI rating on WSC. However, this at least theoretically could have been his first SOLO flight in a trike which would be one more huge factor.
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Regardless he had no training in the REVO
      1 year ago
    • Paul Hamilton
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      Paul Hamilton So this was a newly transitioned pilot from airplane to trike and no transition training to Revo flying in the bumps....... Lots of factors adding up..... Really sad and easy to to avoid....
      1 year ago
    • white eagle
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      white eagle i wanted to add that this should in no way or shape add a black cloud on revo or larry. As everyone knows iam a bad speller but i did take some writing courses so you can see how much i paid attention. The black cloud i believe is news media. exspecially when it comes to wsc aircraft and this has been going on scince the 70s. I surfed the net and many news outlets used hang glider, ultra light glider ,motorized hang glider ext. theres also a lack of follow up reporting identifiying such things as pilot error in hang gliding and trikes. Such shoty reporting hurts all of us and industry that we so desperatly need. I would give manufactures and cfis a b+ to and A for promoting safety and i think thats probably better than i would give general aviation. The media hype is as bad as it gets. Calling a 100mph trike a hang glider is compared to calling auto accidents go cart wrecks! Trikes ,hang gliders have more than proven there airworthiness! larry has made it more than clear on many post that he requires transitional training even from other trikes. Verry sad for the familly but no dark cloud to be fair.
      1 year ago
    • Doug Boyle
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      Doug Boyle Thanks Larry! The details are important in trying to understand the scenario. These details soften it quite a bit....Here's somebody that knows what "can happen" from both sides of flying, but makes a decision to possibly Solo for the first time in a 100hp high performance Trike. He thinks because he piloted a WSC aircraft and was blessed by two Instructors in obtaining two additional ratings
      1 year ago
    • Doug Boyle
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      Doug Boyle That he was ready to tackle the Revo. Was the Navajo a single or double surfaced wing? Not that it really matters, but was the Navajo a 582? His
      1 year ago
    • Doug Boyle
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      Doug Boyle Short introduction to Trikes should still somewhat prevent a straight up and down crash I would think.
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Doug, with respect to your last comment, just misp[lacement of his right foot on the half pedal during the first couple seconds of flight could be a transitioning factor. But as its been said all of these factors can add up, but don't need to be there to create an unsafe situation which was attempting to transition himself to a very different type trike at 2:00 in the afternoon with very limited experience in WSC. He had very little chance in my opinion.
      1 year ago
    • Lee mackie
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      Lee mackie White Eagle in reference to your comments regarding " the black cloud " I referred to in a earlier comment... I guess I didn't come across properly! I was trying to say exactly what you are saying. These things put a black cloud over the manufacture also until someone reports different. By no means was I saying anything derogatory again the Revo or Larry. He's forgotten more then I know!! Anyway, just wanted to clarify. Just maybe didn't come across properly. Again, Condolences to the family!
      1 year ago
    • Doug Boyle
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      Doug Boyle Its been said over and over again, but some pilots seem to think that they are different; that they are the exception! I readily admit that some are, but many, many more are not. The perceived image of Training has to change! If it's perceived as a crutch, then the perception must change to a Badge of Honor. I'm not a proponent of mandating common sense; however, the rating system in hang gliding helped tremendously with otherwise stupid decisions. Certain takeoff and/or landing constraints/locations mandated an elevated rating. Light Sport has already recognized a "sign-off" for speeds greater than 86K; we need to emphasize the need to be prepared for Advanced Trikes, as well. This has to be echoed from everyone from the owners, sellers, instructors, manufacturers, etc. We can't just sit and watch this happen to people not able to judge for themselves. We must be pro-active in telling others, NO, not until -- PERIOD!!!!
      1 year ago
    • Paul Hamilton
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      Paul Hamilton Well said Doug but we have to come up with some viable solution. Back to the make/model sign-off which was eliminated years ago....
      1 year ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Bingo Paul. A make and model sign off or something. The problem I see here is once the pilot had the rating he didn't need to listen to his instructors anymore. He didn't do anything he wasn't allowed to do legally speaking. I don't think someone who gets a tail wheel endorsement in a cub jumps in a Pitts the next day solo in a 20kt X wind. Or maybe they do and we just don't hear about it... But what stops that? I know Many high performance planes require a sign off to fly them. But is that just for new owners? What happens when the owner flips the keys over to his unqualified buddy?
      1 year ago
    • Paul Hamilton
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      Paul Hamilton They eliminated the make/model requirement years ago because it was a pain for many flying other airplanes and trikes for that matter. Perhaps a requirement in the POH or training supplement would be something....
      1 year ago
    • white eagle
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      white eagle paul , larry , doug I had mentioned in previous blogs that i thought some changes were nessasary . Iam not trying to be critical or confrontational in any form. Just an opinion that i have held for awhile. Here is how i see it as i want to participate and am interested in this subject. I see these groups of aircraft FAR 103 soaring trikes and slow trikes , Light sport elsa ,slsa being medium to high performance such as the revo. I see it as close to hang gliding ,soaring trikes. slow local flight trikes . The next being intermediate trikes the 503 and 582 such as my red back , and the next as high performance as the 100hp revo or tenarge or the quickr . In all these catagories i see exsperience such as hang glider pilots with G/A, Or just hang glider exsperience ,or just G/A exsperience , or NO exsperience transversing all three catagorries of trikes. So to open the can of worms and subject myself to criticizem i see these as problems. Most training is done in the high end trikes and i do not agree that training a soaring trike pilot or 103 pilot in a 100 mph trike is the same or justified.(not saying it cant be done iether).I resonatly helped a g/a pilot who hasnt flown in a while purchace a 103 trike. I encourage him to take some lessons in which he is by FAR 103 not required. he took some lessons in a 100 hp trike. I see no reasons why u couldnt have a 103 instructor rating for teaching soaring trike pilots to fly in something like my redback. I think this would be better applied training for 103. would help manufactures like kameron in the solairus in sales, bring more people into the sport at an entry level and help slsa instructors and examiners having to train far 103 instructors who latter may deciede to become slsa instructors and buy slsa machines. I also do not understand how someone with lots and lots of far 103 wsc exsperience does not nessisarily apply to sport pilot hours. Here in this accident in az shows some differences in these catagories. Just my opinion for what its worth that we could define instructors into FAR 103 instructor in elsa trike and sport pilot instructor slsa trike. Trikes could be rated FAR 103 soaring trike rating and 103 standard rating. Sport pilot could rate medium performance and high performance . that would protect manufactures and instructors from some liability where a sport pilot with medium exsperience jump on board a high performance trike as in the case of george the3rd. In general aviation you cant solo in a cub and hop into a p 51 mustang. Not saying you guys did but someone gave george the keys to a p 51 and should take some responsability. Not trying to place blame but really? Now iam just participating here and make no claims of being an expert but i do believe i have un common sense. Iam making it perfectly clear iam not criticizing or attacking anyone here. When i bought my redback it was rob lyons trainer. I told rob i had a hugh interest in training soaring trike pilots with the red back. I also had cash in hand to buy a new atf from kameron and wanted to sell them in montana. little did rob inform me that the rules were about to change and i couldnt use the red back and had to remove the training status.Ok iam tied to the chair and got cotton in my mouth let me have it ?
      1 year ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing commented on Roy Morris, CBET's picture.
    Look at Navworx PADS-B and skyguardtwx - they both have ways of remotely getting the transponder info so they report the same info.
    2 years ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing commented on Roy Morris, CBET's picture.
    I believe a mode c transponder and a ads-b transceiver will make you legal. However you only need these if you will be going into controlled airspace like class A,B and maybe C. I believe the portable ads-b will meet the 2020 requirement for ...
    2 years ago
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    Mark Pansing
    "Mark Pansing" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "What do we call ourselves to avoid mid air collisions?".
    I use weight shift and my n number. I add experimental to the beginning on my initial call to ATC. I don't think anyone can confuse weight shift with any other vehicle. I think some PPG/PPC use the word the trike sometimes.
    2 years ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing commented on sam andrews's Video.
    Wow, not sure I would have flown through the hail storm. I watched another one of these from Briton. Looks like they have a lot of fun.
    2 years ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing commented on Paul Hamilton's Video.
    As I recall there is a really bad copy for sale on the Internet somewhere. Best to buy it from the source.
    2 years ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing Is Henry upgrading? Looks like his trike on barnstormers.
    2 years ago
    • Leo Iezzi
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      Leo Iezzi He sure is :)
      2 years ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui to a gyroplane right? :)
      2 years ago
    • Leo Iezzi
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      Leo Iezzi Henry Gyrolife? Preposterus Abid! Blasphemy! :D
      2 years ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Ha. Well we did fly Henry in a gyro when winds were gusting to 25 knots in mid day. Henry got a Revo I think. Now David O will beat him.
      2 years ago
    • dave kempler
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      dave kempler "Preposterous. Blasphemy?" Glade, could you please comment. I've misplaced my dictionary.
      2 years ago
    • Todd Halver
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      Todd Halver Too many big words.
      2 years ago
    • Leo Iezzi
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      Leo Iezzi Hahahaha! :D
      2 years ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing commented on Paul Hamilton's Video.
    My reply was about the legality of flying over a congested area. It sounded to me as if Paul was stating that it was illegal for an experimental LSA trike to fly over a congested area. As Nathan pointed out it doesn't matter if your flying an ...
    3 years ago

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  • Olivier Aubert
    by Olivier Aubert 4 years ago
    Hi Mark, good day to you (here in Zurich, it's dark night). I have sent the master NTSC DVD to L.A. yesterday. It should be available in 3 weeks time I guess. I will let you know. Thanks for your interest. Best to you. Olivier