Abid Farooqui

Abid Farooqui

48 years old
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Tampa
United States
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Happy thanksgiving to all trike pilots from SilverLight Aviation

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    Abid Farooqui
    Abid Farooqui commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    Sad news. Glad I got to see him just a few weeks ago for his 80th birthday party. Glad he got to experience flying on his own last 5 to 6 years despite the odds.
    19 days ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    "Abid Farooqui" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "How long does it take to solo? Two CFI options/opinions’. What do you think?".
    LOL How long did it take you to learn to drive a car? And you were 16 then and you sure aren't now.
    1 month ago
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    Abid Farooqui commented on Todd Ware's Video.
    I thought she was having a panic attack honestly. It did not sound like an honest laugh to me at all but a very nervous one.
    5 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui commented on Todd Ware's Video.
    I hate to say it but that would have been funny the first 5 seconds to me and the rest would convince me to do a U and land and get her off
    5 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Trike standards and BCAR Section S do not require drop test more than limit load which usually is less than 12 inches height. Airplane standards actually ask that ultimate load drop test be done as well where things can bend but cannot break apart. ...
    6 months ago
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    "Abid Farooqui" commented on Frank Dempsey's Blog "Avioding cold starts with heating circuits".
    Hi Frank: This one works well from what I have been told. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/FBpreheatReiff.php?clickkey=4764337 You know there is always Florida where the temps today were 74 F. Just saying
    6 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    It is so annoying to know that you gave the solution to cure these issues laid out completely nicely and simply to chief designer at Aeros and they continue to not implement simple changes and accept the status quo for the last 6 years and continue ...
    6 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    "Abid Farooqui" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Why would you fly a lawn chair with a kite over your head? This is a question a get all the time and here is my answer.".
    Great answer Paul. Incidentally, the year you flew at Edwards Airforce base in Ca, their rep had called me while I was at an airshow and asked me about trikes and where they could learn more about it. You were our closest dealer, I told the major. ...
    6 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui Happy thanksgiving to all trike pilots from SilverLight Aviation
    7 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    "Abid Farooqui" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Winterizing the Four Stroke 912".
    Get an enclosed AR-1 gyroplane for the winter with cabin heat. Bonus is no turbulence effect
    7 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    Abid Farooqui commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Hey that looks like a nice trike :)
    7 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    Abid Farooqui commented on Abid Farooqui's Video.
    This trike is still available. Make a reasonable offer. Customer gyroplane is ready and he needs the hanger space
    7 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    "Abid Farooqui" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Speed range in Strut wings vs Cable braced wing".
    I would also suggest that strutted wings are not just about less drag r better speed range. They are also about being able to fit in most T-hanger across the US. Some king post wings are tricky to get in hangers and some really can't.
    8 months ago
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    Abid Farooqui
    "Abid Farooqui" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Speed range in Strut wings vs Cable braced wing".
    Riz: I question iif a quarter inch thick cable in good tension has more drag than a strut of airfoil shape with a frontal width of 1 inch. If a spherical cable was 1 inch and airfoil shaped strut's frontal area was also 1 inch then yes for sure the ...
    8 months ago
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    Andy Hughes
    Andy Hughes commented on Abid Farooqui's Video.
    Jeez Larry you teach them young! Not even off momma's tit and you can get them to fly @ 5 days old! I guess no walk around the aircraft just a crawl around. :)
    9 months ago

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  • Tony  Castillo
    by Tony Castillo 6 years ago
    Hello Abid,
    Best luck in your new venture! I hope you come visit often - keep us posted. BTW .. in Orlando til'Friday for a Marine oriented Trade Show... then I was planning to stop by visit on Saturday. Hope to see you or Larry ... or best ... both! Happy & safe Gyro-Flying. Would you be doing that stuff at the same airport?
    Cheers
    Tony C
  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 6 years ago
    Hi Abid,
    Bad news for the triking world losing such a knowledgable force. Good news for the Gyro world. Abid, I'm interested in talking with you about something very important/gyros. Please email me at vagadzi@ymail.com or call on my phone 850-292-2005.Hope to talk soon.
  • Jeremy  Smith
    by Jeremy Smith 7 years ago
    Hey Abid...Still flying. We've had some good weather here too. I'd like to come down to SnF next year. Maybe I could sneak a couple flights in.
  • Imran Baig
    by Imran Baig 7 years ago
    Hey Abid. I am new to trikes. Learning more about trikes every day. Any suggestions how should I get started. I did research on Revo trikes. Congrats on making the world's best trike. Way to go.
    Any help / suggestion will be appreciated. I dont have have a license yet.

    Imran
  • Abid Farooqui
    by Abid Farooqui 7 years ago
    More than a re-fresher its about making sure you assembled the wing back up properly etc. Best of luck.
    The set of cables were given to you so you can change them as their age requires changing them not because they would be different.
  • Alf  Jessup
    by Alf Jessup 7 years ago
    Hi Abid,

    I tend to agree now with your message as I looked in my manual (mine was the first manual as the trike is the first XT ever built 001) and the numbers don't add up to what they state.
    They state at 54 kts with trim wound off from 1000ft they have a descent rate of 770fpm also they state that it will glide 4.8 kms (2.5mn) from 1000ft and this is not possible unless of course your doing 110kts in glide.
    Their manual is up the creek.
    One thing I did find in the manual in section 3 of emergency procedures is they say the best glide is 50kts which should give the trike a better glide ratio than 6.1.
    So my appologies go to you, your were correct and Airbornes manual is a crock of Sh@t.
    Cheers
    Alf
  • Alf  Jessup
    by Alf Jessup 7 years ago
    Could even be 11.1 from my memory bank.
  • Alf  Jessup
    by Alf Jessup 7 years ago
    Abid,

    I think you will find the Airborne ST3 wing has about 10.1 glide ratio unless of course we sell USA our reject wings.

    Cheers
    Alf
  • Qazi  Ajmal
    by Qazi Ajmal 7 years ago
    EID MUBARAK TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ENJOY YOUR EID
  • Qazi  Ajmal
    by Qazi Ajmal 7 years ago
    ABID DID YOU REMEMBER YOUR PROMISE.?