Matt Barr

Matt Barr

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SAFETY NOTICE - NORTHWING OWNERS. This is the second time my engine mount has failed in the same place and I've already replaced the mount once before. The front top engine mount is cracking at the point where the lock washer meets the mount. I think may

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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr SAFETY NOTICE - NORTHWING OWNERS. This is the second time my engine mount has failed in the same place and I've already replaced the mount once before. The front top engine mount is cracking at the point where the lock washer meets the mount. I think maybe fender washers would help so the lock washer is not in direct contact with the mount. Not due to hard landings. I'm flying a Northwing Legend. I've contacted Kamron Blevins about it but thought it was worth bringing to the attention of all Northwing owners. Happy to hear your thoughts.
    3 months ago
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    • Leo Iezzi
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      Leo Iezzi Yeah Larry....he posted pics on fb. There's a lock washer making direct contact with the bracket. No washer under it. Big no no.
      3 months ago
    • Robert Sumner
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      Robert Sumner Glad you caught it before something bad happened. Do you happen to have any pictures? i've got an RT with a 340 on it. What engine do you have?
      3 months ago
    • Joe Hockman
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      Joe Hockman thanks for the info Matt. I have a Maverick trike but I don't think this applies to the engine mount on my engine which is a JCV-360. it would be helpful if you could upload a picture or two. it sounds like the suggestion you made on using a fender washer with fix the problem.
      3 months ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick You are talking about plate that mounts to the bottom of he engine and has a 3/8" bolt going through it that goes into the Barry mount?
      3 months ago
    • Leo Iezzi
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      Leo Iezzi Yeah Larry....he posted pics on fb. There's a lock washer making direct contact with the bracket. No washer under it. Big no no.
      3 months ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr Anybody had any dealings John Dunham at Second Chantz parachutes? I'm looking for some parts and I'm having difficulty reaching him?
    3 years ago
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    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr OK thanks. I didn't realize he was away. I'm sure he'll get back to me once he's back to the office.
      3 years ago
    • John Olson
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      John Olson I have known and admired John Dunham for more than 30 years.
      3 years ago
    • Storm  Johansen
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      Storm Johansen John Dunham is a great guy, I've dealt with him on two systems and he has first rate service and aims to please
      3 years ago
    • dave kempler
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      dave kempler I talk with him all the time. He just got back from a trip yesterday. I'll let him know you're looking for him.
      3 years ago
    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr OK thanks. I didn't realize he was away. I'm sure he'll get back to me once he's back to the office.
      3 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr Please post photos or videos of "best way to tie-down" onto grass. How did you rig the tie-downs to your wing? Thanks in advance.
    3 years ago
    • John Olson
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      John Olson Best way to tie down on grass for me is to drop the wing and fold it up and put the bag over it.
      3 years ago
    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr Thanks for the post John.
      3 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr Anybody ever had problems with Carb icing? At what outside temperature? humidity?
    3 years ago
    • John Olson
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      John Olson I commented on this, seems about a month ago. Got no feedback. Same thing with the questions below too.
      3 years ago
    • Bradley  Waters
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      Bradley Waters I have a picture of carb ice...taken right after a forced landing. Just can't figure out how to post it on this site...
      3 years ago
    • Bradley  Waters
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      Bradley Waters Yeah can't find it! Anyway, carb ice can happen really anytime when the humidity level and the temperature are close to the same point. Like Ole said...not much mention of carb ice on this site anymore as most trikers here fly 912 with carb heat or some other new fangle thing to help them fly.
      3 years ago
    • John Olson
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      John Olson Never had a carb heat issue with the Bings on my 582s in western Washington in thousands of hours flying there. High humidity and cool temps are suppose to be carb icing problems.
      3 years ago
    • John Olson
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      John Olson Or I should say carb ICING issue.
      3 years ago
    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr OK thanks guys. I haven't read much about carb icing on this site.
      3 years ago
    • John Olson
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      John Olson Matt, what carbs are you flying?
      3 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr Can I put a 912 rotax on my trike replacing a 582 rotax? weight issue? center of gravity issue? of course I can adjust the wing a little fore and aft. Would this idea be a lot of work? physical? mental? I'm in Canada and I believe we're allowed to modify
    3 years ago
    • Bradley  Waters
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      Bradley Waters Yes you can modify a BULA anyway you want. You sign it out for fit for flight. I would think that Airborne would have the parts to change the whole thing over??? You do have an Airborne right?
      3 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    "Matt Barr" commented on Abid Farooqui's Blog "New Facility for Engineering and Assembly - SilverLight Aviation".
    Wishing you great success with the new endeavour!
    4 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr Can I put a 912 rotax on my trike replacing a 582 rotax? weight issue? center of gravity issue? of course I can adjust the wing a little fore and aft. Would this idea be a lot of work? physical? mental? I'm in Canada and I believe we're allowed to modify ultralight aircraft. We don't have part 103 regulations.
    4 years ago
    • John Olson
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      John Olson Matt I can only speak to Cosmos and AC trikes because that's all I'm really familiar with, but I know they redesigned the trikes rear end/motor mount to lower the 912 because it is heavier than the 2-strokers and needs a lower CG.
      4 years ago
    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr Thanks John. Hopefully I'll here from some others here as well.
      4 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr Quick straw-poll: Why do you fly trikes when you might fly another aircraft, perhaps in the GA category? Especially for the price of some of the high-end (high-priced) trike now available.
    4 years ago
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    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr Thanks for your feedback guys. It looks like we agree that we fly trikes because they're more fun to fly than most GA aircraft and we fly for sport not for travel.
      4 years ago
    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr As a trike pilot myself I enjoy the wind in my face and the flying experience of the sport. I've been recently considering GA options as well.
      4 years ago
    • Abid Farooqui
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      Abid Farooqui Matt: To me standard category GA airplane flying does not even feel like flying. I made the mistake of starting with trikes so when soloing in a C152, I was bored, hot and all the rest.. Flying a Bonanza on long trips does have its advantages however but its going from A to B thing, not having an adventure and fun while going there. Experimental airplanes on the other hand have some fun airplanes.
      4 years ago
    • Robert Sumner
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      Robert Sumner I don't have anywhere I need to get to fast and don't want the added maint costs of a GA airplane. If I ever got an airplane it would have to be a STOL bush type plane.
      4 years ago
    • Scott Williams
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      Scott Williams Flew for 20 years in the Navy in three wars. Almost ruined my love of aviation. Trikes are relaxing, amazing views, fresh air and laid back fun. GA is too much of a gauges experience. Not my cup of brew. Give me 80K and I'm calling Larry the next day. I'll take mine in Blue even though I know it's not as fast as yellow. To make it a challenge for him though I'm demanding a BMW 1200! Wait..., what were we talking about...
      4 years ago
    • Robert Sumner
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      Robert Sumner I'd like to ad that I race dirt bikes too. Flying in a trike with a control bar is pretty much like it's advertised. A motorcycle in the sky. Only without the dust and roost in your face! Flying for me is recreational. It's not about transportation or earning a living so the biggest bang for my buck comes from a trike for many reasons. Portability, storage, ease of maint. low costs, etc. It's also why I'll always fly a two stroke. I can work on them. Forget about touching a 912 yourself for anything other then oil changes.
      4 years ago
    • Chuck Burgoon
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      Chuck Burgoon Been flying for 40 years, all aircraft categories (except airship) in addition to water jet packs and vertical wind tunnels and have liked them all indifferent ways. My least favorite are sailplane gliders. Lately mostly flying helicopters and gyros. Helicopters, jet packs and wind tunnels differ from other aircraft categories in that they feel more like “you” are flying rather than “riding” in a vehicle that is flying. This is more like my dreams of flight. Helicopters are extremely fun and challenging to fly.
      4 years ago
    • Matt Barr
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      Matt Barr Thanks for your feedback guys. It looks like we agree that we fly trikes because they're more fun to fly than most GA aircraft and we fly for sport not for travel.
      4 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr My question is about a flat spot in rpm with my 2 stroke engine. Please respond in the forum if you can help.
    4 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    "Matt Barr" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Rotax two stroke reliability reveled".
    Thanks Paul . . . another excellent article and very imformative for a guy running a Kawasaki 440 - 2 stroke. Thank you. I certainly use good oil and fresh high grade fuel on my brand new (15 hour) trike. The manufacturer calls for 20:1 during break ...
    4 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Video.
    Mental note . . . never fly in Colombia. Yikes!
    4 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr Finally our Ottawa weather is improving. Looking forward to lots of flying this summer! :)
    4 years ago
    • Bradley  Waters
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      Bradley Waters Matt... send some of that good weather out here! Lots of rain and wind here in Alberta.
      4 years ago
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    DEAN COLEMAN
    DEAN COLEMAN commented on Matt Barr's Video.
    hey matt looks like you handle it good weather is to crappy here havent flow since may 25th
    4 years ago
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    Dane HAUSER (www.sky-surfing.com)
    Dane HAUSER (www.sky-surfing.com) has accepted Matt Barr's friend request.
    4 years ago
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    Matt Barr
    Matt Barr commented on Abid Farooqui's picture.
    Hey Abid: gorgeous machine. I love the look of Apollo trikes. What is the USD price point on 586 basic? and 912S basic? ballpark? Considering this for my next trike and first 2 place.
    4 years ago

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