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  • Tom Currier
    by Tom Currier 1 year ago
    Thinking of tightening up my haul back cable another couple of notches. The sail looks pretty loose in this picture.
  • Larry  Mednick
    by Larry Mednick 1 year ago
    It is supposed to be.
  • Gregg Ludwig
    by Gregg Ludwig 1 year ago
    That sail billow looks perfect
  • Doug Boyle
    by Doug Boyle 1 year ago
    Tom, Are your wing tips flapping on the trailing edge?
  • Tom Currier
    by Tom Currier 1 year ago
    They aren't. I was thinking there's too much billow but from the comments I guess not. At my annual in the spring we loosened it up to help relieve a dutch roll but as this new sail stretches I though I might go back to the original haulback cable setting (which was pretty tight attributed to the sail being new).
  • Doug Boyle
    by Doug Boyle 1 year ago
    At what speed did the dutch roll occur? Gear up or gear down?
  • Tom Currier
    by Tom Currier 1 year ago
    Bar in hard for landing approach, about 50mph, water landing so gear up.
  • Doug Boyle
    by Doug Boyle 1 year ago
    I've seen 50-55 mph on a Cygnet 912 w/ NW 19 (without any Dutch roll). Is your new wing a 20m?
  • Tom Currier
    by Tom Currier 1 year ago
    It's the 19m. The Dutch roll was only noted on decent with no power.
  • Doug Boyle
    by Doug Boyle 1 year ago
    Compare notes with Dave Myers in Savannah, Ga. He has the same setup and just replaced the sail on his 19m. He's been doing dead stick landings in his for a year, or so, both 1 & 2-up.

    I imagine, Tom, with no power and hard-in on the bar (50mph), you're engaging the sprogs -- which might explain the Dutch Roll. What's your hands-off trim speed, both power-on and off?
  • Gregg Ludwig
    by Gregg Ludwig 1 year ago
    I've been flying the NW 19m for mid-day HG aerotows and it works well. I'm interested though with the new K20 (light) and I believe Dave Myers has one on order. If so, someone may get a good deal with Dave's 19m with new sail. I expect to be flying with Dave in a few days and I'll be back when he gets his K20. The Cygnet is so much fun.
  • Doug Boyle
    by Doug Boyle 1 year ago
    Cygnets and SeaWings :)
  • Tom Currier
    by Tom Currier 12 days ago
    I've decided to go with a 17m for my new Cygnet. I've always had more than enough lift and I'm thinking with the smaller sail my vne is going to go up (as well as cruise speed) and it'll handle bumps a little better. The obvious downside is a bit faster on take off and landings but I've got a big margin on both
  • Paul Hamilton
    by Paul Hamilton 12 days ago
    So Tom are you selling your current one and getting a new one?
  • Tom Currier
    by Tom Currier 11 days ago
    That's the plan. Current Cygnet is up for sale on Barnstormers and just about ready to order a new one.....just for the sake of trading up to new.

    My longer term plan is to build a amphib something or other......looking at a possible Stol with amphib floats, Searey, Seamax. I'm not sure I want to move away from a trike though so we'll see how the summer goes with a new Cygnet then will decide if I want to go fixed wing in the fall.
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