Chuck Burgoon

Chuck Burgoon

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Larry try these guys...they've pulled out rabbits for me in the past...and use them now: Shelly Petty Account Manager/Aviation NPN 7088666 PIM Aviation Insurance A division of IMA, Inc. 8200 E 32nd Street North Wichita, KS 67226 316-266-6515 d

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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon Larry try these guys...they've pulled out rabbits for me in the past...and use them now: Shelly Petty Account Manager/Aviation NPN 7088666 PIM Aviation Insurance A division of IMA, Inc. 8200 E 32nd Street North Wichita, KS 67226 316-266-6515 direct phone 316-609-3857 direct fax 316-267-9221 main shelly.petty@imacorp.com http://www.imacorp.com/
    1 month ago
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    Chuck Burgoon Tom, I ask because high wings and side loading take very little hanger space when shared with a low wing.
    1 month ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier Krucker Cygnet II amphib on a trailer.
      1 month ago
    • Chuck Burgoon
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      Chuck Burgoon I've had good luck posting flyers on FBO bulletin boards. Even got calls years later.
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      Chuck Burgoon I mention the space needed and how it can side load and be above most airplane wings.
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    Chuck Burgoon Tom, which amphib you flying? Or floats on dollies?
    1 month ago
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    Chuck Burgoon Dave before you give up, try contacting Rotax Joe up in Michigan. He's about to retire, but may have a solution for you.
    1 month ago
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      Chuck Burgoon Here's Joe's Barnstormers ad: • Contact Joe Grahek - DYNAMIC ROTAX REBUILDING SERVICE, Owner - located Cadillac, MI USA • Telephone: 1-231-775-5251 • Posted November 2, 2014
      1 month ago
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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon My friend noticed they added two rows and reduced width 2".
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    • Gregg Ludwig
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      Gregg Ludwig Hi Chuck- who is your friend? who is "they"? What did they add two rows of? What is it that was reduced by 2" of width?
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    • Chuck Burgoon
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      Chuck Burgoon It's an engineer co-worker. I'll ask him for his source.
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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon What it takes to add Wi-Fi to an airplane: http://www.chonday.com/Videos/planwifi2 And that's all there is to it ;-)
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    • Gregg Ludwig
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      Gregg Ludwig cool, now you can keep up with TPS news in-flight.
      1 month ago
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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon Here's another: http://www.flightcam360.com/
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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon Vibe X camera mounts: http://www.flightflixcameras.com/
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      B Alvarius I don't know how many shots were ruined by vibration when filming from my trike, nice to see a company has put some effort into building a stable vibration free mount.
      1 month ago
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    Chuck Burgoon commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Regarding helicopter downwash, assume they will all kill you (cause a tumble or negative G structural damage, etc.). But just FYI, the amount of downwash varies considerably based on the type of helicopter. For example, they don’t like to use ...
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    Chuck Burgoon Higher Than Eagles, The Award Winning Memoir of Bobby Wills by his mother Maralys Wills
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    Chuck Burgoon commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Bob Wills was killed in a hang glider in 1977 by a helicopter’s downwash filming a commercial for Willys Jeep. This is about the book his mother wrote about him: http://www.freepublicitygroup.com/release-maralys-wills-oct10.html
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    Chuck Burgoon Scott, My Mosquito lives part time in my enclosed trailer (during “fly-in” season like right now). It’s very happy. Some gyro guys who have a tall trailer like mine (tall enough for the trike to sit in it upright), regret having a tall trailer due to extra gas to tow it. What some guys do, and some guys who have tall trailers want to do, it to have either a raised center half length, or a raised center in just the small area to raise the mast. Since I don’t have suspension, it’s easy to have everything move in perfect unison. When you have suspension, like on a trike or gyro, it crucial to have the wing/rotor bounce in perfect unison with the undercarriage. This is difficult and problematic, but can be done. In my case, I can use the roof rafters to support my tail boom and rotors. This would not be feasible for a trike or gyro…unless you jack up the trike on some hard points to prevent the trike’s suspension (and tires) from bouncing out of unison with the wing. Then of course, the only suspension is the trailer’s suspension to absorb all shocks. But the wing and trike could them move in perfect unison, albeit with trailer suspension only. Otherwise you need to have wing “transport-only” struts/support booms attached to the trike to allow the wing and trike to bounce in unison, completely independently from the trailer. Many guys use these transport strut method with success. Thankfully I don’t need to do this.
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      Scott Williams Chuck, very good points about the unison movement. I hadn't thought of that as an issue but you nailed it. So to take it for a ride I will most likely unmount the wing entirely then. The trailers I'm looking at are only 7ft tall inside so I will have to lower my mast and control bar. Not ideal and a big pain but I'm hoping a Kwik fold kit from Antares will help. He's not sure if he has any more left from production but I'm hoping.
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      John Olson I haul my wagon on a swimstep mounted on the rear of my motor home, a 4x8 platform, and I keep it zipped into a custom bag that weighs about 2 pounds.  Also in my coach I haul plenty of fuel, oil, tools, spare parts and quite a well-stocked trike-support center. I believe the trike rides very well back there, and I have one experience about just how well. I had left an airfield outside of Austin, TX, and  them boys were putting down plenty of beer as they partied after flying and helped me get loaded-up and tied down. Then I hit the highway around sundown and headed west across the Lone Star State. I drove until I was too weary to drive anymore and so I pulled my trike-support center off on an exit and crawled into my cozy king size bed. In the wee hours I got up to pee and I stepped out the door to whiz under the Milky Way and when I shook the dew off my lilly I discovered a Lone Star longneck, about 1/3 full, sitting upright on the swimstep, where one of the Austin boys had left it, in what I saw as a bit of a sandbag. However, that was back in the day when there was nothing unlawful about driving across Tejas with an open container, so long as it contained Lone Star or Shiner Bock. I dunno if that's still true but you must admit, that's one helluva smooth ride! What I would really like is a Class C coach called a Fun Mover. This has a wide door across the rear that can be lowered like a Toy Hauler and is designed for loading a bike or a quad. But those wagons are pricey, and I paid cash for my ride.
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      Scott Williams Ha! That's a good tale John. Sounds like a smooth riding rig.
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      Scott Williams Chuck, very good points about the unison movement. I hadn't thought of that as an issue but you nailed it. So to take it for a ride I will most likely unmount the wing entirely then. The trailers I'm looking at are only 7ft tall inside so I will have to lower my mast and control bar. Not ideal and a big pain but I'm hoping a Kwik fold kit from Antares will help. He's not sure if he has any more left from production but I'm hoping.
      1 month ago
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    Chuck Burgoon
    Chuck Burgoon Somebody asked about this offline: https://www.flickr.com/photos/donliddard/5032653074/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/donliddard/3015797621/ http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/soarmaster/Interesting http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soarmaster_modified_flphg_power_unit.jpg Besides chopping off toes they were also prone to tucking and tumbling.
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    Chuck Burgoon commented on Gerald Marsh's picture.
    It's a Trendak Twistair. I like the Tercel. A Zenon copy with more HP. It's likely my next aircraft. http://trendak.eu/models/tercel
    1 month ago
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    Chuck Burgoon commented on Gerald Marsh's picture.
    On my Gyke (gyro/trike) project it became apparent from the beginning that, in general, gyros make bad trikes and trikes make bad gyros. There are exceptions, like the MTO style, which readily lend themselves to a trike application. The MTO is ...
    1 month ago

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  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 1 year ago
    Hi Chuck,

    Experimental Amateur built gyros do not carry separate ratings for land or sea.
    I transitioned from a triking background and needed 2 CFI's, one to recommend me and the other to give me the check ride.
    I did both on land and then transitioned myself into water. Had one prior flight off water in a similar gyro couple of months prior but my Gyro I setup a little differently. Let me know whenever you are in the Pensacola area and I will show u my bird. Awesome.. Love your yellow heli in the pictures.. What gyro do u fly? What trike do u fly?