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Re: Toe Brakes

Spaceman wrote:John,

I sent you a PM a few weeks ago, but I'm in for a set as well!!

Folks,
I'm working with FlyboysAccessories to produce a professional quality toe brake solution for the Sonex. I'll let you know when they have something ready.
by fastj22
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Toe Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: How high have you taken your Sonex?

15,000ft as I flew over the top of Pikes Peak, 14,110ft. Only 890ft AGL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTYV3BZCQVk
But it took some ridge wave work to get it.
The jabiru pretty much didn't want to give me anymore.
Gary Motely did a lot of high altitude work in his Aerovee powered sonex.
by fastj22
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: How high have you taken your Sonex?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: NOT Securing Gear Leg Fairings

The best method I've found is to make some fiberglass cuffs via the Jeff Schultz method. These are molded to mate the fairing to the fuselage and hold the fairing very nice to the pants too. Check his website for details. The fairings just float inside the cuffs.
by fastj22
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:07 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT Securing Gear Leg Fairings
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Is This Repairable?

I agree about the replacement. However, after building for 3 years and essentially just having to rivet the fiberglass on and go fly, the last thing I want to do is wait for shipping, then fit a new canopy. I'm just looking for a temporary fix until I get the motivation to trim a new canopy. I'm no...
by fastj22
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:14 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is This Repairable?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Is This Repairable?

I would just replace it. You've spent enough time, blood and coin to have a near perfect ship. In the grand scheme, a new canopy isn't that expensive. Just my two cents and worth every penny.
by fastj22
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:09 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is This Repairable?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Aerocarb Alternatives

What was the bad experience you had with the rotec? Even with a properly tuned aerocarb you atill.have the issue of it going rich as you pull g's as well as it leaking fuel right above the exhaust if you don't get an immediate start. Keith #554 Off field landing due to sticky regulator, extremely p...
by fastj22
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:39 am
 
Forum: Aerovee
Topic: Aerocarb Alternatives
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: How many rivets in a Waiex?

I lost count at 9000, but that doesn't include the 5000 I seem to have drilled out.
by fastj22
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:29 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many rivets in a Waiex?
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Reklaw 2017

The flyin dates are set, Oct 27th-29th. Last year was my first and it won't be my last. Kinda like Sturgis for aviators. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012620354093 https://www.facebook.com/newsocracy/videos/1437914666236757/ If you watch the video from last year off the faceplace page, ...
by fastj22
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Fly-Ins
Topic: Reklaw 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Aerocarb Alternatives

My suggestion is to listen to the SonexFlight podcast on Aerocarb tuning with Kerry. I recently returned to the Aerocarb after a bad experience with the Rotec, followed Kerry's and Jeff's suggestions and frankly, I am very happy with it. You do need to adjust your mixture depending on whether you ar...
by fastj22
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Aerovee
Topic: Aerocarb Alternatives
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Is There Anything That Wont Crack the Canopy?

I use Lemon Pledge to clean my canopy. I suspect you got some alcohol down into the drilled hole and it found enough rough surface to work with to form the crack. I've been fortunate. I only cracked my first canopy due to overtightning the bow screws. My current one is 4 years old with 350 hours on ...
by fastj22
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:06 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is There Anything That Wont Crack the Canopy?
Replies: 7
Views: 489
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