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Re: Sport ailerons

I have only had a very brief turn on the controls of a Sonex with the larger ailerons but my main impression was that they felt very heavy. With the standard ailerons the control balance feels pretty good at low speed, but at higher speeds the ailerons become fairly heavy whereas the elevator seems...
by fastj22
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: Sport ailerons
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Sport ailerons

Ok, I've got to ask you barn door flappers. If you only had 20 degrees of flaps available, could you land your aircraft safely? That's basically what 30 degrees of sport flaps gives you. Or do you need that extra 10 degrees to make a safe landing?
by fastj22
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: Sport ailerons
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Sport ailerons

Mine has the sport ailerons and I have flown 3 others without. I really do not notice the difference other than the larger ailerons require more force for full deflection. I honestly don't feel like they are "aerobatic ailerons" because I feel they don't increase the roll rate substantial...
by fastj22
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: Sport ailerons
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Sport ailerons

Anyone have data on change in stall speed with sport mod and shorter flaps? Or recommendations generally on the sport aileron modification? As a new pilot starting on my wing build this week, I suspect i dont *need* more sport in my new toy, but if there really is no material increase in stall spee...
by fastj22
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: Sport ailerons
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Corvair Costs

The corvair mount for the sonex from SPA is $1200 but that wasn't the point. I was just using the mount as an example. Years ago the sonex mount was $1000 and the engine was $5995. The point is that all engine costs have gone up. There are no longer people doing corvair fwf for $6000 cjust like the...
by fastj22
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Other Engines
Topic: Corvair Costs
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Corvair Costs

Have you priced the parts to put together an aerovee fwf package lately? It isn't exactly a cheap motor anymore either. I was shocked to see that just the aerovee mount is now almost $2000. I'm not going with the corvair because I think it will be a cheap solution. I'm going with it because I think...
by fastj22
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Other Engines
Topic: Corvair Costs
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Corvair Costs

I was going down the WW Corvair path to power a Pietenpol. Got at workable core w/heads for $200. Bought the manual at OSH. A few more parts online like a cooler and back plate. I then realized I was going to be into this about $10K by the time I had the engine I wanted with all the new parts from S...
by fastj22
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Other Engines
Topic: Corvair Costs
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Fuel Starvation in Flight

My vent line is an Autozone brake line with the ⅛ NPT fitting on one end, inserted into the tank on the top fitting with a 90 degree bend. I route it through the fuel tray on to the PX side, bent around the shape of the outer hull down to the bottom of the firewall at the gear exit. Its then bent 90...
by fastj22
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:48 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Starvation in Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Accident N543SX

Here's the direct link to the incident.
http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2018/02/a ... -near.html
by fastj22
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Safety and Training
Topic: Accident N543SX
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Fuel Starvation in Flight

Just my two cents and worth every penny, but seems like a vent issue. On my aircraft, I have the fuel vent taking ram air like the pitot. IE, bent into the airstream.
by fastj22
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:35 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Starvation in Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 664
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