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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:21 pm
by uscgairdale
I just put my two place up for sale on Barnstormers. If anyone out there is interested, contact me.

I'm willing to help out with transportation by meeting some one halfway, ect.

I would tell you about it, but you have all seen it's resurrention over the past few years.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:27 pm
by yankeflyer
at barnstormers click on the ultralight category bottom right-OK I see

located Mobile, AL

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:52 pm
by JPXman
love the part about building twin time - and i guess since it's an amateur built you can log it as such? IFR lazair?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:43 pm
by lazairiii
Ok, sort of off topic, but you mention you have a radio on board. What radio, antenna, cable etc. I have been doing battle trying to eliminate the RF noise the Rotax 185's create. Do your engines not create the same RF noise the 185's do?


PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:09 pm
by uscgairdale

I apologize for not answering this before.

There is very little RF noise on my plane. I am not exactly sure why since I did not make any efforts to shield my plug wires, ect. Rememberr that the KFM 107e is CDI so that may help with RF supression. The guys that have done the 185 CDI conversion may have some insight on that one. I use an ICOM A-14 handheld radio and have it set up through an intercom that is powered by the electrical system. My antenna was removed from my brothers series III and it's connected by some RG8 and mounted on the leading edge of the tail section. If memory serves correct, the RF noise was worse on his Lazair so I don't believe that his antenna is anything special.


PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:12 pm
by uscgairdale
BTW, This two-place is still up for sale. If anyone is interested you can contact me at


PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:35 pm
by lazairiii
Thanks for the info. I tend to think that the RF noise is coming from the non-cdi 185's I'm running. It's certainly usable, but I'd like to reduce it if I can.


PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 3:46 pm
by sustainflight
Looks pretty cool Dave!

I've read the documents on flying the Lazair, but have questions for Dave and others who have flown the two seaters. I recognize some questions may not be answerable without extensive flight tests or may not be applicable due to limited flight envelope.

Assume the following (If other data available, just let me know what at what density altitude and weight you measured performance.)
5 gal fuel,
one 180-lb pilot
all airspeeds indicated mph on the Hall ASI unless otherwise specified

- stall speed
- best climb speed both KFMs operating
- rate of climb with both KFMs operating
- best climb (or slowest descent) one KFM turned off (I assume the prop stops)
- max level speed (I hear you'd exceed Vne with the KFMs full throttle)
- normal cruising speed and total fuel consumption
- rate of descent both engines idle
- rate of descent both engines off
- angle of descent both engines off
- minimum control airspeed with one engine full power, other off
- seems like the main wheels are a bit far aft to be a normal tail-dragger?
- do you taxi and land as tail-dragger or tri-gear?
- if yaw or pitch authority is limited on single-engine flight, has anyone messed with vortex generators on the empennage?
- any other issues specific to Lazairs I should be aware of? Most of my flying time is C150, AA5, M20J, and various light twins like Baron, Seneca, Dutchess...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:07 am
by uscgairdale
Sale pending......


PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:20 am
by uscgairdale