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Postby lazflyn » Mon May 09, 2005 2:33 am

Art,

Congratulations on the new acquisition!

Just curious: Where did you see the Lazair last summer that sparked your interest. It's fun to hear what the first thoughts of people when they see one. Last year was my first year with my Lazair. I flew it everywhere...literally. I had a lot of people track me down. A lot of calls from people that I didn't know asking me: Are you the guy that flies an ultralight with a weird tail. People have even thought that I landed upside down or crashed because the Lazair looks so different from most planes. Actually, I don't know if that's cool or not. :unsure: One things for sure though: For better or worse, you get a lot more attention flying a Lazair than most anything else you could fly. You will also enjoy a very unique experience.

I was the newbee last year that asked a lot of dumb questions, so now it's your turn. :P Just kidding, but seriously this is a great place for a Lazair owner to be. Lots of very useful help from some wonderful people.

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Postby art » Mon May 09, 2005 6:24 am

A guy had it tied down for about a month at Randall airport (06N), Middletown New York. Didn't get to meet him then but made phone contact recently. I hope to meet him soon. But he hasn't flown it yet, so I am hoping to see one flown by a expeienced guy in Saratoga Springs, New York. ART
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Postby art » Mon May 09, 2005 7:09 am

Where are you guys located?
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Postby rayjb60 » Mon May 09, 2005 10:44 am

Congrats Art on your new acquisition.

If you have flown the 1-26 you will have absolutely no problem with the Lazair.

Im also a glider pilot, but have not flown any airplanes in the last 6 years.

This weekend I did a bunch of test hops to get the feel of the stick etc....Elevator just as sensitive as the 1-26, airlerons about the same as well......and after 10 test hops up to 15' I went flying.....you can read about it in the pilots lounge.

Again congrats.....Lazair is an easy forgiving bird to fly for any pilot.....and for those reading this that are considering it with out any previous pilot training.....

You MUST have some basic pilot training, at least 3 hours of stick time in either a glider or powered plane, ultralight etc, or you will break this lovely aircraft on your test hops and miss out on all the fun.
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Postby art » Mon May 09, 2005 4:00 pm

I KNOW NOW WITH ENGINES WE CAN GO AROUND, BUT IF YOU COME IN HIGH HOW WILL SHE RESPOND TO A SLIP TO LAND OR IS IT ADVISEABLE TO DO A GO AROUND. I AM SO USED TO GOOD OLD SPOILER FOR FLIHT PATH CONTROL SO I WONDER ABOUT THAT. ART THANKS FOR RESPNDING.
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Postby lazflyn » Mon May 09, 2005 9:20 pm

Art,

To answer you question reguarding being too high on approach, we could use some information about your machine. What props do you have (ie. the bi-props or some other type). This will greatly affect your descent rate. For example I fly a series II with Prince 34x10 props. When I bring my engines to idle, those big props act like spoilers in that they create a lot of drag. My friend has a series II with bi-props. When I descend with his, those tiny props don't create much drag and my descent rate is lower. I then try a side slip to create more drag. The side slip helps, but without much of a fuselage to create drag, it doesn't help as much as you would think. The great thing about Lazairs is that nothing happens really fast, so you have plenty of time to realize that you are too high or whatever. I guess the final trick I've done, now that I think about it, is the s-turn trick. While on final approach, if I'm too high, I'll turn to the left or right for a second or two, then turn back and re-align myself with the runway. At Lazair speeds this seems to work great too.

Hope that helps.

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