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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 11:17 am
by rayjb60
Hey Shorty

Those are an awesome assortment of runways you have to chose from.

I saw some oval tracks in the pic...guess they are not runways! :D

Nice Pic of the Lazair to...she's a beauty.

This weekend I'm doing my first test hops flight, so the 3 mile lake bed will come in handy.....its nice and smooth, wind direction is never an issue , I won't even have to use my flinstone brakes.

What is the take off distance of your Lazair on grass?

If anyone has any suggestions or warnings for a first Lazair test flight, feel free to chime in.

Im a low time (75 flights) Sailplane pilot so I do have some flight experience.

Ray

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 2:44 pm
by JPXman
not that i have any experience with the "down stick" (ie. hanging down rather than pointing up) but i have heard that stick jockeys who are used to a conventional stick sometimes get mixed up in their first flight in a lazair as to which is "nose up" and "nose down" from the hanging stick.

be ready to get it wrong the first time you try to correct your pitch :) can somebody with experience with this pipe in?

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 3:18 pm
by rayjb60
That stick disorientation is a good point, but the "Learn to Fly Lazair" book stresses that part of your taxi training is to become familiar with the Stick.

Just have to remember push/down pull/up........Hmmmm....I can hear those lines in a movie....."pull up......pull-up......pull/up you doom kopf!"

"Vee learn how to fly das aero craft like everyding else in des German Army.....by de book of instructions"
from "Those magnificant men in their flying machines"

Left is still roll to the left and right is still roll to the right!

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 3:45 pm
by jb88ci