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Postby ozzie » Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:46 am

wow it was a big day for Ozzie. my carby rebuild kits arrived from Heeters in the USA so i fitted the kit to the stuborne one and spent a some time fussing with it. the engine has much higher time than the other and still woudn't run as hard as the newer on. But it was good enough to do two airborn runs down the strip. YAHOO!! i was pretty nervous as it has been just on twenty years since i flew a lazair and i own this one. this strip is far from the perfect place to do test runs as it is uphill and lined with trees. so at sunset i waddled off downhill turned around and planted the brakes ran the engines up reduced a bit of power to even up the thrust and released the flintstones and had my first experience with rudder pedals on a lazair (something else to think about) it got light so we flew a couple of hundred feet climbed to about 30ft and it seemed that it needed a fair bit of forward stick to level and then decend and then put it down. it feels a little tail heavy. the second was pretty much the same with a 's' turn thrown in. it was pretty hard to judge angles with the rise in ground. it seemed slower in pitch and a little tail heavy. slow pitch may be explained by the shorter tail and heaviness due to less lift by the tail. any thoughts on this, guys?


SO A BIG THANKS TO LAZAIR.COM MEMBERS FOR ALL THE ADVICE AND TO THOSE WHO SUPPLIED ME THE BITS AND PIECES I NEEDED. IT TOOK THREE AND A HALF YEARS BUT WAS WORTH IT FOR THOSE TWO 40 SECOND FLIGHTS.

april 25th spend a minute in rememberance for the ANZACS who on this day in 1914 were landed on the wrong beach in Gallipolli by the British and had the crap knocked out of them by the Turks allies of the germans. It is remembered as the days Australia became a nation. ANZAC australian and new zealand army corps.
AT THE DAWN AND THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM
LETS WE FORGET
BLUE SKIES AND FULL TANKS
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:15 am

Hi ozzie,
Well Done!! How about a video for us Lazair guys to see?
If you have balanced your plane out properly, and it still isn't quite right, then you might need trim tabs to fine tune it. A lot of the newer Lazairs have this feature.
I too haven't flown for many years and hopefully I will get mine up this year. Glad to here that another Lazair is in the air. :D Daffy
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Postby xgary » Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:26 pm

ozzie --CONGRATS !!!

Well down from down under..........

you gonna send in some large movies i bet....

and a bigger one of your smile !!!

way to go mate!!!
Shorty .............
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