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Postby flyalaz » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:27 pm

I just wanted to point out what can happen when you are away from the controls.
Do most people start their engines from outside the cockpit? Seems to me that's a no-no, and I don't know about others, but trying to dodge high speed whirling wood and practicing the art of contortionism sounds like a recipe for reconstructive surgery. The only time I am outside the cockpit with the motors running is when it is tied down for testing and adjustment, or someone else is flying it!

Russell, that is a nice mod- should have commented on it before. Some have also added a doubler to the bottom bracket to fuse tube on that front assembly to reinforce the whole head.

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Postby russell » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:57 pm


I have found a bearing like the one I used. It is manufactured by Timken but it is not an unusual bearing so can be available from other manufacturers I'm sure. The bearing is a separate part number from the inner sleeve. Numbers and prices are on the attached scan. They seem to have gone up in price since I bought mine in 1981!

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Postby Guest » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:07 pm

lazairkid @ Mar 5 2006, 12:08 PM wrote: Hey Dave,
know what you mean. I put a phantom x-1 pod and windshield on my lazair.
Even though I haven't started running the engines yet I have been trying to get in and out of this setup. I had back surgery last year and this makes it even more
harder to bind and twist.
I have to crawl threw and over the seat, put my legs in without stepping on the
pod, then set down and pull my body up right.
Re mines me of that old game called Twister.
I hate to see how hard it's going to be when I put the wheel pants on.

Thomas I'd rather fly open-air then not be able to get in and out with a bad back. As a matter of fact I'd rather start out open-air because you are in-and-out a 100 times during engine testing, brake adjustment, taxi practice, ect..... Additionally if you learn how the plane flies/handles in the stock configuration you will have a basis for comparison when you add or change things. I'm also not wild about the apparent restriction of forward vis with this fairing. I probably didn't need to post this as I'm sure you have already reached the same conclusions.


Postby lazairkid » Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:29 am

Advice noted
thanks Shannon.
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