Balancing the Lazair

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Postby Shannon » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:35 pm

Bummer on the license. Probably not a bad thing as it never hurts to knock the dust off those skills.

You may find that the seat needs to be adjusted to get cg exactly where you want it. If you can get the plane to trim out for hands off cruise at say 45 that would be fantastic.

When are we going to get some pics of the rig all together. Oh, and how did the hangar project go ?
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:36 pm

Hi Shannon,
About the license, I agree about taking the ground school part over, but does one really forget how to fly a Lazair? Flying in a two seater, in a different type of aircraft, seems odd (am I not stepping down from a twin engine aircraft to a single engine aircraft. :D). I will be flying something that is faster, heavier, stick in a different place, etc). I learned flying, in my Lazair by doing lots of hops in calm conditions back in 1982. Could I not do this again? That's what I don't understand. As you can see, the Lazair (s/n A471) is the only aircraft I ever want to fly. I am at home with this plane.

About the hanger, I will send a few pictures. It's not finished, my dad was not well, and has passed away this past July, so I am finding it a bit hard to get back into the sport.

The hanger needs a couple of posts to support the floor when moving to another field. I still need to screw some treated plywood around the bottom of the outside to take the punishment of a weed eater. I would like to screw some boards under the floor for skidding it around.

Looking at the back, where the Lazair tail sits in, this is movable into the hanger for transport. It slides in and out like a lot of the new camping trailers do now. I have brackets mounted for tie downs, to anchor hanger for high winds. It's pretty much maintenance free with the vinyl siding and tin roof. I used treated plywood for the doors and was disappointed at how much treated plywood warps. That's why you see all the 1" angle mounted on the inside and out. This took a lot of extra time. The doors open like a bifold door, and not quite as smooth as I would have liked, but adaquate. I used bracing inside the hanger to make it as ridgid as I could for transportation. I can get a long goose-neck trailer to pick it up or put trailer wheels under it to move it. The building is 8 feet wide x 40 ft. long in the transport mode. Daffy
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:52 pm

Hi Shannon,
It seems I can't send bmp file type pictures on this site. Daffy
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Postby flyalaz » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:03 pm

Hey Daffy,

You should be able to convert BMP to JPG just by renaming it in "save as"

Nice hangar man! I need something like that by my cottage.

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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:13 pm

Hi
Ok, here are some more pictures of hanger, front. Daffy
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:15 pm

Hi,
It works! ok here are some more pictures. Daffy
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:18 pm

The box is for the nose of the enclosure. If you don't have a long enclosure like I have, then this "box" would not be needed. It is a little pain in the butt because you have to take this off first before you can open the hanger.
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:19 pm

Here's the doors opened.
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:19 pm

ramps down
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Postby daffy1029 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:20 pm

main hanger doors opening
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