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Postby Shannon » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:51 am

Anyone know who this is ? Apparently taken at Oshkosh 2009.
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Postby lazairiii » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:10 pm

Personally, it's a mess of a plane in terms of what it could be. Messy running cables and an extended axel to accept the aftermarket wheels and brakes etc. If I were showing off my ship at Oshkosh, I'd have spent some time going over every inch to make sure it was in show condition.
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Postby lazairiii » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:00 pm

Out and ready to go...
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Postby Shannon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:07 am

I'd have to agree that things could have been spruced up a bit. I often think guys aren't aware of some options they have for their planes. The wires for example could be cleaned up with some expandable sleeving. A nicer looking Mike Mckusick "Skysports" instrument pod shell is fairly cheap. Provided you make your own custom faceplate you can set up your instruments to your specs. Pre-Fab pre-cut faceplates are also available. There are good reasons for swapping out the original wheel and brake set-up on the planes. Guys should be aware however that bending of the factory Series III axle will happen with a few moderately hard landings on an extended axle. I'm partial to the orginal factory wheel, wheelpant, and brake set-up. I understand however that the brakes can be problematic and original plastic wheels are scarce. No real resolution on this one so guys have to go with what works for them. Things I do like on this plane are the props and spinners. Hopefully the guy has new backing plates. Hard to tell from this picture but the covering looks like either painted Tedlar or lightly coated fabric. A fabric covering job that has been lightly coated WITHOUT "silver" UV barrier will have this "translucent" appearance. Painted Tedlar also has this look. I suppose this could be boat wrap too.

Overall not a bad Lazair and glad to see that someone made it to the show. It's probably been a long time since a real Ultralight was there...Haa Haa !

http://www.airstuff.com/eshop/catalog/191.asp

http://www.mcmaster.com/#3015t27/=45out6 (tube clamp to mount inst. pod to front tube)

http://www.mcmaster.com/#expandable-sleeving/=45og36
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Postby Shannon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:34 am

Some type of bundle holders are a good idea for all the floppy wires and lines.
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Postby Shannon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:37 am

Fairly cheap and easy to install outdoor/auto grade vinyl graphics and decals help give a little flare.
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Postby Shannon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:59 am

I think we have a match on the plane. It belongs to forum member Jerry AKA "89Charlie".

Here's a pic back when the plane was in stock config. and even a video.

Video:
http://video.search.yahoo.com:80/video/ ... 1146827161
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