Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
After a while some of these questions prompted us to ask a few of the contractors whom, smiled and said, "we come up against this every year, don't worry." With a company like Met-Con on the job we have seen the results to match their voice. It has been an impressive site to watch as they work their magic. At this time the following work is complete; Parking lot, apron, foundation, footings, front decortive block exterior wall, electrical service in place with required conduit installed to office areas, block work for internal walls and shops compelte and all the steel is on site to begin erecting the beams. We anticipate seeing walls and a roof very soon.
So, for those of you that don't quite understand how we live here in the north you should come and visit some time. You may not realize it but, we now have heaters in our cars here and believe it or not we even have furnaces in our houses now! Yes, it did take a little while to get use to not needing to throw another log on the fire pit at night but, somehow we're OK with it. After learning more about how the big construction companies do things and seeing the Minnesota can do in play the best part about hearing "you still going to be able to get that building done this winter?" is smiling and answering with my best "You Betcha!" Now with our mind off of the building I think we will go put the skis on the airplane.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
- 300 hp Fuel injected Jacobs
- Hamilton Standard Constant Speed Propeller
- Custom instrument panels
- Aspen Avionics Display
- Garmin equipped
- Engine analyzer
- Fuel flow
- Custom interior
- Coupe Top
- Cleveland Wheels & Brakes
- Show Smoke
- Custom lighting
- Custom paint & trim.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I want to thank you for the opportunity to fly the Light Sport Super Cub last Saturday. It is a very impressive airplane. Due to limited time I did not do a detailed examination of the outside, paint etc. I was more interested in the flying qualities but my first impression of the out side was that it was very nicely done. In descending order here are a few of my impressions of the airplane.
The take off acceleration and climb are very impressive as should be expected with this weight power ratio.
The ease of entry & exit for this old guy was way better than a “real” Cub or Husky, even with the big Tundra tires. The cabin was most comfortable for me at 6’2” and 225 lbs.
It handled much better than I was expecting. It felt and handled like a much heavier airplane. The control harmony was very nice and the controls were more effective than I expected. As you know there was about a 50 degree cross wind gusting to 18-19 knots. I made my first take off at about a 30 degree angle across the runway to reduce the angle. My plan was to make an attempt to land on the same runway but I expected that the wind would be to strong. Thus I would go around and land on the other runway pointed right into the wind. It turned out to be unnecessary. The airplane was fully capable of handling a 50 degree cross wind at 18 knots. At no time during my 3 landings with 1 notch, 2 notches and full flaps did I ever feel uncomfortable and consider going around. Very impressive for a 1320 lb airplane in this wind!
The engine was very smooth and again gave the plane the feel of something heavier than 1320 lbs. It was very smooth & responsive to small power changes made on landing approach in rough air. Owners will surly be happy with a 2400 hour TBO!
There are a lot of options for glass cockpit panels and I am not real familiar with the various options. However I did like what I saw in this airplane. The panel was nicely laid out. As much as I hate to say it I like the switch locations better than Champion.
About the only negative comment would be the control stick. I definitely like the Champion stick better as it is bigger, more of a handful. Also the stick location was just slightly uncomfortable for me. It seemed like I had to reach a little forward all the time and could not rest my forearm on my leg as I do in the Champ.
All in all I think this would be a very good airplane for a new tail wheel pilot; especially as far as landing. Things happen very fast on take off which can be controlled by using reduced power on take off when learning. I also think it is a very versatile airplane for a pilot wanting lots of fun with fair cruise speed and range for the famous $100.00 burger. I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to do some tail wheel training in one of these and learn more about it.
Bob Peasley Lonsdale, MN
Friday, November 20, 2009
N2279, a 1938 Waco EGC-8 sitting on the taxiway last night at sundown. We are underway with a two day photo shoot of this beauty and hope to get some great shots. This shouldn't be a problem considering we are working with a great photographer. Last night we took some time to do ground shots and today we will be doing interior and air to air as well. Look for more to come in the future on the web site and the blog. We'll be sure to share some exclusive shots from past photo shoots that have not been on the web site before as well as some more from this shoot. Fingers crossed for a clear evening with good light!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
P.S. We were hoping the Wacos would fit into the baggage compartment of the Global Express!