SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
Next meeting Thursday, January 2020, maybe....
Or maybe it should be who's up? Looks
like only Jan is up despite the funny weather... Everyone else is very
quiet. Well, for all I know. Of course, from my house on a mild winter we are in
the fog most of the day, so I can't see anybody flying anyway!
I have been too lazy to put out a newsletter earlier, but here it
I missed the Christmas Dinner, but Paul sent me a picture. Looks
like Jim kept all the light for himself! :-)
Wally's Rans is back on wheels.
OK, this one won't fly... That's Paul's Jeep on Dennis Lake. 10
inches of ice under 4 inches of snow.
160 kilometres for just $5.
Pipistrel is doing it!
From Jan Nademlejnsky
Flying to South Area of Kamloops,
Dec 8, 2019
flight to south area of Kamloops:
Knutsford, Ajax and Afton mines
and fields and hills all around. I bit turbulent air and up to 40 km/h
head wind aloft.
Flying above Kamloops Clouds,
Dec 3, 2019
almost beautiful day, but heavy clouds were hanging in the Kamloops area
valleys. I squeezed between North Ridge crest and clouds into blue sky
and warmer temperature. It was very pleasant flight but also
surprisingly 40 km/h wind aloft while no wind at the airport. The
lightly covered ground with snow makes everything more interesting to
look at. The snow and dark ground create very contrasting lines and
ridges which are well captured by my cameras.
Short Experimental Flight Backward, Nov 25, 2019
previous video, # 259, I was showing possibilities to kick back the
Rotax 912 engine to run in reverse. Reverse running engine also produces
backward force, because the prop is running in reverse. This is not very
efficient way due to the prop leading and thicker edge now becoming
about 2 min video showing my experiment, where I demonstrate that it
could fly in reverse. I am some-what luckier than many other trike
owners, because my wing is tight like drum and there is not a single
wrinkle and flutter. This makes it easier and less risky.
the video and let me know what you think.
Beautiful Day, but Unpleasant Turbulence, Nov 24, 2019
like one of the last days of flying in above freezing temperature. It
was beautiful day, with no ground wind, but 30 km/h wind just 2,000'
above ground. Several times I was surprised with strong blast of air
from nowhere and from ever changing direction. Eventually it became more
peaceful at about 6000'. It was nice flight in this nature jewel all
always thinking how to "drive" my trike from hangar, without heavy
lifting and pushing it. This is problem now for my steel shoulder after
the last year motorcycle accident.
I figured it out. I was inspired by my first "car" in 1967, three
wheeler converted motorcycle, named Velorex.
It was originally made for handicap people in communist Czechoslovakia.
It was two-seater, 350 ccm, two stroke, two cylinder motorcycle engine,
with max speed about 100 km/h (60 mph). It had very brilliant system to
kick the engine in reverse so you could go backward, without getting out
and push it back. Actually you could drive in full speed and use all 4
the same idea with my Rotax 912 and it works. You could see it in my
video. The problem is solved now. I don't want to brag, but I am very
proud of myself. I am surprised that nobody else used this idea yet.
Flying over North Thompson
Nov 20, 2019
it was good flying day. I installed all my GoPro cameras,
external batteries, GPS, Spot and another stuff, getting ready for
beautiful weather waiting for me. I could not start it. The battery had
not enough power to start 80 hp engine after below freezing overnight
temperature. I knew already that there is not much life left in it. I
move the trike back to hangar and uninstalled all the stuff again. Drove
to downtown to buy battery and replace it, which is not easy in this
trike. I was ready to go again after about 90 minutes.
very pleasant flight with warm sun on my back, with 5C down to 1C and
back to 5C (41F - 34F - 41F). The sun was very close to horizon, which
was not enjoyable result to shine into my face through two layers of
Plexiglas (windshield and helmet). It was very good 90 min flight.
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