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    ABOUT ME

  • Have a Super Cub, had a Pitts.
  • New Zealand
  • LAME in New Zealand with Super Cub (flying) and Pitts project. Lots of Tiger Moth time.
  • Engineer

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  • Posted in thread: 8.50 x 6 Desser Smooth Tundra tires on 10-20-2017 at 10:49 PM
    As far as the rating of 1600lbs. That's plenty id sure think? I mean that's PER tire rating not
    whole plane rating. Mine will be about 650-700lbs per main tire. .A solid arrival on one wheel
    in a cros...

  • Posted in thread: 8.50 x 6 Desser Smooth Tundra tires on 10-18-2017 at 04:59 AM
    I know someone with a Murphy Rebel running these tyres. He likes them and they look great on
    the plane. 1500 lb aeroplane though. Isn't 1600 lbs too little for a 2400 lb plane?Andrew.

  • Posted in thread: S1C New Build on 10-17-2017 at 02:44 AM
    Kiwi, it will have a longer nose I can't see there being any way around it. I will be trying to
    make it as short as possible though so anything behind the firewall will be as far forward as
    possible o...

  • Posted in thread: S1C New Build on 10-16-2017 at 02:31 AM
    It will be very interesting to see what your S-1C looks like with a lighter engine. I did the
    weight and balance calcs for an O-200 / Jabiru / Rotec R2800 and the plane ended up with a very
    long nose....

  • Posted in thread: Please help me find an airplane for my wife. on 10-12-2017 at 02:47 AM
    What about a Tripacer or a Colt?I used to have a 5 ft 0 in / 50 kg girlfriend. She fit in and
    handled a 172 just fine. I had a 4" thick foam cushion made for her and we would put that
    behind her in th...

  • Posted in thread: Hatz pics on blog on 10-08-2017 at 07:38 PM
    Beautiful. How's the Rotec working out for you?Andrew.

  • Posted in thread: New Pitts derivative: R-3600 Powered "Samson Mite" on 10-05-2017 at 05:11 AM
    You can not beat a Lycoming. All the cnc machines and engineers won't be able to catch up in
    the reliability area for one simple fact, it took YEARS of failures, successes, and AD's to
    mature the desi...

  • Posted in thread: New Pitts derivative: R-3600 Powered "Samson Mite" on 09-29-2017 at 03:42 AM
    What's weird to me is the Rotec is not really all that "new". It's been around a fair amount of
    time. I'm really surprised about the Swick T Craft. I assume he used the smaller one ? Did it
    not have p...

  • Posted in thread: New Pitts derivative: R-3600 Powered "Samson Mite" on 09-28-2017 at 02:24 AM
    Verner Motor out of the Czech Republic seems to have a 137 HP 7-cylinder radial called the
    Scarlett 7Si somewhat available, but when I looked into it before, it seemed like a crapshoot
    whether you cou...

  • Posted in thread: Biplane photo/video thread on 09-23-2017 at 09:51 AM
    Now, here's a biplane and a half.

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