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Flying an S1


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Aug 21, 2007
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Hi all

I am in the process of building a Raven 2XS, the build process wasnt going to plan (18 month old daughter, family commitments) so purchased an S1-D (180hp) out of the US. Its on the way here to Australia and will be here in early October.

I have a bit of time on a few Aero Aircraft including S2C, S2A, Extra, Yak 52/55etc and the only fixed pitch I have flown has been Citabria and Chipmunk. I am not sure how the S1 is going to fly, given it is a PittsIassume it will be awesome.

Can anyone give me any pointers, tricks or any information I should be across to make sure I dont overspeed etc. Should I just run full power and mixture and not worry about backing the throttle off? I have heard that hammerheadsarea little different, not sure why.

It is a D but will order a wing kit from Raven to put S wings on it, not sure if the flat bottom wings will make too much of a difference.

Any advice or assistance would be appreciated.



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