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Voidhawk9 last won the day on August 12 2020

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About Voidhawk9

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    44°24'0"S, 171°15'0"E

Flying Information

  • Flying Status
    Part time CFI
  • Airport Base
    NZTU

Personal Information

  • Real Name (Public)
    Cameron Garner
  • Location (Public)
    Timaru, New Zealand
  • Occupation
    Flight sim aircraft developer

Project/Build Information

  • Plane
    Other/Custom Canard
  • Plane (Other/Details)
    'Aerocanard GT-R'
  • Plans Number
    ACPB-0226
  • Chapter
    8

Contact Methods

  • City
    Timaru
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Email (Visible)
    x.aerodynamics@gmail.com
  • Website URL
    TBD

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  1. As you say, the prices vary considerably. Spend some time looking through the 'Sales I've Seen' thread you posted on to see what the going prices are in various conditions. Until you know more about the current condition etc., the price is anyone's guess. $80k might do it, or it might be substantially more if it's been updated and well maintained. If it is in need of an overhaul, it might sell for a lot less than $80k.
  2. Correct. LE, Cozy etc. simply bolt the wings to the center section with 3 bolts per side. There is Al in the hardpoints, but they are buried and protected.
  3. Look very E-Racer-esque. Looks to be built to a high standard from what little we can see - a bit of a contrast to the previous candidate.
  4. I'll second that. As a subscriber myself, I can say that the price is more affordable than ever (digital edition, especially good for those of us outside the USA) and the content is very worthwhile.
  5. Would work great at an airshow if the aircraft was in grey primer, and maybe some Hellfire replicas instead of external fuel pods. Put a sign next to it with some nonsense about close support and optional pilot, and you have the next big thing!
  6. Having operated primarily in training environments, leaning usually gets totally ignored unless flying high enough to gain noticeable power. Poor engines. Prior to my last check-ride, I flew a practice flight, during which I leaned carefully (despite remaining relatively low). During the subsequent walk-around with the examiner, he noted the healthy colour of the exhaust pipes. 😁
  7. Never a happy day to have your aircraft damaged. I think if I ever found my aircraft would not rotate, I'd abort right back to the ramp and figure that out, not go back and try to force it into the air! Something is wrong, and the airplane is talking to you!
  8. Most people can learn this. Some take awhile to get it, a few never do. At least in my experience. Sort of an 'art' to it. How did you find landing an F-4 from the back seat? I guess you wouldn't do it very often in practice, but how were your landings compared to the front seat position? Just out of interest!
  9. Variezes are rather dated now - still and excellent and efficient aircraft, but building techniques, materials etc improved a lot with the Long-Ez, etc. Some aspects of the design (wing attach) haven't aged all that well, and were improved in later designs. The Aerocanard plans are here: https://aerocad.com/14-aerocanard-plans I own the complete set if you have any questions. FWIW I'm building from the plans, not kit parts.
  10. I wouldn't hesitate to build an Open-EZ (but a Cozy better fits my mission). Cross-check your printed plans, easy to do, and will give peace of mind. Remember as well, these are hand-crafted machines, a couple of mm difference here and there isn't the end of the world.
  11. That is a pretty airfoil. 🤤 I was looking at a Sting LSA recently, and it had surprisingly thick TEs too. Didn't seem to be a problem, apparently it performed very nicely (for an LSA).
  12. That is very interesting. Obviously without a full test series we cannot glean too much from it, but it would be interesting to know what effect it has on top speed, min speed, etc. Perhaps there is a balance somewhere between increased 'base drag'(what would be the proper term here?) from the 'trimmed' airfoil and decreased wetted area and weight.
  13. Well, both 'safely' on the ground. No engine is ever perfectly reliable. So I agree, practice for their failure often - if you fly long enough, eventually it will happen to you. Might be tomorrow, might be 20 years from now.
  14. In a year and a half, the only responses have been people asking if it is still available. Probably safe to expect it is either not available or the seller is no longer motiovated to sell it as he has not responded in that time!

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