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Hi to everyone on the forum.


I just done a Jabiru J170 Conversion today.


I like the plane a lot. The extra speed sure is good...once you get used to it.


Most of my hours have been in a Gazelle and an aircraft I built myself..


The JDT Hi-Max...a low and slow 55 knt all wood and plywood with a Rotax 447.





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098_welcome.gif.81ff07d492568199326e4f64f78d7bc6.gif Skyfox99,


I got involved with flying,over 20 years ago, when,after seeing a very basic Ultralight, I got the bug and built a copy of a 2 seat Chinook,then had to learn to fly it,there was no twin seat instruction,legal, at the time,it did everything best, around 50kts,fast is realy only better if you`re in a hurry to get somewhere.


Building my own then having to learn to fly it was one of the greatest experiences of my life,completely different to all the other thrilling experiences I`ve had,I also have a Maxair Drifter that I used for training.


I hope you enjoy the forum.


Frank. :rotary:



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Welcome skyfox99, you've just landed at a the right place with a great bunch of guy's and gals. If you don't get a heap of enjoyment out of these forums, I know somewhere where they have knitting classes:laugh:006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif098_welcome.gif.81ff07d492568199326e4f64f78d7bc6.gif



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Guest Macnoz

Welcome skyfox


I presume that was in 5281


Doesnt like coming back to earth does it?


Wants to float along the runway.


Got to get the flaps down full and early



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Thanks for the welcome everyone.


Building sure is a great experience, takes lots of commitment but is worth it.


Yes your right it was in 5281, and your right again it doesnt want to come down.


I spend another hour in it to get a better handle on it.


I found maintaining 65 knots it was ok, any faster and it will keep floating.


Sure is a lovely aircraft though.


Most of my hours are in a Gazelle and the plane I built, so is good to get into


something faster.



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Guest Macnoz

Have you noticed the funny position of the anti stall strips on her wings?


Contradicts what I thought I knew about how a wing stalls?



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Yes I have noticed those strips on the wings, and I havent a clue as to what they are for.


I would think they are there so that that part of the wing will stall before the rest?


But really I dont know.


Can you tell me what they are about?


I was intending to ask the question so glad you bought it up.



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