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About N237F

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  • Birthday 07/08/1968

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  1. N237F

    Jab Plenum Chambers

    Cygnets are Smile makers. They gather questions at every fuel pump from young and old. I think of NX237F as a room with a view in the sky. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=NX237F
  2. The new panel in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvmyfmb_HJY
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  4. I just rearranged my panel REF Cygnet SF2A I do set the back up altimiter prior to run up and use primarily as a EMS. I have fitter a big red Alarm pilot light that get your attentention is something approches limits set. My plane is daytime VFR only but I would like to add a horizion reference should I inadvertantly wander into a cloud I could confidently turn 180 and exit. Do you know if one extreme can do both functions I buy the ahrs sensor pack? Full time EMS and back up horizon is all I am after. Otherwise the big slip indicator gets smaller and I have a space reserved for a turn and bank or dedicated AH gyro.
  5. Mark, How do you like the AHRS unit on the MGL?
  6. LOL it came with the plane. Currently stuck on with double sided tape if I add a turn and bank or horizon to get out of unexpected clouds I will need to find a smaller one. Just flew today and realize even with a good looking panel my eyes are outside 95% of the time. The big red pilot light in my view will get my attention if engine limits are approaching. Matt
  7. Ok the new panel flew! No magic smoke from all the new wires when tested on the ground or in the air. I like the end result! Fritz posted on a US page about it too. https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/threads/clever-cygnet-panel.31673/ If you plan to use AVARE on an Android tablet near your compass there are a handful that won't swing it when in proximity. Lucky for me the Samsung Tab A 8.0 fit because the 7.0 build would swing the compass. The 8 seems more user frienly than the old Kindle fire due to the screen size. Regards Matt Worked out quite well!
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    VW carby

    Lyle Any reason I could not locate my carb behind my oil to air cooler in the Cygnet to achieve what you have? My fuel distribution issue surfaces again with with the revflo slung under the engine. I woudl probably switch to a float carb that can take fuel pump pressure. Matt
  9. Well today I soloed in NX237F. Super Smooth air and expert prep by my CFI made for a memorable first three times around the patch at Hartford Airport in Wisconsin.
  10. Great looking Bird Doran, Hope to see you at our flyin in September. Anyone with interest in the Cygnet SF2A design is welcome to come. 2018 Cygnet Type Aircraft Gathering Save The Date Matt
  11. SMatt, I am in the same boat. I was told you could build a airplane in Kindergarten. Flew as a teen as money allowed 15 hours in a cub at $12/hour wet last entry was in 1987. The Spring I bought the Cygnet flying is restricted more by life and weather than money now...But I too am at the cusp of solo. A good instructor will not cut you loose until you are well prepared. I need only to shoot a few crosswind landings with mine and I will solo! Enjoy the process. Matt
  12. I see this is a 2007 entry what is your progress report? I am currently going for a US LSP ticket in a historic Lindy Award winning Cygnet Built in Canada by Zig Berzins. Superb craftsmanship, routine engine operations excellent control harmony and rugged landing gear make this a excellent fun flyer to learn in. 2276VW with dual ignition,electric start and a revflo carb work well but about 40lbs heavier than I like. The Jab2200 or a 912 rotax would also be excellent choices if building new. REF nx237f - YouTube Matt
  13. Mark, I have yet to verify as I am not yet doing cross country where careful fuel consumption can be monitored the data I have is from a previous owner who fitted the 2276. "105 mph on 50 percent power (19.5” MP)" However I took the stated fuel burn and converted to Liters per hour from US gallons. My plane started life in Canada so on review the hash marks are actually imperial gallons which converts to ~16lph in good alignment with yours. I am encourages by your panel layout. I want to add a steam gauge altimeter to mine and lay it out again with the fuel down the center of the panel. My future appears to be similar your current layout. Early in the training more focused on landings and slow flight so fuel consumption will be minimal. We have however established minim sink speeds and best glide speeds. The plane is well suited for newer pilots. I am currently working to unlearn my J3 cub rudder habits from 1987. I like to fly in full trim the control harmony is remarkable as is the view. Once trimmed it flies hands off if desired. I bought it for the view but the economical consumption factors and the mild flight characteristics are quite a bonus. I am surprised there are only ~120ish around the world. Regards Matt
  14. The mid wing does crate a rather large blind spot from where you have been. One does need to tip a wing to clear an area if any large turns are to be executed with confidence. The trade off is acceptable for the remarkable view. A period of calibration to map your memory to visual reference no including your wings is required. Once done perfectly coordinated turns are super easy only looking out the window. Every designer makes trade offs. I like the ones made by Bert Sisler and it does have a hind quarter blind spot with a great view where you are going. http://vikingaircraft.com/designer/
  15. Mark Wow such a light build is commendable. If I build one I will target what you achieved. Mine is heavier than I like but climbs at full gross and 500-600fpm with a 2276CCvw. Full dual ignition and electric start make it comfortable but heavy. Ed Sterba 58x34 prop The Jab is easy 20-25kg lighter. I have a impulse mag and Compufire electronic ignition with mechanical advance so hand propping may allow me to loose 8kg. My cruise is about 90knts at 13lph. We will be organizing a type fly in at my home airport 02C Wisconsin in September 2018. A bit far to fly but if you are passing trough we will save you a brat. We will have Viking Aircraft and hopefully 5 other cygnets in the Gaggle. Date TBD. For those on the list unfamiliar with the Cygnet I attached a illustration of the egress method... ingress is simply the reverse. Pat Taylor demonstrating in the Sisler prototype. The view forward is tremendous unlike any tail wheel I have flown. No need for S turns on the ground. Regards Matt enjoying NX237F working on a Light Sport Pilot ticket with it when the weather permits.
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