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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by ChemGuy, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Cleared for Takeoff

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    The ranks of flying airplane owners. Bought a Team MiniMax V-Max. Single seat, VFR, VW power. Now I gotta finally get my TW endorsement done.
    I hope to have it home in a week or 2.

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  2. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Congrats and good luck.
     
  3. Stan Cooper

    Stan Cooper Line Up and Wait

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    That looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun. :cool:

    Congratulations!
     
  4. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach

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    Very nice! Congrats. That'll be a hoot to fly.
     
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    Congrats, have fun!
     
  6. evapilotaz

    evapilotaz En-Route

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    Congrats
    Can you give us the performance numbers and fuel burn.
     
  7. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Cleared for Takeoff

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    Thanks guys. It does look like a hoot to put around in.

    The current owner says top speed about 100mph, he cruises about 80-85mph on 4-4.5 gph.
    He's been flying it off his backyard strip. It got airborne in a couple hundred feet and I cant wait to get up in it.
     
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    Nice. Congrats!
     
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    zaitcev En-Route

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    Congratulations! That's how I started, too, with the Carlson Sparrow SS single-seater.
     
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    Good luck. Be safe and have as much fun as the law allows. :)
     
  11. Dave Theisen

    Dave Theisen En-Route PoA Supporter

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    Cool Dan! Good luck with it.
     
  12. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Cleared for Takeoff

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    After much consternation in getting hangar space, getting plane here and getting tail wheel endorsement...I finally got to fly the plane yesterday. What a blast. Off the ground in ~200ft, climbing at about 500-1000fpm, (No VSI) so ballpark counting estimate. Cruise about 80-85mph and is very responsive.

    Its gonna be fun to cruise around on ~4gph.

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  13. steingar

    steingar Taxi to Parking

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    Looks like it might be a tad cold in those Mi. winters.
     
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    Looks like a blast. Enjoy.
     
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    Radar Contact Pattern Altitude

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    Congrats @ChemGuy ...that looks like a fun one!
     
  16. ChemGuy

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    Just an excuse to buy a cuddly warm leather flying suit.

    Or add a heat muff to the exhaust.
     
  17. Bill Jennings

    Bill Jennings Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Looks like fun, a perfect airplane for going out and looking at the cows.
     
  18. Unit74

    Unit74 Final Approach

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    NSFW

    I totally thought about this when I read this thread...

     
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  19. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Cleared for Takeoff

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    That's right...little wood and fabric airplane gangs...you gotta be jumped in to join.
    Once you're in it's for life, holmes.

    :D
     
  20. CharlieD3

    CharlieD3 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'm impressed with the little plane. Bet it's a hoot to fly... Better'n a Cirrus in so many ways... Cooler than the flying Pinto in James Bond...

    It does fold up into its own briefcase, right?

    I'm just kidding of course. Heck, I could build one...

    Hmmmmm..

    Edit to add... Oops, it was an AMC Matador. Ha!
     
  21. CharlieD3

    CharlieD3 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    @ChemGuy
    I wanna know about these "easily removable wings." It can be trailered?

    Is that how you got it to your home 'drome?

    Curious minds wanna know.
     
  22. Unit74

    Unit74 Final Approach

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    Piper might know....:idea:
     
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  23. Arnold

    Arnold Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I have "heat" in the A-65 powered Luscombe. I just bought some cold weather gear so I can fly it in the winter. I would not spend any money on a heat muff.

    Last time I flew a VW powered ship was 40+ years ago, still need left rudder on takeoff?
     
  24. ChemGuy

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    The previous owner flew it over for me.

    I havent pulled the wings off it so Im not sure but I dont think they are made to be trailerable like a flybaby.
     
  25. CharlieD3

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    Thanks...