Ian's Savannah Project

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Nice Job

Postby iandd » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:38 pm

Congrats Ian, well done on the great job. She's a beaut
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Postby endo » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:47 pm

Well done, hope you will have many "happy hours".
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Postby Morph » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:34 pm

Congrats and well done on a beautiful build.

Next Bos BeFokker 8) 8)

BTW what did the proving flight authority cost you?
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Postby Ian » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:05 pm

Hi Guys.

Many thanks for all the good wishes. VERY much appreciated :!:

Flew the Sav solo today for the first time.... absolutely stunning :D

For a Gautie we dont really know wind like the coastal guys, but this AM I did CCTS with 20 MPH cross wind, she (and the pilot, thanks to good TBird training at X Winds) handled it comfortably.
Morph wrote: BTW what did the proving flight authority cost you?
Only the official R100 :) ... CAA have handled me very professionally with no issues throughout this build. Always made sure my docs were 100% in order...

Off to do proving hour number 3 now.... :D

Cheers ian
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Postby grostek » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:00 pm

Congrats Ian.

Have fun and fly safe.

Kind regards

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Postby RudiGreyling » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:14 am

Hi Ian,

Well Done!!!

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Postby swiftprop » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:43 pm

Hi Ian
You have done what many just dream about, but never do! Well done for all the perserverance and hard work. Enjoy your plane! :D :D
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Postby AndyCAP » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:35 pm

This is fantastic new Ian! =D* =D* Congratulations! (^^) looks like you have a fantastic final product and I am sure you will have many many safe hours in her! !!!!

Please keep the news coming till you are free to fly where you want :wink:
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Postby Ian » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:57 pm

Thanks Rudi, good luck with your build number !

Thanks swiftprop, grostek, AndyCAP :)

AndyCAP wrote:Please keep the news coming till you are free to fly where you want :wink:


OK AndyCAP, will give some feedback as to how things progress.

Below are my tracks for the first 7 flights after the initial test flights, you can see I'm not too ambitious yet. (before anyone wonders what the non highlited tracks are, they are my TBird tracks)

I'm roughly following the FAA AC 90-89A "Amateur-Built aircraft and ultralight flight testing handbook".

The last 2 flights was all about the engine... is da fan gonna stay switched on... :?

After each flight I re-torque the prop, and check every detail in the engine bay. The bolts on the prop did'nt need any re-tourquing (?) the last time so I will check every 2 flghts from now.

Now that I'm more convinced all is reasonably OK in the engine bay I started to look at some performance figures. First (pretty rough) check was a climb out from take off. Average speed with flap disengaged after 200 ft was around 53MPH, profile below shows I climbed around 850ft in a minute.

This weekend I will get into more checks, like airspeed indicator accuracy, cruise speed etc....
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Postby African Grey » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:22 pm

Hi Ian...
What software are these images downloaded from.
Thanks
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Postby Ian » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:19 pm

African Grey wrote:Hi Ian...
What software are these images downloaded from.
Thanks
Hi there,

I use a Garmin GPS, when I get home I run Garmin's Mapsource on the PC, download the tracks from the GPS and produce this data from Mapsource.

Its quite nice, especially when there is not much wind you can crit your speeds during landing, take off etc..

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Postby WollieW » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:41 am

Hi Meneer

A lot of interest on Saturday at S & F, so what did the judges say? Your aerie is a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned...

W
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Re: Ian's Savannah Project

Postby Ian » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:53 pm

WollieW wrote:Hi Meneer

A lot of interest on Saturday at S & F, so what did the judges say? Your aerie is a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned...

W
Hi Wollie, the judges were very favourable.... gave me a double ostrich egg cup :!: Engraved on it is "Grand Champion, Kit built aircraft"

There were some stunning RV's there... dont know how I beat them :?

Morph... I'll look after the cup well for you for next year :D


Cheers ian
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Postby grostek » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:57 pm

Well done Ian,

Makes all the long hours seem worthwhile.

Happy and safe flying.

Kind regards,

Gunter Rostek
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Postby WollieW » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:25 pm

Hi Ian,

Baie smart meneer!! I'm not surprised actually...thought you had a very good chance right from the start!

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