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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Jean Crous » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Ja.......??????????? en wat verder ????? Come now dont keep us in suspence..... :lol:
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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Induna » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:26 pm

Ek brand so om te vlieg, maar die weer is al dae lank sleg hier...!!

Ek het aan die interior gewerk en die bekleedsel klaargemaak.. Ek het ook die sitplekke ingeneem na die stoffeerders om dit oor te trek met n kombinasie van n duursame materiaal en leer.

Ek is opgewonde om die eindproduk te sien!!

Ek het die spinnertjie ook opgesit, nou lyk sy sommer mooi afgerond!

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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Induna » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:25 pm

Today was very interesting... Got to fly in different weather condition on the same day, from quiet smooth air in the morning, to crosswinds in the ealry afternoon, turbulance at noon and super smooth air before sunset...! This was an awesome day!

The aircraft handles all conditions very good and I am now well aquinted with the tailwheel handling. Did about 10 hours already and not miss a single beat!

With some minor prop adjustment I got the climb rate to a solid 1300fpm. I also installed two static vents and now the stall is at 45 mph and the ASI corresponds with the GPS.

I did not install the VGs yet and dont know if i have to... I will try to get a couple more hours in before the weekend, but it seems like there is a front moving in, so bad weather predicted..

Happy flying!! vhpy
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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Goose » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:09 pm

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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Jean Crous » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:41 am

(^^) (^^) (^^) Gooi mielies ## ##
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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Goose » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:16 pm

JeanTree wrote:(^^) (^^) (^^) Gooi mielies ## ##
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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Jean Crous » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:31 pm

Goose wrote:
JeanTree wrote:(^^) (^^) (^^) Gooi mielies ## ##
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-xX -xX -xX -xX -xX -xX Gooi 95ul :lol: :lol:
Too true my broe...............otherwise you may cook his goose :twisted: ## ## ## :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Kobus » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:22 pm

Well Done!!

She really looks good with all the wheels in the right places!!

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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Induna » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:31 pm

Next step is to experiment with different props to get the best combination, but for now its back to work fir the next six weeks...

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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Induna » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:34 pm

Hi,

Oom Piet is making me a nice 68x61 prop, based on the calculations he did for the engine/airframe combination. I am very excited to see the final product and try it out...

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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Induna » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:52 pm

Just one week to go then I can fly her again...

After discussion with oom Piet he is busy manufacturing a 72x57 prop for the Raven. Can't wait to test it..!

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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Jean Crous » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:37 am

Induna wrote:Just one week to go then I can fly her again...

After discussion with oom Piet he is busy manufacturing a 72x57 prop for the Raven. Can't wait to test it..!

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Het jy genoeg ground clearance ?
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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Induna » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:22 am

JeanTree wrote:
Induna wrote:Just one week to go then I can fly her again...

After discussion with oom Piet he is busy manufacturing a 72x57 prop for the Raven. Can't wait to test it..!

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Het jy genoeg ground clearance ?
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Jip, die gear is lekker hoog. tans het ek n 70" op en met die vliegtuig level het ek omtrent 500mm clearance..
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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Induna » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:14 pm

Hi,

I've added another 4 hours with the Raven the past two days. Total time now 22 hrs and counting. Also been testing the autopilot, and it behaves well. Well done to Rainier for such a good product.

This morning I also tested main gear landing handling. The Raven responds well to rudder input, which was a concern at first, but It has proven itself by now...

Currently I am only adding some finishing touches to the aircraft. I got my new leather seats and they look great!

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Re: Carl Babst Raven Taildragger - Hour building!!

Postby Goose » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:11 pm

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