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    Engine ideas

    I’ve seen a number of snowmobile to airplane engines, but has anyone tried a PWC engine? Newer ones are all 4 strokes and make up to 300 hp. They also have closed loop cooling systems
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    Celera 500l Progress

    Why would Otto Aviation block their flight data on Flight Aware?
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    Aeromomentum RV-12

    I can’t seem to find any reports on Aeromomentum fwf from actual end users. It sounds like a great option, but would like to have a report from someone who has flown behind one.
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    O-200 performance

    Dan, the intake fitting is 1 3/4”. That illustration is a bit deceptive. There are actually 2 of the smaller hoses(15) on each end of the pipe. I’m not necessarily looking for increased performance, my concern is that it could decrease performance. Just wondering if anyone has tried it. Thanks
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    O-200 performance

    the O-200 in my Christavia has 1 1/2” intake pipes and a small hose inside a larger hose that connects the pipe to the intake spider and the cylinder. my question is, what would happen if I replaced the 1 1/2” pipe with an 1 3/4” ? then I could do away with the small hose completely and get rid...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    No it’s because he took the cameras out to save weight
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    So is anxiously waiting for Raptors next video a lot like watching the Daytona NASCAR race waiting for the next “big one”?
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Has Peter ever said what the raptor weighs? Looks pretty heavy
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    Comfortlite seat

    The seat itself weighs 5.9 lbs I didn’t weigh the old seat bottom and back but I think I gained maybe a pound or so. The picture shows the seat in the fully back position. Normal flying location is about 6” more forward. So the horn you mentioned, actually that is where the rear stick goes, is...
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    Comfortlite seat

    I couldn’t find any pireps on the comfortlite seat by freebird innovations. But I got one and have it installed. It replaced an old modified c-150 seat. it took a little backwoods engineering to mount it in right place, but the flat base makes for a lot of options. turned out much nicer and...
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    Comfort lite seat

    Thanks I ordered one and after I give it a try I’ll give a report
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    Comfort lite seat

    Has any one tried this Comfort Lite seat by Blackmax? they appear to be pretty light weight. the seat that came in the Christavia looks like a refurbed Cessna 150 seat that is uncomfort heavy. Any other recommendations?
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    Christavia MK1

    Thanks PB, is your plane flying? I only have a few hours on mine. I bought it from the third owner. It has about 400 hrs TT. So far it’s great, very easy to land. In flight it seems to have well matched control forces, except for the very light feel of the rudder. I think that can be attributed...
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    Christavia MK1

    Oops, I meant to say I do not have the plans
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    Christavia MK1

    Anybody know what model of windshield is used on this plane? I assume the plans, which I do have, call for something like a Champ or Cub or ?
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    Exp to E-LSA

    Ya, I figured it was something like that. Oh well I will wait and see if the supposed rule changes may take care of the issue. thanks
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    Exp to E-LSA

    Hi all, New member here. I am considering buying a Christavia that is currently flying with an experimental registration. In every way it qualifies for LSA , except that when registered, the builder put down 1500# gross. Anybody have any experience with trying to get a plane re-registered into...
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