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  1. Jun 2, 2017 #1

    Cygnet Pilot

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    Hello.
    I would very much like to communicate with other Cygnet owner/builder/pilots.
    I recently bought one ( late May 2017). I have flown many aircraft including a few homebuilts and in only 2 flights totaling 2 hrs. I know I made a very good decision.
    Central Lower Michigan
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    Hello I have the plans and started one but need to improve my welding skills before I continue it... meanwhile I am working on a Pou HM 293. I love the Cygnet design. Congrats on buying one!! :)
     
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    Contact Ferd Kuhn, EAA Chapter 40 in Los Angeles )818{4onefive{ 90--68 /

    Our chapter just completed a Revmaster powered Cygnet, the first flight was 2 months ago.
     
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    I don't know anything about it besides the fact it's one of. my favorite looking airplanes in existence.
     
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    Thanks for replying. I took my second flight in 6580K this past Friday. First was when I brought her home (1hr. 20 min) and I know I made a very good decision. I traded my beloved Tri Pacer for 80K and cash and she will be missed but I wanted back into amature built aviation. I love the vintage..classics and 80K fits that space perfectly. She lands so easily she should almost not be called a dragger. Performance and flying qualities see extremely well and. FUN! Looking forward to many many hours with her!
     
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    Thank You. I will do that Monday.
     
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    She flys even better!!
     
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    Very nice video. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    After seeing the one at Oshkosh, they seem to be coming out. From lots of talk to three fliers.
     
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    You don't even know you are in a tail dragger with on of these. The visibility out the windshield is awesome. You really believe you are in a trike not a tail dragger. They fly very easy and not a bad cruise speed. Very comfortable to sit in too. Handles cross winds nicely.
    Very nice airplane.
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    Missed this -- has been quite a while since I've seen much on the Cygnet... I tried to round up a set of plans 5-6 years ago and thought this answered many of my "wants..."
     
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    Sorry, had to reread that before I figured out that 80K was the registration, not the price. It would be great to see some detailed photos, here or hosted elsewhere, a real walkaround showing all the details. It's a design I'd love to learn more about.
     
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    I may have missed it in another post but it appears that the plans are available at Viking Aircraft for $200 USD.

    www.vikingaircraft.com

    On a personal note my first memories of homebuilts and general aviation are from the early '80s in Eloy AZ where Rex Taylor was, among other things, demonstrating the Cygnet. He would fly it around the pattern and run down the field alternating mains and showing the capabilities of the plane. I was, and in some ways am still, in love with the design. I was just a kid and this exposure no doubt corrupted my life...in a great way!
     
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    Do you have his contact info?
    Mine is gunownerc945@gmail.com
    or 616.350.1463.
    Thank You
    I'm in Central Lower Michigan
     
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    OK. I'd be glad to post photos here or send them to you. Now...how do I post them here?
    I can also be reached at ...gunownerc945@gmail.com
    I'm in Central Lower Michigan
     
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    Beautiful Cygnet!
    Mine is really really yellow!! Just look for the glow coming over the horizon.
     
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    A quick question....what prop and engine combination are you using? I have a Great Plains 2180 with a Prince P tip 60x35 installed.
    Thanks
     
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    When responding to a post or creating a new topic, you'll see three buttons on the far right: quote (a cartoon text bubble), to the left of that video (a bit of movie film) and to the left of that image (a photo of a tree with four black corner tabs).

    Click on the image button, make sure you're on "From Computer" then "Select files" to upload your photos several at a time (select them all at once). If that doesn't work you can do them one at at time with the "Basic uploader" link.

    If your photos are already available online (Flickr, Google Drive, etc.) then you can use "From URL" and just insert the links to the images.

    The photos will be automatically reduced in size to save space, I think the max is 800 x 600 pixels.

    Cheers,

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    My Cygnet has the smallest VW on it 1700cc. I need to look at the prop to get the numbers off it. Jerry the man who built this airplane has another Cygnet. It has a GP VW on it. That engine is the biggest VW GP makes. I will ask him what prop he uses on that Cygnet. I do know its different then the one on mine. Both are Sterba Props. Ed is an outstanding man. He makes some very nice props.

    Tony
     

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