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  1. Aug 21, 2010 #41

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    C-IDOV passed inspection this morning and is in "serviceable condition for test flight". I will arrange a test flight for the first part of Sept.
    All for now.
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  2. Aug 21, 2010 #42

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  3. Aug 21, 2010 #43

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    Interesting aircraft.
    Do you know if it is still possible to get plans? We are hoping to develop a new, low-cost aircraft, and we would like to see how this aircraft is designed.
    Thanks for any help you can provide!


    BTW, why the extra hump in the turtledeck?
     
  4. Aug 22, 2010 #44

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    Thanks Topaz, it's nice to hear some feedback. Really appreciate it.

    To answer your question, Rienk, the Bushmaster II was a kitted plane built locally and sold in the 1980's. The plans supplied were for building the kit, not for building the Bush from scratch plans. Not sure what you mean by the extra hump in the turtle deck????

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  5. Aug 23, 2010 #45

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    That's a nice looking plane. You did a good job. Look fowards to seeing a in flight photo.
     
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    I thought I read in one of your posts that you added some height in the back... from the picture in post #34, it looks like this may be the case. I didn't know if this was per the design, or something that you modified - it looks a little more convex than necessary.
    Just curious.

    Were the fittings and gussets provided with the kit?
    I'm very curious to learn more about the building method used in aircraft such as this, with the possibility of incorporating them into a low-cost design we are contemplating.

    Do you happen to have detailed photos of such parts that you can post?
    Might it be possible to get some photocopies of some of the pages (or even a construction set from someone who no longer needs it)?
    Thanks, RA
     
  7. Aug 24, 2010 #47

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    Hi RA

    The hump you see is the way the tubing formed.
    There is a fellow in Saskatchewan, Canada that has the instruction manual and plan sheets. See the link below. Shoot him an email.
    Yahoo! Groups
    I did not build my plane from a kit, I had purchased it as a crashed plane, and totally rebuilt it.

    Hope this helps a bit.

    Perry
     
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  8. Oct 29, 2010 #48

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    Maaaybeee this weekend, if the weather cooperates finally, I may get C-IDOV test flown. Its been about 2 months trying to get a test flight. The weather just hasn't been good. Working for a living also take up a major portion of a persons time too. Why is it when you're working the weather is perfect for flying?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2010 #49

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    Clear skies, +2C, crosswind from the south at 15km, noon. My instructor/test pilot took off on runway 27 for a 15 minute test flight. He says C-IDOV flies hands off. One thing he says I need to do is ground adjust the GSC prop to acheive 6500 eng rpm, right now it's only 6000 rpm.
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    These pics are in my album.

    Perry
     
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  11. Oct 31, 2010 #51

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  12. Nov 28, 2010 #52

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    Sunday morning 10:30 am, overcast skies, wind NW at 7km, -7*c (t shirt weather). My instructor takes off on rnwy 27 with IDOV (Rotax 532, 68" GSC prop @ 12.5*) for the 2nd test flight. Results as follows: climb rate at full power 6200rpm = 800 ft/min, cruise @ 5500rpm = 70 mph, stalls @ 37 mph. I will adjust the prop again to 12* pitch hoping to get 6500rpm.

    On another note, I have put in the required hours, written the required tests for pilot permit ultralight and restricted operator aeronautical radio, 20+ solo take off and landings, cross country flight, and sent in the required paperwork for my Private Pilot Ultralight licence wahoo!!

    Perry
     
  13. Nov 29, 2010 #53

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    You did a great job Perry! Just think of all the fun you are going to have!
     
  14. May 9, 2011 #54

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    Heys Guys

    Finally got the lead out of my pockets (actually the runway has finally dried up) at 6:60am, put my pilot licence in my pocket, pulled IDOV out of the hangar, walk around pre flight check, 8 min warm up, taxi out to runway 27, check fuel, instruments, controls, seat belts, doors, traffic, elevator trim. Throttle up and rotate. first time this year. Had .2hr flight to check temps amd prop/pitch setting, finally nailed it - 6600 full throttle on the Rotax 532.
    Went up again this evening for another .6hr.
    This is a fantastic sport.

    All for now

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  15. Jun 10, 2011 #55

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    I've seen properly painted Dacron finishes last much longer than that.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2011 #56

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    Actually covering the plane with fabric was the most relaxing and rewarding part of the project, it gave the plane "its body".
    As for service life of the fabric.........in a hundred years it won't matter to me................
     
  17. Oct 8, 2011 #57

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    Just want to drop a note here to introduce myself as a new Corbin Baby Ace owner. She's going to need new fabric so I very much appreciate this discussion. Most helpful.

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  18. Oct 9, 2011 #58

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    Hi Pizzo, and welcome to the forums! That's a pretty little bird! You might want to introduce yourself in the "Member Introductions" thread as well. You're likely to get a lot more response there.
     

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