Thank you for the help. This RR has had some of the work done prior to it arriving at my shop. It still has a long way to go though. Now that I have a manual again, I can get it finished.My wings are not installed, and the flaps/ailerons are not installedo n the wings. They are all covered as well.
If you PM me your e-mail address I will send you what I have.
If you can locate any nearby builder of an Avid Flyer or Kitfox, I believe the Ridge Runner is very very close in construction, such that the Avid or KF buider will know exactly what goes where for most of it.
The Avid/KF flaperons are different than the RR flaps and ailerons... all the rigging of those controls will be totally different.
HAving lived in another part of Idaho with similar politics etc, yeah it can get interestingYes I would definitely like to have the manual... the one I have is missing several pages, it was probably copied "one-side" without the double-sided pages included.
The "original" manual I have appears to have been done (by Rocky Mountain Wings) as a bootleg copy of a Sky Raider manual. Although it has a bunch of stuff about Rocky Mountain Wings, there are several mentions of "Sky Raider" in it, and many of the photos show Sky Raider logos on the upholstery, etc. Hilarious!
I have heard a couple of (unverified) stories that the instruction manual was not the only component that one of the brothers "borrowed" from the other after they split up. Entire Sky Raider fuselages were (reportedly) quietly taken from the Flying K facility, and then became Ridge Runner kits sold by RMW.
I will take credit for being the GIB (Guy In Back). This was a test to see if you could really get the two of us in the plane. Me 5' 8" in back with at least a 6'2" in front I believe.
The GIF (Front guy perhaps 6' 4") wanted to know if he would fit so he was encouraged to climb in. Once he was in I decided to see if the two of us could fit. It was "amazingly comfortable" in back and the Cessna BSFIFO rule was applied (Back Seat First In First Out)."I will take credit for being the GIB (Guy In Back)."
Wow... I would have been very worried if you guys had tried to fly it in that configuration, I can't imagine being able to have "full, free and clear" use of the controls.
Same as the flaps on the 4 seat Bearhawk. Piper Tri-Pacer I think.Haven't installed the flap controls yet. I literally had to cut 2 or 3 inches off of the end of one of the flaps to be able to fold the wings. I now have to re-run the cables.
What I have figured out is that they use a cable to lower the flaps, and a small return spring to keep the flaps back up when there is no air load on them. There is no "up" cable on the flaps.