I have the string wrapped around the LE and I compared the difference between the inner and outer paths. In theory, if the two strings line up at the TE, then you are zero AoA. Initially, I was about .5 inches off (the tick marks are .5 inch).Which way is the local flow going? Somewhat inboard as it flows aft (due to the influence of the constricting propeller outflow)? I'm also wondering if the fairing might need to be twisted to achieve zero AoA, and how much drag you will save. Looking forward to your results.
absolutely correct.....I thought with the shape of the foot that the design allowed jacking in this position .....it certainly would be less stable....checked with magnet and yes steel legsMine are steel. The slotted tabs are used to hold the legs in the folded position
I had a chance to see Bob Carlton of Vertigo Airshows demo a new LED system he was working on back in 2004, my eyes saw lots of spots afterwards. I can only imagine what you saw with the improvement in LED'sRemoved the strobe bulbs from my wingtips and rudder. Filled in the holes in the tips and restored the OML. Added the NEW holes and nutplates for the new Aveo LED strobe/nav lights.
Found out some interesting things:
The new nav light weighs less than the strobe bulb and lens it replaced, and it ALSO weighs less than the one run of cable used to power that strobe! So I'm well ahead of the weight game even before I factor in the multi pound, power hungry Whelen strobe power supply.
I was not prepared for just how incredibly bright these new lights are. Even the nav portion is too bright to look at in daylight without seeing spots after.
The light was completely removed from the rudder and the Whelen A500 stobe/position light assembly was listed as .3 pounds. That is a LOT of weight to be hanging off the TE of the rudder! My flutter margin just improved with the reduction in MMOI, I suspect.
Funny, I'm sure that the first HID strobes blew peoples minds when it came out - same with LORAN, EFIS, and a million other products. We're just getting rolling with LED technology and its already higher performance, lighter and less expensive than the previous benchmark products. Cant wait to see what the next 20 years brings. But for now, there is ZERO justification for HID strobes... I need to sell my strobes quick, before EVERYBODY else figures out the technology is in fact, dead.I had a chance to see Bob Carlton of Vertigo Airshows demo a new LED system he was working on back in 2004, my eyes saw lots of spots afterwards. I can only imagine what you saw with the improvement in LED's