WUFI - Worldwide Ultralight Fly In

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    mmatt

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    Anybody on here participating in the WUFI event? It's the Worldwide Ultralight Fly In. They're hoping to get an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most ultralight flights in one day. The winds are forecast to be quite high in my area tomorrow but I'm hoping to get a flight in near sunset when they die down a bit. Hopefully it won't be too dark for a good picture.

    More info here:
    WUFI World Ultralight Fly-In
     
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    Wish I had an Ultralight to participate.
    What will you be flying?
    Look forward to seeing all the pictures and videos.
    Thanks
     
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    I flew my Beaver RX 550 right at sunset when the winds finally died down.

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    How cold was it?
    It is about 90 degrees fahrenheit (32.22 Celsius) in Texas.
    What engine is on your plane?
    Thanks for the pictures.
    Any idea of how many people flew today?
     
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    It was just above freezing (3C or 37F) when we flew. I could see my breath. Wasn't as bad I thought it was gonna be. With a good snowsuit, I think I'm gonna be able to fly it all winter off skis. :)

    I have an older Rotax 503 on the Beaver. Dual carb, single points ignition. It's only been re-built once so far and it currently has just over 40 hours on it since it was re-built. It runs real nice - just as smooth as my brand new 582 DCDI - although the 503 burns a bit more gas.

    There are just under 400 members on the WUFI Facebook page. So I'm guessing at least that many have flown so far. Although I've seen more than one post where people have been posting for those without Facebook accounts so maybe it's even more than that.
     

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