Welcome Dan and an interesting read, especially landing on a road
great to see you here!
I think I recall your landing that Falco in the Jura. That was one very impressive piece of airmanship!
I guess anyone who has been flying for a while has a few stories up his sleeves.
Every time something serious happens (I had a few more) I wonder at what level my sacks are. You surely remember, the one filled with luck and the other one filled with experience. Sure don’t want that 1st one to get empty, I still need it from time to time
RVs are just well designed and carefully developed. An RV-8 flying friend has been practicing takeoff engine failure turn backs this week, and giving me updates. The plane climbs steeply so from 1000 ft starting height he can’t make the airport because he’s too high after making the 180 degree turn. Under 500 ft and he think he would be too low. Somewhere in between would apparently be workable. Wonderful planes anyway, fast climb = safety.
The SIPA 903 is an interesting design, very ‘classic monoplane’ looking
Thanks for the post!
Hello everyone, this is my first post on Euroga. I have been building my RV-12 for the last 6 years. I started on an airfield hangar, then moved to the basement of my house, then I moved to an empty warehouse, built my house inside it and then, finally a workshop inside it with good lighting, thermal insulation and climate control which is where I am finishing the build. Empennage, wings and fuselage kits are finished and now I´m in the last pages of the finishing kit with the fire-wall forward kit already here with the engine ready to be installed. I´m based just south of Madrid. In the meantime I fly a Tecnam P2002 Sierra, registered as non-ULM amateur built(!). The -12 will have the 912ULS on it and initially the standard VANS Europe-version avionics kit, plus the Dynon autopilot. I try to make long flying trips and the last flew years I have been on trips with a friend on his RV-7 and other RVs to Morocco and Cape North, and I´m now doing the homework for a trip to Gambia, a small country embedded inside Senegal.
Welcome PacoMadrid. Good idea making a trolley from pallets
Gambia will be impressive – looking forward to reading your posts. Good luck with the finishing of the build.