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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on July 09, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
Back there today. Winds were steadier than yesterday, but still excessive for the paraplane. I did get a good flight with my old school .60 Ugly Stick, (after a few issues getting going) but at least I flew something bigger today. Post flight I noticed the bearings are getting a bit noisy, so will ground this one until fixed, or might just swap engines with something else I have while I get bearings.
 
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by AceJ on July 09, 2017, 02:01:56 AM »
now that is just too cool  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on July 08, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »
  One of the few things getting airtime today was a really cool autogyro. Full cabin CF bodywork, Turbo Rotax engine. I had seen it around the airport, but had not gotten a good look at it until today. Owner had just got back from a flight and we chatted a bit before he took off with another EAA member. When he returned I was with a few people by the main hangar, and he yelled over to me and pointed at his plane.

  That was all I needed! next thing I know I was in the back seat and airborne, 5 min later, he handed over the controls and I flew it for quite a while, and was pretty comfortable with it. Different feeling from a fixed wing, and you had to pay a lot of attention to yaw, and your nose attitude, especially in tight hard banked turns. Needs a lot of backstick there.

  It was fun, and I would love to try it again. If I get to fly in the paraplane tomorrow, it would definitely be a weekend of the oddballs of aviation added to my list of full scale rides.

  Here is a pic I took of it at the Pancake Breakfast. I didn't have a camera with me today, or I would have gotten some detail shots as well.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by NYFlyer on July 08, 2017, 06:41:19 PM »
Mark!, Ken!, Terry! Great to hear from you guys. You too Scott, you have been a bit absent as well. Glad you are all hanging in there. Could use a check in from Lou and Ray as well.

Brad,
 Glad to hear about the EVO sponsorship. I look forward to following the progress and race reports.

As for me not too much here. Active with both clubs here, but not getting much flying time. Busy with events, and weather has not been cooperative. When it is not raining, it has been very windy.

  Annual Fathers day Pancake breakfast went well, Hard work for all involved but a good turnout.

  Had our club picnic today. An EAA fly in was happenning as well, although wind kept a lot of stuff grounded. Hopefully tomorrow will be better, and I will get some RC time in and maybe a ride in my friend Bruces 2 seat Para plane...

   I am still tinkering with my micro quad FPV experiments, but need to come up with a couple of better cam mounting solutions.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on July 05, 2017, 03:51:37 PM »
Well here's hoping everyone survived the 4th, and no injuries occurred.  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by AceJ on July 03, 2017, 03:47:03 AM »
YEE HA  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by export! on July 02, 2017, 09:00:25 AM »
We celebrated more like AJ might. Low country boil. Amazing
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on July 01, 2017, 03:42:19 PM »
Hey Scott, Happy Canada Day, eh  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on June 30, 2017, 02:43:01 AM »
Scott they are set up to run very lean, if you notice any idle or performance problems, they make kits to replace the idle jet and emulsion tube for a richer mixture. And yeah the stock airfilter is restrictive, another easy mod to a high flow.
I did those on the minibike and it made a world of difference.

If you want to go Ken Stupid, you remove the governor, replace the flywheel and piston rod, cam and valve springs. Oh and they make Nitrous injection systems too.  Will turn something like 9000 rpms, and make around 20-25 hp. ;D

Just saying...


Anywho, found out yesterday Zenzi knows how to open doors. And not just normal ones. He even knows how to open the block off door to his doggie door.  Came home last night, and the bedroom and garage doors were open, and his doggie door block off was removed.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by export! on June 29, 2017, 04:46:18 AM »
Yeah Brad, it's the hemi version and some say it's already pushing closer to 8hp than 6.5. I guess with some simple intake and exhaust mods you can see a nice increase.
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