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  Topic: Long Distance Trailering
John Hauck

Replies: 13
Views: 226

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:16 am   Subject: Long Distance Trailering
Burt Howland, an old aviator, owned and flew a Bearcat until he was physically no longer to fly it, designer of the Honey Bee and Chip Monk, was the smoothest pilot taxiing I have ever seen.  He neve ...
  Topic: pinging John Hauck
John Hauck

Replies: 2
Views: 112

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:12 am   Subject: pinging John Hauck
Mail is a little slow during this cold wet weather. Took 5 days for this one to make it through the system. Wink

john h
Titus, Alabama




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  Topic: pinging John Hauck
John Hauck

Replies: 2
Views: 112

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:16 am   Subject: pinging John Hauck
All is good. Tornado was 10.0 miles south of hauck's holler and 1.0 mile north of my girl friend Nell's home in Wetumpka.

Thanks for asking.

john h
Titus, Alabama

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  Topic: Help with FS Wing Gap Seal
John Hauck

Replies: 12
Views: 337

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:04 am   Subject: Help with FS Wing Gap Seal
Who? Me?

Not me. I've also been down that road. Sometimes we have to see for ourselves before we give up.

I wish I still had that drive I had way back then to experiment and get "stuff&q ...
  Topic: Cost to scratch build Ultrastar airframe?
John Hauck

Replies: 19
Views: 352

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:50 am   Subject: Cost to scratch build Ultrastar airframe?
Don't think you can break a 5" tubular wing spar, especially on a 22' wing.
Don't know of anyone that has succeeded in breaking any Kolb wing spar, 5 or
6 inch.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama ...
  Topic: Cost to scratch build Ultrastar airframe?
John Hauck

Replies: 19
Views: 352

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:33 am   Subject: Cost to scratch build Ultrastar airframe?
A Firefly is a clipped wing Firestar.

The Fire Fly and Sling Shot both have 22 foot wing span. Both fly very well. I've flown passengers in the Sling Shot. Always enjoyed the quick roll rate of ...
  Topic: Firefly / Firestar windshield
John Hauck

Replies: 32
Views: 3527

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:13 pm   Subject: Firefly / Firestar windshield
How gross!  Wink

I did design mine a little different.  There's 4130 bow with tabs to mount the instrument panel and fairing. The new brace moved the instrument panel rearward about 18 inches or ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas
John Hauck

Replies: 1
Views: 169

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:51 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas
Love that T Model.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama

From: owner-kolb-list-server@matronics.com On Behalf Of B Young
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2018 10:35 AM
To: Kolb List
Subject: Merry Christ ...
  Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
John Hauck

Replies: 6
Views: 270

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:03 am   Subject: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe flying New Year.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama
  Topic: New Camera Video
John Hauck

Replies: 6
Views: 372

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:15 pm   Subject: New Camera Video
David J/Kolbers:

Didn't know David Jones was still around.  Can't be but one DJ in Hernando, MS.  I landed there on my way to Point Barrow, Alaska, at Olive Branch Airport, MS, on my way north. ...
  Topic: ADS-B out
John Hauck

Replies: 6
Views: 392

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:26 pm   Subject: ADS-B out
Thanks, Arty.

This FAA Pub spells it out pretty well, well enough for me to grasp and understand.

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/research/

I've been able to fly all over the US, Can ...
  Topic: ADS-B out
John Hauck

Replies: 6
Views: 392

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:23 am   Subject: ADS-B out
I too am out in the country, definitely not desert. Wink

Also sorry to say I have not read the first requirement for ADS-B, but have seen it mentioned and advertised many times. Am I missing a req ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
John Hauck

Replies: 32
Views: 2435

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:44 pm   Subject: HKS / Firestar STATIC THRUST test
Fuselages are welded in a jig. Be pretty difficult to get the tail boom
angle incorrect.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama

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  Topic: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
John Hauck

Replies: 27
Views: 1115

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:59 pm   Subject: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
Rick N/Kolbers:

Reminds me of my first take off after I repowered from an 80 to a 100 hp 912.  Normally, I'd go full throttle, roll a short ways through 30 mph and ease back on the stick.  That ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
John Hauck

Replies: 27
Views: 1115

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:53 pm   Subject: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
I never measured thrust on any of my airplanes and engine combos. Don't have a clue what it is.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama




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  Topic: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
John Hauck

Replies: 27
Views: 1115

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:52 pm   Subject: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
Yep...the prop is the direct link between power and thrust. To be happy, it must be correct.

john h
mkIII
Titus, Alabama




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  Topic: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
John Hauck

Replies: 27
Views: 1115

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:00 pm   Subject: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
Apologize for what?

Again....if it was me, I wouldn't just try increased propeller pitch to see what happens.....I'd try to concentrate on propping the aircraft correctly. Do it right and no matte ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
John Hauck

Replies: 27
Views: 1115

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:47 am   Subject: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
Maybe we have a failure to communicate. That happens through email.

If max continuous rpm is 5800 rpm, then that is what you want to see at WOT straight and level flight. Got to hold the throttle ...
  Topic: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
John Hauck

Replies: 27
Views: 1115

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:18 am   Subject: HKS / Firestar FLIGHT TEST resumes
George H/Kolbers:

I could get the same numbers as George H with my Ultrastar powered with a 35 hp Cuyuna ULII02, and the only streamlining was my big toes on the open rudder pedals.

I think our ...
  Topic: Bing 54s & primers
John Hauck

Replies: 13
Views: 684

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:10 pm   Subject: Bing 54s & primers
Not an accelerator pump, but does pull all the fuel out of the fuel enricher well on initial engine turn over, if the throttle is closed.

You won't see a squirt of fuel when it is activated, and i ...
 
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