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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

After a long build time interrupted by life in many ways, I was able to finally take my Cruiser around the pattern a few times last Wednesday. I had made several long and high land backs on our VPZ 7000' runway earlier so I knew it would fly but wanted the initial pattern flight to depart east over fields. Waiting for acceptable weather and trying to align schedules was like getting the planets to align. Light rain fell on the hangar roof when I pulled the plane out but the weather held off long enough to do the deed.

The plane flew very nicely and since I followed the manual's flight test advice for the first flight landing with no flaps, and was carrying a little extra speed on this landing for pucker factor, it just wanted to keep flying until we both decided it was time for a nice touchdown. I look forward to another get acquainted flight soon before starting the phase one testing in depth.

I would like to thank all the KIS list members and builders for their advice and help thru the years and also Kent Pyle and Galin for letting me get some stick time in their planes.I felt very comfortable on the first flight.

I have an injected Lycoming experimental IO-360 running dual p-mags, and factory suggested Sensenich prop.

For good luck on the first flight, I wore my dad's 1929 flying helmet from his OX5 Swallow days and complemented it with my Light Speed Zulu headset. Seemed to work. Post flight inspection didn't turn up any problems. My tail feather N71EJ stand for the year we were married and Ed and Judi. There is a video of the takeoff on our EAA Chapter 104 Face book page.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

Congratulations Ed, That is wonderful news and Wind Dancer is a beautiful airplane. I am too familiar with how life can get in the way of our projects and it's a testament to your perseverance to see it through to completion. I look forward to hearing more reports on your experience with the flight testing.
Bob Reed

From: Ed Hanson <hansoncp(at)netnitco.net>
To: Kis Builders <kis-list(at)matronics.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:48 PM
Subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies


After a long build time interrupted by life in many ways, I was able to finally take my Cruiser around the pattern a few times last Wednesday. I had made several long and high land backs on our VPZ 7000' runway earlier so I knew it would fly but wanted the initial pattern flight to depart east over fields. Waiting for acceptable weather and trying to align schedules was like getting the planets to align. Light rain fell on the hangar roof when I pulled the plane out but the weather held off long enough to do the deed.

The plane flew very nicely and since I followed the manual's flight test advice for the first flight landing with no flaps, and was carrying a little extra speed on this landing for pucker factor, it just wanted to keep flying until we both decided it was time for a nice touchdown. I look forward to another get acquainted flight soon before starting the phase one testing in depth.

I would like to thank all the KIS list members and builders for their advice and help thru the years and also Kent Pyle and Galin for letting me get some stick time in their planes.I felt very comfortable on the first flight.

I have an injected Lycoming experimental IO-360 running dual p-mags, and factory suggested Sensenich prop.

For good luck on the first flight, I wore my dad's 1929 flying helmet from his OX5 Swallow days and complemented it with my Light Speed Zulu headset. Seemed to work. Post flight inspection didn't turn up any problems. My tail feather N71EJ stand for the year we were married and Ed and Judi. There is a video of the takeoff on our EAA Chapter 104 Face book page.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:46 am    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

Great news!! Congratulations!! Fly on down and see me when you can!!

To our success, Stephen McIntosh

On May 14, 2017, at 10:47 PM, Ed Hanson <hansoncp(at)netnitco.net (hansoncp(at)netnitco.net)> wrote:
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After a long build time interrupted by life in many ways, I was able to finally take my Cruiser around the pattern a few times last Wednesday. I had made several long and high land backs on our VPZ 7000' runway earlier so I knew it would fly but wanted the initial pattern flight to depart east over fields. Waiting for acceptable weather and trying to align schedules was like getting the planets to align. Light rain fell on the hangar roof when I pulled the plane out but the weather held off long enough to do the deed.

The plane flew very nicely and since I followed the manual's flight test advice for the first flight landing with no flaps, and was carrying a little extra speed on this landing for pucker factor, it just wanted to keep flying until we both decided it was time for a nice touchdown. I look forward to another get acquainted flight soon before starting the phase one testing in depth.

I would like to thank all the KIS list members and builders for their advice and help thru the years and also Kent Pyle and Galin for letting me get some stick time in their planes.I felt very comfortable on the first flight.

I have an injected Lycoming experimental IO-360 running dual p-mags, and factory suggested Sensenich prop.

For good luck on the first flight, I wore my dad's 1929 flying helmet from his OX5 Swallow days and complemented it with my Light Speed Zulu headset. Seemed to work. Post flight inspection didn't turn up any problems. My tail feather N71EJ stand for the year we were married and Ed and Judi. There is a video of the takeoff on our EAA Chapter 104 Face book page.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

Congratulations!

Looks beautiful! Job well done.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

Congratulations !! Job well done !!
Randy

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On May 15, 2017, at 4:44 AM, pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net) wrote:
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Great news!! Congratulations!! Fly on down and see me when you can!!

To our success, Stephen McIntosh

On May 14, 2017, at 10:47 PM, Ed Hanson <hansoncp(at)netnitco.net (hansoncp(at)netnitco.net)> wrote:
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After a long build time interrupted by life in many ways, I was able to finally take my Cruiser around the pattern a few times last Wednesday. I had made several long and high land backs on our VPZ 7000' runway earlier so I knew it would fly but wanted the initial pattern flight to depart east over fields. Waiting for acceptable weather and trying to align schedules was like getting the planets to align. Light rain fell on the hangar roof when I pulled the plane out but the weather held off long enough to do the deed.

The plane flew very nicely and since I followed the manual's flight test advice for the first flight landing with no flaps, and was carrying a little extra speed on this landing for pucker factor, it just wanted to keep flying until we both decided it was time for a nice touchdown. I look forward to another get acquainted flight soon before starting the phase one testing in depth.

I would like to thank all the KIS list members and builders for their advice and help thru the years and also Kent Pyle and Galin for letting me get some stick time in their planes.I felt very comfortable on the first flight.

I have an injected Lycoming experimental IO-360 running dual p-mags, and factory suggested Sensenich prop.

For good luck on the first flight, I wore my dad's 1929 flying helmet from his OX5 Swallow days and complemented it with my Light Speed Zulu headset. Seemed to work. Post flight inspection didn't turn up any problems. My tail feather N71EJ stand for the year we were married and Ed and Judi. There is a video of the takeoff on our EAA Chapter 104 Face book page.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

Ed,
Beautiful plane, and congratulations! I still remember the first flight in mine, the combination of excitement and some trepidation – glad that all went well for you.

Enjoy the fly-off time, proceed slowly and deliberately.
Bill Schertz

From: Ed Hanson (hansoncp(at)netnitco.net)
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:47 PM
To: Kis Builders (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
Subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies


After a long build time interrupted by life in many ways, I was able to finally take my Cruiser around the pattern a few times last Wednesday. I had made several long and high land backs on our VPZ 7000' runway earlier so I knew it would fly but wanted the initial pattern flight to depart east over fields. Waiting for acceptable weather and trying to align schedules was like getting the planets to align. Light rain fell on the hangar roof when I pulled the plane out but the weather held off long enough to do the deed.

The plane flew very nicely and since I followed the manual's flight test advice for the first flight landing with no flaps, and was carrying a little extra speed on this landing for pucker factor, it just wanted to keep flying until we both decided it was time for a nice touchdown. I look forward to another get acquainted flight soon before starting the phase one testing in depth.

I would like to thank all the KIS list members and builders for their advice and help thru the years and also Kent Pyle and Galin for letting me get some stick time in their planes.I felt very comfortable on the first flight.

I have an injected Lycoming experimental IO-360 running dual p-mags, and factory suggested Sensenich prop.

For good luck on the first flight, I wore my dad's 1929 flying helmet from his OX5 Swallow days and complemented it with my Light Speed Zulu headset. Seemed to work. Post flight inspection didn't turn up any problems. My tail feather N71EJ stand for the year we were married and Ed and Judi. There is a video of the takeoff on our EAA Chapter 104 Face book page.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

Bob, I spent many an hour checking out the great information on your web site during the build. Thanks for the effort building the site.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:26 am    Post subject: KIS Cruiser WindDancer flies Reply with quote

Ed,
Thank you, I was glad to be of assistance. I tried for years to keep the site up to date but just as it is with building the plane, life keeps getting in the way. I have switched lap tops and operating systems several times over the years and the program I used for maintaining the site will no longer work. Learning a new program for web site maintenance just has NOT been high on my priority list and thus I have let the site just EXIST and not maintained it. I apologize to all for that but have come to the conclusion that the many hours needed to maintain the web site could be better spent on building. I am glad though that what content is there is of help to other builders.
Someday...I will finish the plane and update the web site again
Bob Reed
99% done with painting, 85% done with upholstery, 10% done with wiring (more if you consider designing), 40% done with final assembly (Wings, Flaps, and Ailerons to go)
90% down and 90% to go....

From: Ed Hanson <hansoncp(at)netnitco.net>
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Bob, I spent many an hour checking out the great information on your web site during the build. Thanks for the effort building the site.
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