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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:30 am    Post subject: pulsar iii purchase Reply with quote

im considering purchasing a pulsar iii with a 912, will be landing on a grass strip, i'm not familiar with the pular and would appreciate tips about this aircraft from any one with experience

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: pulsar iii purchase Reply with quote

Bad idea, the weight  on the nose wheel is too heavy unless it is hard
packed.  But I still would not recommend it.

John Hutson
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: pulsar iii purchase Reply with quote

The 2 times I flew into a GOOD grass strip were marginal. The Pulsar does not seem to like anything other than hard surfaces. Cheers. Sonya might be able to give you clearer opinions on this.

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Bad idea, the weight on the nose wheel is too heavy unless it is hard packed. But I still would not recommend it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: pulsar iii purchase Reply with quote

I have a Pulsar XP here in NZ.  I have over 2250 hours on my plane. Most
all of this is from grass strips.  I have the larger wheels offered as
an option.  You must learn to land it like a tail dragger and keep the
weight off the nose leg until it finally settles.  I also have the
beefed up nose leg assembly which I am sure this aircraft you are
looking at will have too?

Cliff
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject: pulsar iii purchase Reply with quote

Just reinforcing Cliff’s comments. Probably a third of my landings in over 600 hours were on grass strips. Some are better than others of course, and one in particular I remember was a smooth as a billiard table, and a joy to land on. [Cliff, remember the trip to New Plymouth, landing on the grass cross runway]. Others were particularly rough and very uncomfortable.

The landing technique is to increase the back pressure on the stick immediately on touch-down and keep pulling back [if there is any further to go] as the speed decays, to keep the nose wheel off the ground as long as possible. All the experienced pulsar drivers that I have seen do this.

However, I did incorporate some modifications while building which may have helped preserve my nose gear. I’m talking about the XP. Later models may differ. I have the larger wheels too, and the larger nose wheel. The original plastic wheel was not used as it was significantly out of true. An aluminium AZUSA wheel was substituted. I did my best to balance this too, with the tyre on of course.

I made bronze bushes to press fit into the aluminium support brackets that are glassed to the firewall. These provide a much better bearing for the bolts securing the noseleg. I also substituted a mountain bike shock system, to replace the original spring assembly. Used a RockShok, with a hydraulic damper, and a spring rated at 200 lbs. This fitted very nicely on the original mounts. That spring is a deal softer than the original, and the damper goes a long way to absorbing shock loads.

Brian
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On 27/01/2018, at 6:54 AM, Cliff <freedom4life(at)xtra.co.nz> wrote:



I have a Pulsar XP here in NZ. I have over 2250 hours on my plane. Most all of this is from grass strips. I have the larger wheels offered as an option. You must learn to land it like a tail dragger and keep the weight off the nose leg until it finally settles. I also have the beefed up nose leg assembly which I am sure this aircraft you are looking at will have too?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: pulsar iii purchase Reply with quote

Brian,
Do you recall which model of RockShox did you use for your nose gear?
EsaPulsar XP

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Just reinforcing Cliff’s comments. Probably a third of my landings in over 600 hours were on grass strips. Some are better than others of course, and one in particular I remember was a smooth as a billiard table, and a joy to land on. [Cliff, remember the trip to New Plymouth, landing on the grass cross runway]. Others were particularly rough and very uncomfortable


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: pulsar iii purchase Reply with quote

Esa,
I sold my Pulsar a few months ago, and the handbook for the RockShox went with it. If I remember correctly it was a RockShox deluxe, 7 1/2 inches centre to centre, with a 200 lb spring. I bought this in 1998. They might be hard to find now, as fashions change quickly in that market, but very likely there are very similar items available.

Brian

Just like this one: http://www.bikerecyclery.com/nos-vintage-rockshox-deluxe-rear-coil-shock-rebound-adjustment-red-spring-7-5-x-2-0/

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On 28/01/2018, at 5:24 PM, Esa Lehto <esalehto(at)yahoo.com (esalehto(at)yahoo.com)> wrote:
Brian,

Do you recall which model of RockShox did you use for your nose gear?

Esa
Pulsar XP

From: Brian Anderson <briana(at)xtra.co.nz (briana(at)xtra.co.nz)> To: pulsar-list(at)matronics.com (pulsar-list(at)matronics.com) Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 8:40 PM Subject: Re: pulsar iii purchase
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Just reinforcing Cliff’s comments. Probably a third of my landings in over 600 hours were on grass strips. Some are better than others of course, and one in particular I remember was a smooth as a billiard table, and a joy to land on. [Cliff, remember the trip to New Plymouth, landing on the grass cross runway]. Others were particularly rough and very uncomfortable.

The landing technique is to increase the back pressure on the stick immediately on touch-down and keep pulling back [if there is any further to go] as the speed decays, to keep the nose wheel off the ground as long as possible. All the experienced pulsar drivers that I have seen do this.

However, I did incorporate some modifications while building which may have helped preserve my nose gear. I’m talking about the XP. Later models may differ. I have the larger wheels too, and the larger nose wheel. The original plastic wheel was not used as it was significantly out of true. An aluminium AZUSA wheel was substituted. I did my best to balance this too, with the tyre on of course.

I made bronze bushes to press fit into the aluminium support brackets that are glassed to the firewall. These provide a much better bearing for the bolts securing the noseleg. I also substituted a mountain bike shock system, to replace the original spring assembly. Used a RockShok, with a hydraulic damper, and a spring rated at 200 lbs. This fitted very nicely on the original mounts. That spring is a deal softer than the original, and the damper goes a long way to absorbing shock loads.

Brian
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I have a Pulsar XP here in NZ. I have over 2250 hours on my plane. Most all of this is from grass strips. I have the larger wheels offered as an option. You must learn to land it like a tail dragger and keep the weight off the nose leg until it finally settles. I also have the beefed up nose leg assembly which I am sure this aircraft you are looking at will have too?

Cliff
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