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Richard Pike



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

Finished painting the Firefly today, put it together, and was hoping to fly it, but then the front started moving in, the wind came up, and having to land with a stiff tailwind seemed like not a good idea. So we took some pictures and put it away. All we have left to do is add the VG's, and some home made strobes that ought to weigh less than 5 ounces. (I'll do a separate post on that after it is done) Best of all, we are still within legal specs for Part 103 - WOOT! Here are the pictures.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

Not easy to come under the weight limit. I could never accomplish that.

john h
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

John Hauck wrote:
Not easy to come under the weight limit. I could never accomplish that.
john h
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Titus, Alabama--

You are right; it was not easy. That is why we sold the 447 and replaced it with a 277 free air. The 447 weighed 59.1 pounds, the 277; 42.5 pounds. Not having the fan or cooling shroud on the 277 saved a bit more, but not sure how much. We are also using a hand deployed parachute and counting the weight that the FAA allows for that. Since the chute and hardware only weighs 9 pounds and you are allowed to count 24, that gives us another 15 pounds to subtract from the actual weight. Something that is not helping is that we are still using the original wing fabric and paint, plus our repaint. If we stripped the wings and recovered it with Oratex, we could probably make weight w/o having to count the parachute. But right now, we don't care.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

Looking good Richard. Weight is hard to shed easily. Mine still weighs in at about the same weight as when Vince had it. Haven't been able to get anything done on mine since first of the year. I fell on the ice the last of Jan and broke my left ankle. Hopefully spring will be better.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:04 am    Post subject: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

Really nice job, Richard! And made the 103 weight too!
Enjoy,
Lanny

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Finished painting the Firefly today, put it together, and was hoping to fly it, but then the front started moving in, the wind came up, and having to land with a stiff tailwind seemed like not a good idea. So we took some pictures and put it away. All we have left to do is add the VG's, and some home made strobes that ought to weigh less than 5 ounces. (I'll do a separate post on that after it is done) Best of all, we are still within legal specs for Part 103 - WOOT! Here are the pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

Beautiful airplane!!! I sure enjoy reading about how you kept the weight
down. Outstanding job!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

Its obvious that the Rev likes blue. I do as well. It looks really good. I do have a question about the silencer. I was wondering the reasoning behind installing it vertically rather than horizontal. Clearance perhaps. It looks better on your plane than it ever did on my shelf, what ever the configurationLarry.
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Beautiful airplane!!!  I sure enjoy reading about how you kept the weight
down.  Outstanding job!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: The Firefly is painted Reply with quote

lcottrell wrote:
Its obvious that the Rev likes blue. I do as well. It looks really good. I do have a question about the silencer. I was wondering the reasoning behind installing it vertically rather than horizontal. Clearance perhaps. It looks better on your plane than it ever did on my shelf, what ever the configuration.
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It is because the 277 lacks sufficient mounting points to tie the silencer in place at the mag end, so the silencer had to end up with all it's mounting points as close as possible to the PTO end.

Picture the silencer in different locations, then look at the engine and the potential silencer mounting points, and there are not many options. Probably could have mounted it down/horizontal with the air filter at the mag end and made it work, but we took the path of least resistance. (Also known as not having to work across the top of the wing while fabricating parts) (I'm not getting any younger/more flexible)


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