Author Topic: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications  (Read 7269 times)

Offline MrG

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2017, 02:24:51 PM »
Thank you
MrG
Temora Airport  Australia
1st Aussie DE built/flown
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1 Oct 2015 First Flight
Feb 2019 - 155 hrs Flown
March 4th removed from service for Cabin Mods

Offline rfeenstra

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2017, 07:23:00 PM »
Been flying for many hours now. It is great! The added tail length, CG at about 31% MAC, increased stability for hands off flying, increased speed at lower rpm have made the plane a joy to take off, fly and land.  A lot of work, but well worth the effort.  Now for doors!

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2017, 08:11:37 PM »
Now for doors!

And perhaps videos..?       :emoji_u1f601:



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Offline MrG

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2019, 12:48:10 AM »
Cold and good time to chop up the fuse  - getting there
MrG
Temora Airport  Australia
1st Aussie DE built/flown
19-8866
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1 Oct 2015 First Flight
Feb 2019 - 155 hrs Flown
March 4th removed from service for Cabin Mods

Offline azevedoflyer

Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2019, 04:51:04 PM »
rfeenstra,
Just getting started in a DE.
Your "baby" Aeronca, just like the Australian relative,look awesome!
A little tardy but never too late, congrats!
Have you posted an in-flight comparison before&after mods?
Cheers,
azevedoflyer
Piper PA22/20-150
DE to incorporate tail mod.
azevedoflyer

Offline rfeenstra

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2019, 07:47:23 PM »
If you go back through the thread, you'll find a few comments on the new flying characteristics.  Flew it a fair amount this summer and really enjoy it.  I have one fuel tank that's leaking a tiny bit so i'll have to remove that this winter to deal with it.  Otherwise, doing great!

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2019, 08:35:43 PM »
 :) That's seals it!
Will extend the fuse as well. 21" you said?
thanks,
Miguel
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Offline rfeenstra

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2019, 07:38:06 AM »
No, 26".  but remember, my wingspan is about 32" greater than plans because of the cabin.

Offline azevedoflyer

Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2019, 07:42:18 PM »
Chief Eagle,
Excellent work!
A question to you: when you started building the DE, did you have access to an inventory of tubing necessary (diameters / thicknesses / total length etc)?
Just bought DE plans and nowhere can I find such info...
How did you solve this initial hurdle?
Just retired and moved from Ann Arbor to Trion GA.Need to start building before I go crazy...
Thanks,
azevedoflyer :)
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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2019, 07:56:15 PM »
i have to order some more Molly i can email some images of mine with sizes I've used for the tubes - why im working out what i need 
Ive really closely copied an Aronica that is local to get all my measurements for the back of the cabin to the tail
MrG
Temora Airport  Australia
1st Aussie DE built/flown
19-8866
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1 Oct 2015 First Flight
Feb 2019 - 155 hrs Flown
March 4th removed from service for Cabin Mods

Offline azevedoflyer

Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2019, 08:25:47 PM »
MrG: greatly appreciated your help!
Looking forward to your post.
azevedoflyer
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Offline rfeenstra

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Re: DE (Cabin Mod) tail Modifications
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2019, 10:02:26 PM »
I had initially ordered as per the parts list but needed to increase a few things later.  As far as the new tail is concerned, I ordered a whole supply of tubing  as I was also working on the Champion that was the model for the tail.  so far, I haven't used any of the tubing other than what I needed for the new tail as work on the Champion stopped for an indefinite period of time!