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  2. No, both latches seemed good; pushed in full to hold front edge of canopy and pilot side back-up latch were done. As always, I double check both at run-up before Take-off. As an aircraft product engineer (Purdue BS Mech engr), ATP rated and CFI-AI, I take the latching process and verification check seriously. Mechanic and I will be doing full review next week. Thanks for the interest, Guy
  3. Do you know why the canopy opened, since I assume it ws latched?
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  5. Dave, I realized after I made the offer that I can't promise anything for housing here. Hotels are filling up because Columbia has been listed on many of the eclipse sites as a good spot for viewing. As Mike said, it all depends on the weather conditions that day. David
  6. June 20, 2017 The canopy opened after gear retraction at 200 to 300 feet AGL. With full power I was able to make 270 degree left turn pattern to land on other runway, Wind was 10 gusting to 15 between both runways. No one hurt, canopy pieces and our hats were recovered from grass next to runway where problem occurred. Landed with only canopy frame in open position, no other damage to aircraft. This is an AMT-100. Is canopy frame the same as the AMT 200? This will be a problem part to find. Any AMT 100 or 200 aircraft in area that I could look at to see if frames are the same? I am located in Eau Claire WI (KEAU). Any help on this would be appreciated. Guy Wood, gjwood5@yahoo.com, 715-829-6024.
  7. Dynon has released a new firmware update for the Skyview system (15.2.0). This is a very important update for Phoenix owners, as it includes a firmware update for the Mode S transponder that fixes a problem where the transponder will go into ground mode and quit transmitting if you are soaring at low airspeeds.
  8. The team canceled the event. Ultimately, the weather this spring has been troublesome; we had some local political issues regarding liability requirements; and, we ended up with very few planning to attend. Abby & Ken Mosley did an admirable job pulling together local options and a great program. We're just sorry the event can't go forward.
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  10. I've made reservations at Hampton Inn in Greensville, SC and plan to fly in to KGYH. Will probably fly in to Triple Tree the morning of the event, but decided not to try to camp there. Weather will determine if and from where I'll see the eclipse, but I definitely want to give it a try.
  11. Speaker for Midwest event - Saturday June 24 Randy Hotton, a local pilot and historian with extensive knowledge about the Willow Run Bomber Plant. Drawing upon years of personal research and utilizing dozens of rarely-seen archival images, author, historian, and Yankee Air Museum pilot Randy Hotton will recount the fascinating story of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, World War II, and Detroit Industry. From FDR’s call for the manufacture of 50,000 airplanes a year, and the critical decision to involve the U.S. auto industry as a cornerstone of America’s “Arsenal of Democracy,” Capt. Hotton will chronicle the planning and “overnight” construction of the largest factory building in the world, the Willow Run Bomber Plant. It is the story of triumph and tragedy, nearly impossible wartime achievements, and how the men and women of 20th Century Detroit went to work and built the machines that won the War and saved the world. Author of Willow Run (Images of Aviation) In May 1940, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the production of 50,000 military airplanes. He then drafted the president of General Motors, William Knudsen, to mobilize industry in the United States. The automotive companies were called upon to produce a massive fleet of bombers, as well as tanks, trucks, guns, and engines. By the Willow Run, a sleepy little creek near Ypsilanti, Michigan, Ford Motor Company built the world’s most famous bomber factory, which was the ultimate manifestation of the automotive industry’s role in building armaments during World War II. By the spring of 1944, Willow Run was producing a four-engine B-24 bomber each hour on an assembly line. With tremendous assistance from the Yankee Air Museum, this book presents a pictorial history of Willow Run during World War II. Bio: Hotton is a retired Navy Captain who served as a pilot on P-3 Orion aircraft flying in Vietnam, and conducting anti-submarine patrols during the Cold War. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and Central Michigan University. His father worked at Willow Run during WWII and he had had keen interest in Willow Run. He has spent thousands of hours researching the Willow Run Bomber Plant and Willow Run Airport, how they were built, and how they functioned. In addition to serving as a Yankee Air Museum board member and lecturer, Capt. Hotton is a professional pilot with USA Jet Airlines, and also pilots the Museum’s B-17 Bomber and C-47 (DC-3) during flying season. See also: https://www.c-span.org/video/?315963-1/history-willow-run-bomber-plant another video promoting fund-raising for Yankee Air Museum to preserve a portion of the bomber plant https://player.vimeo.com/video/130015059
  12. Low time excellent performing 2007 Carat TT approximately ~200hrs, ~50hrs engine which just had new valves/fuel jet and uses no oil between oil changes with excellent performance from Sauer 1800 -4 cylinder engine with front folding prop, also has winglets, Tailwheel fairing, TE probe, Solar panels on glider and great custom Cobra trailer, dual batteries, goose neck mic, dual dynatech ignition, full Jaxida covers, wing stands, Becker radio and transponder, LX16, Tru trak attitude indicator, Sage CVA vario, winter 57mm altimeter, winter 80mm airspeed, ELT, Precision vertical compass, wingtip skid protectors , chute, NDH. Interior 4/5 exterior 4/5 . Second owner , Hangered assembled and flown frequently but deserves more flying and I just don't have time to enjoy her. Asking 87000 OBO.
  13. This will be my fourth total eclipse. I'm not sure yet, where I am going to see it (waiting until a couple of days beforehand to see what the weather is going to be like). However, I want to STRONGLY encourage everyone to take the day off and go see it. This will be the astronomical event of the CENTURY in N America. Note: For those of you who have never seen a total eclipse, you have to be within the zone of totality or you will miss the entire event. The big question I have is whether to see the eclipse on the ground or from 10,000 ft altitude. See https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/news/eclipse-flight/
  14. Dave, that sounds pretty good to me. I had been planning to fly into Spartansburg KSPA a day or two in advance and lodge there for the climate factors you mentioned and just spend the day at Triple Tree. What do you recommend for accommodations, etc. in Columbia? Dave Glosser
  15. Dave, Certainly sounds intriguing! The Triple-Tree facility is phenomenal and the food will be good. As a Columbia, SC, resident, I need to warn everyone that camping in late August is not for the faint of heart! Overnight temperatures could get down to 75 to 80 with > 85% humidity by 6 am. I have flown in a couple of times in the Phoenix with short wings. The taxiways to the camping areas don't have a lot of clearance and the roads may be a little rough for small wheels with fairings (as I turned off the taxiway, one wheel dropped into a hole and I thought I had a flat tire from a Dresser tube! They also have a detailed approach procedure that everyone should follow. That being said, I still might consider coming up - there also is some good soaring in the mountains nearby. As an alternative, though, I would offer a fly-in for TMGs at KCUB, my home airport in Columbia. We are also on the path of the eclipse and would have air conditioned accommodations, restaurants, and pilots lounge close by. David Sheridan, #14
  16. The path of Totality of the solar eclipse on 8/21/17 passes over Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina. I'm planning to make the flight down to Triple Tree Aerodrome to participate in their fly in for the event. I"m not likely to get another chance to experience this in my lifetime. Total Solar Eclipse, 7,000 foot turf runway, meal events, lots of aircraft and pilots....What's not to like? Will schedule arrival to Triple Tree or nearby Spartansburg, SC depending on weather. The best part is that if clear skies are not locally predicted on the day of eclipse, we can fly westerly to get a better view. See this link: http://www.tripletreeaerodrome.com/eclipse-fly-in.php for Triple Tree details. Regards to all. Dave Glosser
  17. This Carat A has been well taken care of, and is in truly excellent shape. The annual inspection was just completed with no issues. It comes with an Oudie, a Cambridge 302 digital vario with integrated GPS and logger, a Becker comm radio and transponder, a Mountain High oxygen system (recently recertified) and has a solar array to keep the battery charged while soaring. The battery was just replaced. The engine has dual ignition, uses no oil between changes, and always starts instantly in the air or on the ground, warm or cold. All weather Jaxida cover for the forward fuselage and canopy. It has a custom Cobra trailer that is also in excellent shape, and has one man rigging gear.
  18. Very thoughtful of you to share, will be doing both in a few weeks. Thanks Ed.
  19. Hi Ed - Thanks for the very complete report. I've signed up for one, but don't have it yet.
  20. Hi mike i had the same problem with my left spoiler. Jim sent me a replacement which i installed. It was a perfect fit. Go figure. george feldman n33gf
  21. I think it would be better to post this in the file portion of the Library. Note that the article is actually still inside the legacy knowledgebase.
  22. UPDATE: Comfort Inn has extended the advance reservation group discount until June 1. 2ND UPDATE: Group rate available through Fri June 9.
  23. Anybody have a currrent e-mail address for Milan Schwarz? I understand he's in Panama for a while. We got a message for him from the UK today and I can't tell where to forward it. HELP. ========================================================== Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 21:17:10 EST Reply-To: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: XimangoUSA@AOL.COM Subject: Address for Milan MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Anybody have a currrent e-mail address for Milan Schwarz? I understand he's in Panama for a while. We got a message for him from the UK today and I can't tell where to forward it. HELP. Chuck Ximango USA ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 00:34:09 EST Reply-To: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: Rob Morgan <LS484@AOL.COM> Subject: Re: Address for Milan MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Chuck, The latest email,address, and phone number I have for Milan is: Milan37@Adelphia.net 4985 Old Ranch Rd., La Verne, CA 91750 909-316-1296 cell I hope this helps you. Rob
  24. I'm going to suggest to Aeromot that they assign a factory service rep to this listserv. (Other companies do this.) It would make customer support more efficient and cost-effective for everyone. =================================================== Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 08:27:14 -0500 Reply-To: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: Bruce Schimmel <bruce@SCHIMMEL.COM> Subject: Aeromot/Ximango technical support In-Reply-To: <LISTSERV%200511300728407180.AAF1@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v623) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit John, Ted, fellow Xoggers -- Surely somebody at Aeromot/Ximango has an good answer to John's hydraulic questions. And also to other basic questions raised on this XOG listserv. Eventually, we will have to contact someone at Aeromot, anyway. Why not share the knowledge? I'm going to suggest to Aeromot that they assign a factory service rep to this listserv. (Other companies do this.) It would make customer support more efficient and cost-effective for everyone. Does anyone have a telephone number and the name of a manager in Aeromot who can designate a factory rep? bruce On Nov 30, 2005, at 07:28, Ted Gordon wrote: > Dear John: > > I can help you with one of your questions. The Soaring Society of > America > publishes Soaring magazine which is probably the most widely read > soaring > publication in the US. Their web site is: http://www.ssa.org/ > > Best > Ted Gordon >
  25. A few weeks ago I asked if anyone was interested in taking some time this summer and going on a motor glider tour in the Northeast. So far two other Ximango owners have expressed an interest and more are welcome. Here's the suggested routing:. ======================================================== Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 21:55:34 -0500 Reply-To: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: Ted Gordon <tedjgordon@ATT.NET> Subject: A Ximango Trip in the Northeast In July Dear All: A few weeks ago I asked if anyone was interested in taking some time this summer and going on a motor glider tour in the Northeast. So far two other Ximango owners have expressed an interest and more are welcome. Here's the suggested routing:. People could join at any point or fly the whole thing together. Any takers? June 29 Depart Hartford (HFD) and fly to Laconia NH (LCI). From Laconia we can soar in the White Mountains. July 5 Fly from Laconia to Barre Montpeler, VT (MPV). We can soar at Sugarbush from Montpeler. July 9 Fly from Montpeler to Pittsfielld MA (PSF) where we can soar Mt Greylock, North Adams MA. July 12 Fly from Pittsfield to Elmira NY (ELM) July 15 Fly from Elmira to State College PA (UNV) from there we can soar with the guys at Julian down the ridge. Home when necessary. Please let me know if you are interested. Best Ted Gordon ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 22:33:30 -0400 Reply-To: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: Holliday Obrecht III <H2O3Flyboy@WEBTV.NET> Subject: Re: A Ximango Trip in the Northeast In July In-Reply-To: Ted Gordon <tedjgordon@ATT.NET>'s message of Tue, 29 Mar 2005 21:55:34 -0500 Content-Disposition: Inline Content-Type: Text/Plain; Charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7Bit MIME-Version: 1.0 (WebTV) Ted, Sounds great! Please count me in, and keep me posted. Holliday Obrecht SN 130
  26. If you were to put 5 gallons of avgas in the left wing of a ximango and 5 gallons of mogas in the right wing, the fuel gauge for the right will indicate more fuel than the left. ======================================================== Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 21:06:46 -0400 Reply-To: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: Bruce Schimmel <bruce@SCHIMMEL.COM> Subject: a mind problem about avgas/mogas Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" ; format="flowed" This is a mind problem...do not try this at home... If you were to put 5 gallons of avgas in the left wing of a ximango and 5 gallons of mogas in the right wing, the fuel gauge for the right will indicate more fuel than the left. Why? And how much more will be indicated? Thanks, Bruce ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 07:56:25 -0400 Reply-To: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: Ximango Owners Group <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: heinz peier <heinzpeier@MINDSPRING.COM> Subject: Re: a mind problem about avgas/mogas MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi Bruce The fuel indicators measure density , and since MOGAS differs in density from Avgas it will indicate more with MOGAS, it can indicate up a quarter more!!! IF you use MOGAS all the time you should recalibrate the Fuel Indicators. If you use MOGAS only in emergency situations , then Drain the tank which you have used MOGAS completely afterwards before going back to AVGAS in order to have accurate Indications again. Be conservative with range planning using MOGAS and DUE NOT RELY ON THE INDICATORS. Heinz ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce Schimmel" <bruce@SCHIMMEL.COM> To: <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:06 PM Subject: a mind problem about avgas/mogas > This is a mind problem...do not try this at home... > > If you were to put 5 gallons of avgas in the left wing of a ximango > and 5 gallons of mogas in the right wing, the fuel gauge for the > right will indicate more fuel than the left. > > Why? And how much more will be indicated? > > Thanks, > Bruce
  27. The current status of the first shipment of kits is that it is at the airport in Porto Alegre and will likely leave Thursday (tomorrow the 24th) for the USA.I'll update you again when I have them in hand. ===================================================== Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:31:33 EST Reply-To: "Ximango Owners Group (XOG)" <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: "Ximango Owners Group (XOG)" <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: Chuck Cheeseman <XimangoUSA@AOL.COM> Subject: AD Bolt Kits - Status MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit XOG-ers, The current status of the first shipment of kits is that it is at the airport in Porto Alegre and will likely leave Thursday (tomorrow the 24th) for the USA. I'll update you again when I have them in hand. Chuck Cheeseman Ximango USA **************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape. http://body.aol.com/fitness/winter-exercise?NCID=aolcmp00300000002489 ========================================================================= Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:10:20 -0500 Reply-To: "Ximango Owners Group (XOG)" <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> Sender: "Ximango Owners Group (XOG)" <XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> From: Bing Manawadu <bmanawadu@AOL.COM> Subject: Re: AD Bolt Kits - Status In-Reply-To: <d51.1fde82c6.34c91a45@aol.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Chuck, Thank you for the information regards the arrival of the AD bolts. Please include my name in the list of pilots awaiting the purchase of the AD bolts. Thanks Bing Manawadu -----Original Message----- From: Chuck Cheeseman <XimangoUSA@AOL.COM> To: XIMANGO@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM Sent: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 2:31 pm Subject: AD Bolt Kits - Status XOG-ers, The current status of the first shipment of kits is that it is at the airport in Porto Alegre and will likely leave Thursday (tomorrow the 24th) for the USA. I'll update you again when I have them in hand. Chuck Cheeseman Ximango USA
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