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New mosquito air owner
#11
(03-17-2017, 03:17 PM)swashplate Wrote: Hi there!

I watched your Youtube video of the Air.  The trailer you have behind your truck would work fine if it's wide enough.  I purchased a trailer from Kaufman Trailers in North Carolina, USA.  I'm not sure where you are located though.  Kaufman makes a great trailer.  Mine is 16 feet long, tandem axle, dove tail, full drop-gate.  I bought it with transporting my skeeter in mind.

Robert


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Here's one I just finished building or rebuilding. How do you guys load your airs? I guess most of you land on the trailers.



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#12
I will be loading an XEL. I plan to use an electric winch fastened to the top rail on the front of the trailer. I have yet to work out all of the particulars.
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#13
I would like to see what you come up with. I'm hoping with the angle of the ramps I'm building I won't need a winch. But I just bought one to use. I'd really like to load and unload under 10 mins. Reason is I will not be pulling with this trailer over a couple hundred yards. But it ruff terrain


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(03-20-2017, 02:31 PM)77jbob Wrote: I would like to see what you come up with. I'm hoping with the angle of the ramps I'm building I won't need a winch. But I just bought one to use. I'd really like to load and unload under 10 mins. Reason is I will not be pulling with this trailer over a couple hundred yards. But it ruff terrain


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Yea, I want to see it too.  Again, the particulars aren't in just yet.  I'm thinking I will probably need a snatch block SOMEWHERE.  Giving it more thought, the winch may go on the bed of the trailer.  Then, initially, use a snatch block connected to the top rail (instead of the winch) and pull the skeeter up the ramp.  Once it is on the trailer I'm thinking I can either pull it the rest of the way by hand or drop the snatch block and continue with the winch.

A lot of my idea hinges on the wheels and tires that I can (or cannot) use with the floats.  Larger wheels/tires - easier to roll.

Who knows - maybe one day I will be proficient enough to land and/or takeoff from the trailer.

Rolling it off the trailer - hmmm - gravity works?!?!.
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I'm thinking we will be able to take off and land on trailer right after we figure the trailer out. lol



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#16
Ive been enjoying watching your progress in the Air.

Hope you don't mind me sharing the videos here as well.

https://youtu.be/32jSqb_sy0E
https://youtu.be/ReamifE2Nnk
https://youtu.be/NNA2DG_qmmg


I noticed that your stick was pretty far back in your crotch most of the time, and I was thinking that when you get to forward flight you might not have much more back stick for coming to a quick stop?

Is the balance good or is it nose heavy, perhaps requiring the extra back stick?

I'm not an owner yet so perhaps its normal or the camera just makes it look that way.

Sure didn't take long for you to get familiar with the air, good stuff!

How much Heli time do you have now?
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(04-02-2017, 05:19 AM)jb92563 Wrote: Ive been enjoying watching your progress in the Air.

Hope you don't mind me sharing the videos here as well.

https://youtu.be/32jSqb_sy0E
https://youtu.be/ReamifE2Nnk
https://youtu.be/NNA2DG_qmmg


I noticed that your stick was pretty far back in your crotch most of the time, and I was thinking that when you get to forward flight you might not have much more back stick for coming to a quick stop?

Is the balance good or is it nose heavy, perhaps requiring the extra back stick?

I'm not an owner yet so perhaps its normal or the camera just makes it look that way.

Sure didn't take long for you to get familiar with the air, good stuff!

How much Heli time do you have now?


Total prob about 30 min in the air and 1.5 in the r22. I need to do a hang test to see where I'm at on CG. They guy Doug built it for was about 30lbs lighter we think. I'm 210.


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Dough is your email still good? debryant1@cox.net


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Here's a couple more videos. The long video was with 10lb ankle weight to see if it helped with aft movement. It did a little. I've got to do a hang test. https://youtu.be/RPgpF1jiZDI
https://youtu.be/8sFx7rL2Ago


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I'm wanting to put a fuel filter on mine. I ordered and have some in. Does anyone have pics of where they put and mount theirs?


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