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    Cyclone with a homebuilt trike (moved from the wanted section)

    Recently purchased an Ace Aviation Cyclone wing. This seems to tick all the right boxes -
    a decent cruise 45-65 trimmable
    small and lightweight off the trike
    very reasonable mtow for an ssdr machine.
    iv cobbled a trike together from various bits I had laying around and as soon as this wind eases off it will be getting a test.
    if my numbers are correct it should be a half decent cross country machine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dompech View Post
    Recently purchased an Ace Aviation Cyclone wing. This seems to tick all the right boxes -
    a decent cruise 45-65 trimmable
    small and lightweight off the trike
    very reasonable mtow for an ssdr machine.
    iv cobbled a trike together from various bits I had laying around and as soon as this wind eases off it will be getting a test.
    if my numbers are correct it should be a half decent cross country machine.
    Sounds good. What engine? Do you have any pics?


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    Nope iv not got any pictures or statistics until it has been fully tested. Sorry. Looking forward to a trip to Scotland for the weekend (not had haggis neeps n tatties for a long time).


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    I Now have the wing. Its a cracking little piece of kit. Can easily be transported and rigged by one person so that's the first tick in the box.
    Using some of Kev Armstrongs numbers from other posts about this wing I think that the trike weight may be an issue now. Taking the wing and some scales to the field today, will keep you updated later.


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    After weighing the trike and recalculating, I am about 1kg off the mtow without luggage. Hardly a tourer if I can't pack a tent! Various brackets have now been removed for drilling to start lightening the machine. May have to fit thinner rear legs to lose a bit more.


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    Trike almost ready. New monopole fabricated this weekend.


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    Keep us informed how you're progressing Dom. Good to see you at the weekend. Interesting project.


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    Old monopole cut down to new length. Front strut length adjusted. Just got to splice the new pole to the old stub.


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    Combination test hopped yesterday. Control bar needs adjusting and seat frame not fit for purpose. Seat frame now remade and Flylight contacted to get the control frame moved.
    No snaking issues with the trike on the ground and it has a very spirited climb rate. Further tests to follow.


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    Spent the morning with Ben at Flylight. Many aspects of microlight flight discussed including how to correctly use the trimmer. Guru Paul added his two pennies worth and iv come away a wiser man with a wing that didn't need it's wires adjusted.


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