Just wanted to give an update on my Skybolt. I have a little over 2800 hours on it and it’s actually starting to look like a biplane.
This web site update has been a dream come true. You guys made this dream come true and made it user friendly. It took the duo-Brain mashing of Dan and Reesa to take it to reality. This looks great and it will be a tremendous asset to our Chapter. Thank you -Tom.
My Avid is a B model born in 1990.
Had a 532 Rotax
Stalls at 34mph cruise at 85 mph indicated. 2 seater . Wing folds, store it in my garage, fly it off my property which is a legal runway in the township.
Did a lot of mods:
Replaced the Rotax with a Jabiru 2200. Had to add a trim tab on the rudder, because my prop turns the other way. Added a battery in front of the tail wheel. Installed Grove landing gear. Also an EIS system. I am building an oil tempurature controller to fly in cool weather
Built a piggyback instrument panel for water and fuel pressure gauges which were replaced with the EIS system.
Down the road features;
Add speed wings, big tanks, and wheel pants for the cold weather.
EAA 216 Members, add your project to your website.