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Postby huronflyer » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:43 pm

Brief Report Big Bay:

Big Bay for me was the highlight of my Lazair saga to date, not to detract from other events that go on in other venues nor the wonderful people and flights in the past in Ottawa or South River - they were all special in their own way.

For me to go to Big Bay presented an opportunity to acquire positive review on my plane, I almost did not go because I am embarassed with its decline in condition (for one the hanger is a beeping birds nest); the plane had been in its box for about a year until a few weeks ago, due to house contruction, WX and life. So both of us are trying to shake off doo doo and enjoy each others company in harmony. Besides rust busting I need to do some more strenuous air work; that being said I was uptight over C-IIII and her rate of climb, my flights at CYEL and first two at Big Bay had me clawing for 300'. Maybe I was squeezing the hockey stick too much, in any case Pete Bonell a very experienced Lazair guy from North Bay came down and he tweaked some extra RPMs out of the engines, which seemed to overcome the climb situation ( I guess I still want to climb like my 582 days).

It was exciting and humbling to have Dale Kramer tell me that C-IIII (A-20) was at the "Paris Air Show". I commented that someone had painted her to look like the ads in Ultraflight brochures - NOT - Dale: "I painted her!"
Dave: "OH. maybe I will not change the covering before necessary." She is looking a little tardy on the tail so I was embarassed to have him sign her aka the other Lazairs. He and a couple of other guys said my tedlar is still OK.

What a thrill to see a dozen or so Lazairs and to see some stimulating flying; maybe next year I can be up to speed to join the sorties out over the lake. Maybe my friend with "C-IDOG" got a pix from the air of Big Bay.

There were some power parchutes and trikes and I wish I had had more time to visit with those guys, they gave the "bruise brothers" (my tech support and I) some grub; "Geez you two lads don't camp much, eh!"
The aerospace guy was really impressed with Dale Kramer and a few of the other lads; however he is not ready to give up his V-Star for a Lazair ( I think its my fault).

Charlie Landry had his quad engine "Snoopy/bird/dog/something" flying, what a nice machine, especially since he made it from scratch. His trailer is a rolling RV when the plane rolls out. AND best yet he puts the wings in with engines on to boot - in a matter of minutes. Drool.

Again thanks to Pete Bonell Lazair/Toucan (FI) and John Nagy Lazair/GA FI for their positive imput.
John I had a fair to Midland landing Sunday night, throttles at the stops - grin.

Many many thanks to all the people I failed to mention...and to the resident silent readers (smile).

Dave H.

CYEL, C-IIII
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Postby Shannon » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:23 am

huronflyer @ Aug 5 2008, 09:43 PM wrote:

It was exciting and humbling to have Dale Kramer tell me that C-IIII (A-20) was at the "Paris Air Show". I commented that someone had painted her to look like the ads in Ultraflight brochures - NOT - Dale: "I painted her!"
Dave: "OH. maybe I will not change the covering before necessary." She is looking a little tardy on the tail so I was embarassed to have him sign her aka the other Lazairs. He and a couple of other guys said my tedlar is still OK.

DORK !





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