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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Wing and Rudder



                


Thread: [Acro] Re: Wing and Rudder

Message: [Acro] Re: Wing and Rudder

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From: DJ Molny <djmolny at yahoo.com>

Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 23:35:49 UTC


Message:

  Well let's not be too dramatic here.  I've seen many pilots compete safely
and successfully in the lower categories (esp. Basic/Primary) after < 20
hours of acro time.  Especially when they receive intensive mentoring and
instruction, and use a safety pilot.

Regards,
DJ


--- Debbie Anderson <acrolady at usa.com> wrote:
> Brad,
> 
> I don't know who you are or where your from but you have got to be out of
> your mind if you only have 4 hours Pitts time and think your going to be in
> a contest anytime soon. I have been flying since 1984 and have over 100
> hours Pitts time. I have just joined a local IAC chapter and will compete
> in my first contest this coming September. Furthermore if your rudder
> cables are actually frayed that plane should be grounded until a competent
> "Pitts" mechanic can do the necessary repairs.
> 
> Please seek out some competent instruction and advice from your local IAC
> chapter.
> 
> Debbie Anderson
> IAC 24085
> Pitts S-2B
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "brad belke" <bradbelke at usa.com>
> Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 17:43:21 -0500
> To: acro at gf24.de
> Subject: [Acro] Wing and  Rudder
> 
> 
> > I am hoping someone may have an S-2B lower right wing and rudder
> > cables for sale.
> > 
> > From what I hear, this is a commonly ground-looped plane and I have
> > had an incident where the lower right wing has been damaged.  
> > 
> > Also, how many hours can rudder cables take? I ran my hand down the
> > cables yesterday and think that I am still bleeding from the barbs!!!
> Seems like they need to be replaced. 
> > 
> > Also, how can I join the Aerobatic club and EAA? I would like to try
> > to compete after I get the wing fixed.
> > 
> > I only have 4 hours in a Pitts.  Is there any minimum requirement to
> > be allowed to compete ASIDE from joining the IAC and EAA.
> > 
> > Thanks for any help......
> > 
> > Brad
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