Posted: 9/19/2010 18:39:59
Hello, I'm new to the EAA and thought I'd introduce myself.
I live in Greeley Colorado and fly a Pacer out of Greeley Weld Country Airport (GXY). I am poking around the EAA looking to see what everyone is building thinking I might want to someday build my own. I'm partial to antiques, warbirds and rag wings. I think that something like a Bakeng Deuce might be in my future but still just a thought. Lots to learn before jumping in the deep end.
So are any of the local Colorado EAA members on the forum's here?
Posted: 9/20/2010 20:10:58
I live in Fort Lupton, currently rebuilding a Challenger ll in my garage with a hangar at Platte Valley. Used to have a Luscombe and a MiniMax.
Posted: 9/20/2010 21:03:11
That Challenger II looks like a fun project. How far along is it?
How do you like Platte Valley? I see that they are having a fly-in BBQ this weekend. The CO/WY short wingers are supposed to be meeting there. I would be there but I am in a wedding Saturday.
Posted: 9/21/2010 11:21:58
Welcome to EAA and to Oshkosh 365 Scott. Glad to have you! I'm sure you'll enjoy your membership.
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Posted: 9/22/2010 13:38:28
Welcome to EAA Scott,
Jon from San Jose, CA here.
My fancy for aircraft leans towards WWI era warbirds as well as period vintage A/C. Just love those open cockpit airplanes. I am just starting my first build project, a Volksplane, as a Pocket-Change Builder.
Posted: 9/22/2010 21:32:43
Platte Valley is a pretty neat place. They've got a WWI museum with several flying aircraft. The only thing I don't like are the blankety-blank pigeons. Didn't know about the fly-in- have to check it out. I've drooled over Pacers for years, but have decided to go Sport Pilot... I'm ready to start covering the wings on the Challenger, so still a ways to go.
Posted: 9/23/2010 18:05:45
Dick, I didn't know they had a museum at PV. Guess I'll have to make a trip down there soon.
Jon, that VP looks like a great little project. Any idea how they fly at higher altitudes? We see DA's in the 8k+ range in the summer and I wonder how the VW power would do up here.
Posted: 9/24/2010 19:41:58
My MiniMax was a V-Max with an 1835 cc Great Plains VW. It flew very well even on hot days- DA's of 10,000 after getting the Weber carb jetted correctly. It was kind of a pain to handprop, then climb in over the midwing, plus only 1 seat, so sold it to finance my Challenger ll.