Home
Builder Search
Builder Login
KitLog.com    

RECENT ACTIVITY

Previous Builder          Next Builder

Builder:
  Chris King
Location:
  Fountain Valley, - USA
Aircraft:
  Fokker D.VII
Total Build Hours:
  2395
Web Site:
  http://www.mykitlog.com/Chris2001Kin/

Date:  10-18-2021
Number of Hours:  2.00
Short Description:  First Fast Taxi

Plans:
1. Perform first high speed taxi.
With the recent cooling mods it is safe to taxi the aircraft unrestricted. So a high speed taxi on the runway will hopefully reveal any addition issues. The thinking is to progressively push the engine to higher RPMs without flight to see what happens.

Status: Complete. Two taxis at a ground speed of approximately 20 MPH were performed the length of the runway. This speed was obtained at about 2300 RPM. So still not much load on the engine. All systems ran normally. I observed the following:
1. Mains tracked straight with no apparent sideward tendencies. Steering was responsive and precise.
2. Airspeed indicator tracked GPS GS indicator to within about 3 MPH. Airspeed was jittery but it was a windy day at low speeds. So not bad.
3. Engine coolant and oil temps were stable around 200 degrees F.
4. Taxi camera helpful as forward visibility is zero.
5. VHF radio operated. Calls out 5x5 to nearby handitalkie. Incoming volume from distant overhead traffic audible but not sure of distance. More tests are needed to improve assessment.
6. Brakes helped at end of run.

Next test will be a littly highr RPM winds permitting. I intend to keep airspeed below 35 MPH at all times.

Test video available on YouTube. Search Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII N917WP Fast Taxi (https://youtu.be/37rRiO99dHk)




Ready to Taxi

Previous Builder          Next Builder




 Recent Builder Activity
Builder Project Date Hours
Bob Corriveau
RV-8
10-22
2504
Des Howson
Sling 2 Taildragger
10-22
2643
Chuck Bennett
Sonex-B Tri-Gear
10-21
116
Michael Truett
RV-9A
10-21
1027
Peter Calley
Sling4
10-21
2405
Andrey Piskarev
Highlander
10-20
2189
Martin Filiatrault
RV-8
10-20
3680
Norris Brown
RV10
10-20
2468
Thomas Ferranti
RV7
10-20
648
Jim Novak
RV-8
10-19
2538
Chris King
Fokker D.VII
10-18
2395
Wesley VanDyke
RV-8
10-18
1895
Carl Orton
750 Cruzer
10-17
870
Jean Gosselin
RV6
10-17
1550
Lee Kitson
RV-8
10-17
4366
Alex KOLLEP
Sportsman 2+2
10-16
472
Gary Smith
RV-10
10-16
1755
James Roberts
RV8
10-16
338
Mark Johnson
RV-10
10-16
150
Wendell Engelien
RV-6A
10-14
2266
Bob Grantham
SeaRey LSX - "Spirit of Mackenzie"
10-11
1178
Mark Jackson
RV-8
10-11
1415
LADD Avion LLC
RV14
10-09
768
Peter McBain
RV-9A
10-08
1630
James Hunt
RV9A
10-05
14
Marlin Sander
RV-7A
10-05
4205
Stuart Hutchison
F1 Rocket Sport Wing VH-FLY
10-03
3743
Greg Long
RV-12
10-02
1729
Mark Sanders
RV-10
10-01
1024
Scot Terry
RV- 7A
10-01
1485

Projects Uploaded: 1510
Logs Uploaded: 270923








Copyright © 2001-2021 Matronics. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy.