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  Topic: Photo Op
Richard Pike

Replies: 0
Views: 245

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:36 pm   Subject: Photo Op
Was at a Fly-In/car club cruise-in today, at Greenville, TN (GCY) and the B-17 Sentimental Journey made a fly-by. Got this picture:
  Topic: Video
Richard Pike

Replies: 6
Views: 320

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: Video
Try this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjctd1mNME
  Topic: Non-Kolb related
Richard Pike

Replies: 0
Views: 298

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:18 pm   Subject: Non-Kolb related
Since things are really slow lately -
DO NOT ARCHIVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSHiunY78jM&t=3s
  Topic: First flight
Richard Pike

Replies: 1
Views: 471

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:48 am   Subject: First flight
A young lady in my Sunday School class started thinking a year ago that maybe she wanted to be a Missionary pilot, but had never been up in a small airplane. Yesterday evening we took care of that det ...
  Topic: Firefly/Original Firestar for sale.
Richard Pike

Replies: 0
Views: 440

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:14 pm   Subject: Firefly/Original Firestar for sale.
Posting it here first; my buddy Dave/partner in the Firefly/Original Firestar has decided he wants a Titan Tornado and has found one he likes. Since I have always been perfectly happy with my MKIII, I ...
  Topic: Not Kolb Related
Richard Pike

Replies: 2
Views: 649

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Not Kolb Related
But this is where I live, and this is how the locals fly. Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcrRg9Kpdm4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1H_zAa7UUeoQmmAaq7p9g7qhtXoGwYAuqh25nmQbRx85f0nL8nTsHVSSY
  Topic: landings
Richard Pike

Replies: 3
Views: 675

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:34 am   Subject: Re: landings
Here two videos of me going in and out of my 750' strip in the MKIII, landing over high powerlines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Rr8BF7EPY&list=UUkJA1vib6Pe0Uvw3dXgxiVQ&index=17

htt ...
  Topic: Parachute for firestar11
Richard Pike

Replies: 1
Views: 819

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 5:23 am   Subject: Re: Parachute for firestar11
I went to the Magnum web site and saw a small picture of the #715 rig but their information was a bit hard to decipher.
What are the dimensions of the soft pack, what are the dimensions of the rocke ...
  Topic: New member intro and Firestar/Firefly search
Richard Pike

Replies: 7
Views: 2436

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: New member intro and Firestar/Firefly search
quote="williamtsullivan(at)att.n"
Welcome the the List. If you want a Kolb 103, the only current one that qualifies is the Firefly. The original Firestar with a 5 rib wing and a 377 quali ...
  Topic: Early Days
Richard Pike

Replies: 8
Views: 2163

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: Early Days
My next fiasco: Back around 1981, Dupont sponsored some sort of contest promoting ultralight aircraft. Don't remember the specifics. But I just happened to have a couple of 8 hp engines that had been ...
  Topic: Early Days
Richard Pike

Replies: 8
Views: 2163

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Early Days
Thank you for sharing about the Good Old Days!
Yeah, since there is not much going on - I started with a Quicksilver B (plans only) My wife sewed the sails on her antique Singer sewing machine in o ...
  Topic: Early Stuff
Richard Pike

Replies: 1
Views: 1001

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:34 pm   Subject: Re: Early Stuff
Thank you for sharing. I had a Maxair Hummer and put 750 hours on it. It was not as versatile as a Firestar or Firefly, but it was not too far behind. In smooth air - 62 mph cruise, and the later vers ...
  Topic: Twinstar Mark III Build Time
Richard Pike

Replies: 2
Views: 1301

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:50 am   Subject: Re: Twinstar Mark III Build Time
Three months to complete building the actual structure, 18 months to cover, paint, wiring, plumbing, etc. Rotax 532. (Since replaced w/582)
  Topic: Centering ULTRASTAR help!
Richard Pike

Replies: 15
Views: 2516

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:09 pm   Subject: Re: Centering ULTRASTAR help!
Years ago my friend Carl had the fabric center section gap seal come loose on his Firestar just as he lifted off, he was a good pilot but it about ate him alive.
  Topic: Oil injection cable
Richard Pike

Replies: 2
Views: 1203

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Oil injection cable
If the end of your cable is bad, you can shorten it a bit as long as you shorten the cable sheath an equal amount. If I remember correctly, this fitting is a perfect fit and quite well made: https:// ...
  Topic: Centering ULTRASTAR help!
Richard Pike

Replies: 15
Views: 2516

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:00 pm   Subject: Re: Centering ULTRASTAR help!
In the video that was linked - https://youtu.be/5ulWECN9dmA - It is hard to tell from the video, but it appears that there is a very high ground speed before lifting off. It is also apparent that th ...
  Topic: Fuel tank vents
Richard Pike

Replies: 9
Views: 2462

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:02 am   Subject: Re: Fuel tank vents
Ducati SS brings up a good point, and it's not just the low pressure - every time the prop passes the aft end of the fuselage you are going to get a pressure pulse. Have no guess as to what that may o ...
  Topic: Fuel tank vents
Richard Pike

Replies: 9
Views: 2462

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel tank vents
I hate to seem persistently dumb, but can you post a schematic, a detailed explanation, or a picture that shows both tanks and the filling system all in one shot? I went to the West Marine page and fo ...
  Topic: Fuel tank vents
Richard Pike

Replies: 9
Views: 2462

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:56 am   Subject: Re: Fuel tank vents
Can you post a picture of how the system fits together? I am not picturing it in my head.
  Topic: Polini Thor 250
Richard Pike

Replies: 2
Views: 1406

PostForum: Kolb-List   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:53 am   Subject: Re: Polini Thor 250
It looks like you will be the first and I for one will be very interested to see pictures/progress. Keep us posted. My partner in the Firefly is also very interested in the Polini.
 
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