Category: AKKA/Tierra

Swedish Akka history article

I found this article in a old UL magazine from 1990. It is a story about the biggest swedish ultralight flight club, Swedish Ultraflyers, that started flying with Tierra2 airplanes and later had them modified into Akka versions. My airplane Se-YIB is mentioned as the one that had the most time in the air, and it was one of the 2 first airplanes that they bought.
Einar Edlund was a pioneer in swedish ultralight flying, and he was the one helping swedish ultraflyers to become the biggest. Sadly he passed away in a ultralight airplane not so many ears ago when he was teaching a new pilot emergency landings.

Anyway,  here is the article:
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Comradio installation continues

After several days of hard thinking and a lot of soldering, it is time to bring the stuff to the plane and try it out. It worked nicely and I was able to hear the tower clearly from inside the metal hangar. The tower was pleased with my transmitting also.

 

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I am trying out the wonder- whip antenna. It is a dipole- antenna made of only a coax cable. It is described here: http://www.xplorer.co.za/wonder-whip/index.html

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First taxi

This was not easy! First of all I need to take some lessons in flying whit steering wheel, because I am used to stick flying. Also I need to practise more taxi whit taildragger airplane. I belive I neet to tighten upp the rudder and tailwheel wire tension. I was realy surprised when the airplane lifted off the ground when I was taxing down the runway. A got a little panic and then realized that I need to learn the wheel steering.

 

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Trailer inspection.

Today my trailer passed the registration and technical inspection. The engineer hade a good time inspecting the cirkus caravan as he said. But he was pleased about my work.
Now its just the dam swedish aviation authourity that needs to get their thum out of their as and sign that permitt to fly paper!

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Airplane trailer

I need a trailer. And it needs to be a closed one. So I bought a cheap caravan chassie and found my old party tent. Next I went to the metal dealer and got some roof sheets that they wanted to get rid of. The hole think has costed me about 5000kr (500euro) in material costs. Next week I am going to do a new registration certifikation. It costs 1400kr. Anyway, I am building just what I need for a fare amount of money.

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Next I am going to mount the wing storage mounts and some attachments in the floor for the fuselage. Later I will make a foldable table in the front with some toolboxes under and a small door to get in from the front.

Jag är ett sätt att tänka.

Weigh & balance. Heater.24h.

The plane came out spot on the C/G, 86cm!

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And I am installing the heater in the front. It is a small water cooler and a computer fan.

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I am also going to paint some nice pictures on the tail and body. On the fin I am going to paint the goose Akka and it’s friend Nils Holgersson riding on top. Akka is named after the goose in Selma Lagerlöfs story about Nils Holgersons journey across Sweden.

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And on the cabin behind the aft windows, the ducktales.

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Jag är ett sätt att tänka.