Category: AKKA/Tierra

Test mounting floats

I decided to try mounting my Teratorn Floats on my Akka. The tubes needs some fixing before I use them. But I wanted to make sure that the rigging was ok. I have heard that the rigging needs some reinforcement by adding a rear spreader bar. The floats are made of fiberglass and they are quite heavy. One day I will make new ones in wacumbagged carbon fiber and epoxy with divinycell ribs/walls.
Belite aircraft has made foam floats covered in carbon fiber… interesting. .

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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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