Savannah 'S'

Italian designed, all alumunium, STOL aircraft

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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by Rob K » Mon May 02, 2011 12:07 pm

Some pics from Friedrichshafen 2011.
Savannah S Fuse.jpg
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Savannah S Panel.jpg
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by LDV » Mon May 02, 2011 1:33 pm

ONGELOOFLIK !!!

John throttle on the left ?

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Unread post by John Waterson » Thu May 05, 2011 3:09 pm

I see that Leon

I am sure we can do the same for you. Here a photo of the new demo with reg and decals superimposed to give you some idea of what it will look like.

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Unread post by John Waterson » Sun May 08, 2011 5:36 pm

Getting Type Acceptance on the Savannah S is proving rather more difficult than we anticipated. The previous variants were accepted based on the British BCAR-S and FAA LSA-S standards. The only acceptance that we have to work on for the S is the German LTF-UL. So far one month since we started and we have an aircraft complete and not able to fly.
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Stall with flaps 30 mph Ph 043 7321 321
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by Rob K » Sun May 08, 2011 7:34 pm

LDV wrote:ONGELOOFLIK !!!

John throttle on the left ?

Leon
Why do you want to put the throttle on the left Leon?

You going to end up cross-handed trying to change frequencies and so on.

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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by John Waterson » Mon May 09, 2011 9:06 am

Hi Rob
Leon has opted for dual sticks, he wants the same configuration for left and right seat. Like me, he is uncomfortable with reversing hands (throttle and stick) when on the co-pilot side. take a look at Skykit's solution to pedal position.
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Stall with flaps 30 mph Ph 043 7321 321
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by Callie Calitz » Sat May 14, 2011 11:40 pm

:D Baie bly ek het hierop afgekom, die "S" gaan n wenner wees en teen die genoemde prys kyk ek met ander oe na die mark!
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by John Waterson » Sun May 15, 2011 7:47 am

Mooi ne ! :)
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Stall with flaps 30 mph Ph 043 7321 321
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by LDV » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:36 pm

John

Type Acceptance , perhaps you must take a trip to JHB and connect with the guys that design and build aircraft in seven days and fly them around the world !!! They seem to have very good connections.It seems to me that you guys are part of the LAST OUTPOST !

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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by LDV » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:58 am

John

Photos of completed S PLEASE !

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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by Agent Cooper » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:53 am

John something I picked up from the pix in Deutschland by Rob is that now there are 2 joysticks, that I like is that to be standard in all "S" models.
Must say I also like the throttle on the left but the flying from the right seat I also want a left hand throttle.
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by ACE MAN » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:10 am

JW airborne in +-20m! FAWR
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by AndyCAP » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:37 pm

Take a look at Skykit's solution to pedal position.
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Hi John can you explain the significance of this pedal arrangement? Thanks
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by John Waterson » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:09 am

Hi Andy CAP
The Savannah seats are not adjustable so you are left with two options if you don't fit comfortably into the cabin with respect to seat - rudder pedal distance. Either you pack in foam pads behind the seat, but this has limited effect as you will shorten the seat base if you pack in too many. Or you make the rudder pedal assembly adjustable back and forth which is what Skykits have done. We have a similar arrangement should a customer require it. This is of course if the three optional fixed positions are not suitable to the customer. Where the adjustable pedals are realy useful, is when the aircraft is being used as a trainer and pilots and instructors of different heights are using the aircraft. Like when you get into your motor car after you wife has adjusted the seat.
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Re: Savannah 'S'

Unread post by AndyCAP » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:17 pm

Thanks for the clarification John.

In my case Ideally I would want a footwell box built into the engine compartment to move the pedals even further forward !!:oops:

A few years ago I got into Rob K's Savannah VG XL. Can you recall if his plane hat the pedals in the most forward position, Or would there be scope to move them forward a bit more ?

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