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Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Frog » Fri May 12, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi All
I have one, now I need to learn to fly aeros. Any suggestions?
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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sat May 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Are these aircraft rated for Aeros?
From what I recall there is no riblacing holding the fabric to the 10mm wide ribcaps only glue.

Might be an issue with high G loads 8-[

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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by happyskipper » Sat May 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Aerobatics - in one of these? Or do I have the wrong aerie?

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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun May 14, 2017 4:42 pm

That is the correct aerie .. and they are aerobatic as far as I know ... as I have seen one doing aerobatics ... a very noisy and slow affair :)
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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Frog » Mon May 15, 2017 4:18 pm

+6-4 Gents. Yip it's fully aerobatic. Built in Russia. Often used as crop sprayer. Strong as an ox. Beautiful in the air but a handful on the ground
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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Theuns v V » Mon May 15, 2017 4:48 pm

I was not refering to the structural strength of the plane, I was more wondering of how a 6G pos loading will act on the fabric that is attatched to the thin rib caps with glue only.
I Recovred an Aviatika top and bottom wings many years ago and know how strong the internals are. I was however rather interested to see that a 1980's model built in the Ukraine IIRC was covered with cotton still and it was not in good strength anymore.

The reason for the riblacing is to mechanically tie the fabric to the ribs to stop it from departing the capstrip and balloonig.

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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Frog » Wed May 17, 2017 3:56 pm

Who know Theuns. The covering seems helluva strong but maybe it's not. I have no idea how to tell. These aeries are often used as crop sprayers so they are tough as hell. The aery isn't much more than 20 years old max.
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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Theuns v V » Wed May 17, 2017 4:13 pm

I also recovered 2 Aviatika Bekkas russia microlight cropsprayers also had cotton on it and the chemicals really made a mess of the fabric :(

Anyway, have fun :)

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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Justus Venter » Wed May 17, 2017 6:32 pm

Have you flown aeros before?

My suggestion is to get some aerobatic exposure in a Pitts or something similar before trying it on your own.

Then contact Dick Jacobs, he has many aerobatic hours in the Aviatika. He can give you a good brief.

PM me if you need contact details.

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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Frog » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:30 am

Lot of fun
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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Frog » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:07 am

Let me not kid anyone... I have done close to zero aerobatics in it and I don’t have the testi to do so. Wish had the confidence.
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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:45 am

In my view it has nothing to do with being "brave" to do aeros , you NEED training to do it.
Just go fly with someone in an aerobatic plane and see how much of an "onslaught on the sences" it can be. Just being PAX is not so bad sometimes but getting super dissorientated and having to correct the plane without training in my view is looking for trouble.

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Re: Aviatika Mai 890 single

Unread post by Frog » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:01 am

Know of anyone at Brakpan Springs that can train me a bit? I’ve been in a Yak with Stu for 40 minutes and a mad bastard in a chipmunk so I know the feeling pretty well. Can’t say I love it but I think the Aviatika would be slower and more gentle... anyway

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