NeW ZealaNd CRICRI
my CriCri took 6 years to complete from plans
purchased from designer Michel Colomban. I
used two 3W engines from RC model heritage.
The engines have dual CDI and produce 22-hp
with tuned titanium exhausts I designed.
Building required an obsession with lightness—
the only way to achieve the 194 pound empty
weight. The primary flight instrument is a Dynon
10A EFIS. The alternator is modified from a
motorcycle stator and fitted to the left engine.
My Cricri is a pleasure to fly, but extremely noisy.
Climb is 1,300 fpm, max speed 130 mph, VNE is
160 mph. First flight was in Dec. 2008. Thanks to
my wife and many others who helped me.
Wayne Butt, EAA 395780; Taranaki, New Zealand;
oRegoN CessNa ag husky
A mAjor projeCt Converting a Cessna T188C
AG Husky to turbine power was completed in
August 2009, after one year of constant effort.
N188HT has been in the experimental category
during conversion and test flights, which we
recently successfully completed. A Rolls-Royce
250-C20S Soloy Turbine-Pac originally designed
for a Cessna 185 conversion replaced the
Continental TSIO-520T. Performance is beyond
expectations. Van Patton II, EAA 598425, from
Keizer, Oregon, flew the initial test flights. A
one-time supplemental type certificate application is in process, at which time a restricted
category certificate will be issued.
Jerral harchenko, EAA 0548419; Salem, Oregon; E-mail:
i finished long-eZ n213mk in early
October 2008. I received my airworthiness certificate on November 12, 2008
(a special request of the FAA as that is
also my birthday!). Did the first flight
on a chilly December 30, 2008. I’ve
completed the Long-EZ as close to
plans as possible. It is running a
Lycoming O-235-L2C at 118 hp. It’s
set up for day/night visual flight rules.
Transition to this aircraft was “EZ”
from the slower Cessnas that most of
us do our primary training in! I would
like to thank Dave Miller, Colin Koebel,
and my wife, Kristine, for helping me
through the building, certification, and
Idaho RV- 10
After more thAn 20 months and 2,300 hours, our slow-build RV- 10 rose to become N552RV on
March 28, 2009. Test pilot Mike Seager did the initial one-hour flight, and it flew perfectly and was
mechanically sound. The plane features an IO-540 Lycoming engine and standard Hartzell constant-speed prop. The glass panel is built around an AF-3500, a Garmin 530, and a Tru Trak autopilot with
three-way trim and includes all the additional equipment for instrument flight rules flying. The cabin is
insulated for sound comfort, and the interior is completely finished. The project was done in my parents’
shop in McCall, Idaho. When it was time to attach the wings, we outgrew the shop and moved to a hangar at MYL. It never would have happened without the help of many people who can’t all be named here,
but nonetheless need to be thanked.
Matt kwiatkowski, EAA 731683; Argonne,
Illinois; E-mail: email@example.com
Russ Bjork, EAA 764219; McCall, Idaho; E-mail:
this is A slightly modified Double
Eagle designed by Leonard Milholland
of Brookshire, Texas. It is a plans-built
aircraft and took 18 months to com-
plete and was first flown on September
25, 2009. Power is from a Volkswagen
1915-cc engine and a wooden prop.
Bud Weddington, EAA 816542
ed Nolan, EAA 374222; Palm Coast, Florida