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  • Jozinko added a video Adelka
    We flew from Boleraz airport to Krakovany airport.
  • Jozinko commented on the photo Mast Long Range Fuel tank
    I dont know the guys, but I saw on youtube the video description. There are Russian team over LaManche canal. The trike is Apollo DJ trike with Suzuki engine, made by Air Trikes Enterprises Canada www.airtrikes.net. Maybe Vassili can give us...
    Mast Long Range Fuel tank
  • Ken posted on Aussie's message board
    Hi Aussie - welcome to Alltrikes!
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  • Trike Ops commented on the photo Mast Long Range Fuel tank
    Ken, that’s what I noticed too and about the liters or gallons, not sure. Wexfordair is right, the pic is a screenshot I took from a competition. https://youtu.be/gbsShMpxXQA
    Mast Long Range Fuel tank
  • wexfordair commented on the photo Mast Long Range Fuel tank
    There's a number on the trike,  maybe it is used for fuel limited events in competition.  perhaps jozinko knows these guys?
    Mast Long Range Fuel tank
  • Ken commented on the photo Mast Long Range Fuel tank
    Looking close up it looks like there may be a dark line running down the bag from top to bottom. Perhaps the vent? Do you know if that is Liters of volume marked out? or gallons?
    Mast Long Range Fuel tank
  • Trike Ops commented on the photo Mast Long Range Fuel tank
    That is my concern too, I remember that accident report. I'm just curious about the design of this mast tank, wonder if the vent is internal (long pipe from the bottom up). I see 3 fuel lines at the bottom of the tank, one of them might be the vent...
    Mast Long Range Fuel tank
  • Ken commented on the photo Mast Long Range Fuel tank
    Looks neat, but I'm concerned with the positioning of this above the motor. Reminds me of one of the accidents caused by improper fuel tank venting and in flight fire that occurred in Hawaii a few years back.
    Mast Long Range Fuel tank
  • Trike Ops added the photo Mast Long Range Fuel tank to the album Georgia Trike Ops
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    • wexfordair

      There's a number on the trike,  maybe it is used for fuel limited events in competition.  perhaps jozinko knows these guys?

    • Trike Ops

      Ken, that’s what I noticed too and about the liters or gallons, not sure. Wexfordair is right, the pic is a screenshot I took from a competition. 

    • Jozinko

      I dont know the guys, but I saw on youtube the video description. There are Russian team over LaManche canal. The trike is Apollo DJ trike with Suzuki engine, made by Air Trikes Enterprises Canada www.airtrikes.net. Maybe Vassili can give us more info. I think it is in liters add tank

  • Trike Ops commented on a video Out of gas!
    One of the things I like about trikes is the exceptional visibility, specially when picking up a field to put it down. I'm also a fixed wing pilot, but prefer flying trikes or anything open cockpit. Too much metal around you (blind spots) when...
  • Trike Ops commented on a video Looking back at Heňo's training
    Congratulations! Well done. 
  • Ken commented on a video Out of gas!
    Brilliant work Dave. Really fantastic landing and cool head under pressure. I had a flight where I came very close to running out fo fuel myself. I did a trip 2 up from the dry lake south of Boulder City NV up to Valley of Fire near the north end of...
  • Aeroquest Aviation commented on a video Out of gas!
    Ha! I finally got to see the video! Nice landing...all worked out perfectlly if you ask me. Nice to have freinds that have gas...liquid I mean! 
  • Jozinko commented on a video Out of gas!
    Great experience Dave, isnt it?!? :) Thanks for sharing. Its beautiful to know that every situation is solvable.
  • Jozinko added a video Looking back at Heňo's training
    Crosswind and turbulence. Heňo is no longer a student of Rogallo Team. Today he successfully passed the final examination and he became the trike PILOT. 
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  • Gilles commented on a video Out of gas!
    Glad it all worked out, Lesson learned, be possitive about how much Gas you have on board, leave nothing to chance........ Thanks for sharing, Thanks for the ride along.    
  • Dave G added a video Out of gas!
    It would never happen to me.......Famous last words. Im about to air my "IDIOT laundry in public" If anybody learns anything from this video then its worth posting this embarrasing video.
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    • Jeff

      Great job Dave.  Thanks for sharing. Makes us all do a double triple check.

    • ULtrikepilot

      You did a great job Dave.  Yes, it could have happened at a worse time in your flight.  Over the years I have had quite a few engine outs and almost all fuel related but all of them were in true ultralight trikes where total mass and sink rate is lower so usually a bit more time to search for a suitable LZ and landing speed is lower as well.  Hope I never have to deal with an out of fuel engine out in my Scout.  I do periodically practice engine off landings but none of them have been off field.  When I first got my current trike I did as Ken described, adding one gallon at a time with sharpie marks.  I highly recommend doing that for any one that has a translucent tank.  Dave this kind of experience helps to build confidence that you can handle a real engine out, but we should never get so confident that we become complacent with fuel level checks.

    • Darrell

      Wow...good job Dave. Just seeing this for the first time. Very fortunate you had some landing options. 

  • Ken commented on a video Hell's Canyon and the Snake River
    I think the plugin requires Flash - typically not on most phones.
  • Jeff commented on a video Hell's Canyon and the Snake River
    Hmmm, for some reason Im not able to see the video. Any Ideas what Im doing wrong? I can see the comments but the video is just blank.