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Garry Morgan

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Garry Morgan last won the day on October 6 2013

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  1. Garry Morgan

    Morgan Joey

    First the joey is not a KR the joey has 7 feet more wing span, 1 foot more tail span and a much longer fuse. Yes it is based on a kr , less elevator movement, there are a lot of very good aircraft out there, but the control system set up has let them down. the joey is more like a normal aircraft, if normal is the word to use.
  2. Garry Morgan

    Morgan Sierra safety

    If you are going to bag the product , please get your facts right. First if you crash your car into a tree don't winge if it brakes. This is what you are doing, the nose legs don't just brake. The Cheetah you talk about, you failed to say it stalled from 30'. Yes it will brake the nose wheel and this was the first time a main under carriage has broken, what else do you expect. Also the nose leg is not a KR leg. The KR leg is a lot longer and thinner wall. The other time down south it went into a hole. The other times legs broke the pilot is to blame not the aircraft . I know how hard you have to hit it on the ground to bend it. And i may say not every one will tell the truth what has happened. The elevator must be mass balanced, the stiff elevator is not the cable, but the trim. Do not fit a anti servo tab to any of the Morgan aircraft. It will destory the nice trim handling. The moving of the undercarriage is needed on the cheetah because it was sent out in a kit for the 2.2 Jabiru motor not a Rotax . Going from 130lb to 170-185lb does change the weight on the nose wheel. It can be moved 50mm foward in the normal set up. which will allow the nose to be held off at 20 kts. The reason the mains are where they are, is so when both pilot and passenger get into the aircraft it doesent fall on its tail.
  3. This week I had the Cheyenne out a few times, yesterday is was pre frontal lift with streeting, David and I took off after less than 5 min of motor we shut it down at 2500'climbed to cloud base about 3k and flew up the street taking a few climbs ,went up the valley to mt george, and then followed another street toward the coast , then did a glide back to taree, it is oftern hard to get a full turn in lift here but the day was one of the best ive had around here. We didnt go that far but for a heavy touring motor glider 1.6hr no motor on the coast is ok in my book.
  4. Garry Morgan

    Designing a glider

    Sorry i didn't make it clear, that Adding a motor in the design ,not adding one after the aircraft is built. Also it would have to be a retractable motor of it would have a big difference in performance
  5. Garry Morgan

    Designing a glider

    You can have your high performance and add a motor, if fact the extra weight of the motor is an advantage as the conditions gets stronger. as adding water ballest, or the designer has a little bigger wing area for the weight of the motor.
  6. Garry Morgan

    Designing a glider

    A free wheeling prop will still have more drag, depending on what performance one wants, and what type of flying you want to do. I find it surprising how small things can cause so much loss of performance. After flying wood gliders for over 35 years and having flown modern glass ships I now want better performance, but having said that I did two flights at christmas in my wood SF27m about 500km and did one this season at 82KPH the SF is 34-1 LD
  7. Garry Morgan

    glider development

    I will be handing over the business to someone who may kit the Cheyenne, The wings on the Cheyenne are in 4 pieces and the outer pannles are removered in 8 min each day to get it into the hangar. this is done on my own ,I have a wing sadle in the middle of the wing, when the two bolts are removered the wing comes off and turns vertical and wheeled in the hangar.
  8. Garry Morgan

    glider development

    Yes I am moving out of this country ASAP. The business will keep going as I will be handing it over to someone, as about 100 aircraft need to be supported. I will be flying gliders in the southern alps and chasing the mountain waves. It has just got to silly in this country.
  9. Garry Morgan

    Designing a glider

    If you have a fixed motor not retractable, you can reg. it RAA if its not,rego is with GFA and a lot of paper work. It comes down on what performance you want and what you want to do with it. With any home built the more you do your self the cheaper it is .
  10. Garry Morgan

    glider development

    The Cheyenne is flying, and the test flying complete and now passangers have been carried and have thermalled up to cloud base at easter. With the 80hp Jabiru it climbes at 700fpm and in a long climb the motors gets colder, so no over heating problems. With the weight the rool is a little slower be have found it is normal for this type of aircraft.it will easly cruise over 100kts at 60% throttle. A trailor is being built so it can be shipped to NZ where i can chase the wave
  11. Garry Morgan

    Feed back wanted

    Canopy fitted hinged, taken mold off canopy to mold window. many many small mods to make every thing work as it should. Most of the fuse is done . The fuel tank shape is very strange to fit around the BRS U/C and steel frame. Not to far to start the wings after testing the spar joint 75% out and outer section.
  12. Saturday I did a 320km in my SF27m adv. 80kph 10,500' best day for a long time. west waylong next week for 2 weeks hope to do some good flights .
  13. Garry Morgan

    Feed back wanted

    Progress is the motor and doors are working, the electric U/C is now going well. The canopy was cut into the glass frame today the frame was a big job getting all the form work in place to lay it up. A few more weeks fine tuning parts to work better. Then the wings can be constructed. These will be the easier part of the build, I've found the building of the tail and fin foam sandwich construction easy going and the biggest problem with glass is the finishing. But with the 60ksqm foam which is very hard holds its shape, when the glass is layed over it using a straight edge to pull the resin over gives a good lay up and very flat. Just a layer of filler sanded off with a machine sander ( im getting to old for hand work) the finish was good enough for high fill . The idea is not to have much filler on the job as this shrinks at different rates and you lose the 4 thou roughness after a few months required for laminar flow. Most if not all parts have been made at least two - three times to make it all work some jobs have been done 20-30 times. By the time it goes to planes all will have been worked out to make everything fit and to be able to work around components. it is a very tight fit for all parts in the wing motor area. The tail has come out heavy but that is learning what is needed.
  14. Garry Morgan

    Glider wing for Cheetah/ Sierra

    Good home work,We need more freedom.
  15. Garry Morgan

    Morgan Cougar Mk 2.

    With a 120hp 125-130kts sea level, for 150kts you will need a 0-320 150 hp.
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