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by davevon
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

How much weight do you think you'll save?

Dave
by davevon
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

Interesting. I have the smaller and lighter "Lamb" tires and smaller wheel pants. I also have the very light lithium iron battery. With that I have the B&C 8 amp alternator, the Sky Dynamics magnesium flywheel and the Skytec featherweight starter. I'm using a lightweight plastic industrial caster fo...
by davevon
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

Wow! That's pretty light with a C/S prop. Do you have a starter and electrical system? Was that with the wheel pants and everything?

Dave
by davevon
Tue May 16, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

It looks great!

Any performance numbers yet?

What did the empty weight turn out to be?

Dave
by davevon
Fri May 12, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

Are you using the stock hinge to spar attachment? Are you able to see the front of rear spar and it's integrity with the wing? It looks good, but... The longer hinge adds a significant twisting force to the rear spar. From what Tom Edwards has told me about the conversions he's done I would keep a c...
by davevon
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

Do you have any pictures of the ailerons off the wing? Closeups of the aileron hinges?

Thanks,
Dave
by davevon
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

It's looking great!

Dave
by davevon
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 11631

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

If you look inside Len's Laser the picture I posted should look familiar :-)

Dave
by davevon
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: York Laser Z-2300
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: York Laser Z-2300

There is a "Laser" 200 low wing out there flying and I've heard of low wing 2300 under construction.

Dave
by davevon
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Sliding Canopy
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Sliding Canopy

I recently had some excitement while practicing snaps with my canopy, it popped open and jammed... I had my cell phone with me and was able to get a hold of neighbor to push the canopy back into the track so I could get out. If you have a tip-over canopy you won't have to worry about this one. My ca...