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See if Gus knows him... @Mooneymite

I think I recognize the yellow bird in Gus’ avatar...

If I’m right... I win a memory award... :)

Best regards,

-a-

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On 5/9/2020 at 11:11 PM, carusoam said:

See if Gus knows him... @Mooneymite

I think I recognize the yellow bird in Gus’ avatar...

If I’m right... I win a memory award... :)

Best regards,

-a-

Yes.  @carusoam You get a memory award, for sure!

That is the 1955 Mite which used to live at Mallards Landing at the same time I owned my Mite.  At that time, it was owned by Dr. Jim Frank; I think he sold it sometime around 06?.  "Somewhere" I have a whole DVD full of pictures of us flying in formation.

I do not know the fellow who owns it now, but it was an excellent Mite restored by one of the best Mite gurus in the country before Jim Frank bought it.

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I should be seeing the current owner again tomorrow, I’ll ask him to join the site and share some Mite activity!

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58 minutes ago, rbridges said:

Those mites look like a blast to fly.  Can you fly with the canopy slid back?

Yes.  The full open position is draggy, noisy and kinda uncomfortable, but there's a detente on the canopy rails which is about perfect.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Mite has a heater, but the stock heater is kinda weak.  Most owners who need heat have enhanced it by wrapping a screen door spring around the exhaust pipe inside the muff to increase heat transfer.  The screen door spring is generally available at Lowes, or Home Dept's PMA section.

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