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GOING INTO THE FIRST OF THE YEAR  2005

 THE BARR 6 HAS TURNED OUT BETTER THEN EVER EXPECTED
WITH FIRST 150 HR COMPLETED MANY OF THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS HAVE PROVEN TO BE CORRECT OR EXCEEDED

FLIGHT TESTING HAS EXPANDED TO 210 MPH INDICATED

WEIGHT RANGE OF FLIGHTS FROM 3100 LB TO 4150 LB

AIR TEMPS FOR FLIGHTS FROM 20F TO 95F


NEXT BIG PROJECT JAN FEB MARCH

INSTALL AUTOPILOT AND FLIGHT TEST

MY INITIAL STUDY OF AUTOPILOTS WAS IN 1998
AFTER A REVIEW OF AUTOPILOT MANUFACTURERS IN 2004
IT WAS DECIDED TO GO WITH TRU TRAK DIGIFLIGHT IIVS BECAUSE

GOOD FACTORY SUPPORT FOR EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT OWNERS
GPS NAV AVAILABLE WITH HANDHELD GPS
GPSS WITH PANEL MOUNT GPS
DOES NOT USE HEADING BUG ON DG OR TURN & BANK INFO
AUTOPILOT IS STALL PROOF WITH AIRSPEED INFO
ENGAGING AUTOPILOT ALLOWS FOR DIRECTIONAL & VERTICAL SPEED CONTROL
PITCH TRIM INDICATOR
AUTOPILOT FUNCTIONS AS A STAND ALONE AUTOPILOT DOES NOT REQUIRE VACUUM INSTRUMENTS

 


PLANS FOR 2005

INSTALL AND TEST AUTOPILOT

DO FIRST ANNUAL
 
BUILD FLIGHT TIME AND  EXTENDING  ENVELOPE

PROMOTE BARR 6 BY GOING TO ADDITIONAL AIR SHOWS

COMMERCIAL DISPLAY BOOTH AT SUN& FUN AND OSHKOSH

PROVIDE FLIGHT DEMO TO PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS

WORK ON 2006 COST PROJECTIONS FOR PRODUCTION OF
BARR 6 IN PENNA.

GOING INTO END OF APRIL

100 HR & 500 HR SERVICE ANNUAL INSPECTIONS COMPLETED

AUTO PILOT IS NOW INSTALLED AND TESTING HAS BEEN STARTED

WORKING WITH JIM YOUNKIN FROM TRU TRAK
FINISHED DEVELOPING A INSTALLATION  KIT FOR THE
DIGIFLIGHT 11 VS AUTO PILOT

THIS A/P IS JUST ANOTHER REASON FOR FLYING A EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE
IT IS JUST GREAT

CONTROL WHEEL STEERING
GPS NAV
CLIMB AND DESCEND ON VERTICAL SPEED
BUILT IN DIGITAL SLAVED DIRECTIONAL GYRO
DIGITAL TRAK SELECTOR
ALTITUDE HOLD
TRIM SENSING PITCH SERVO THAT ANNUNCIATES FOR TRIM

ALL FOR RETAIL PRICE OF $4,350.00
 

HOWARD LEVY CAME IN FOR PHOTO SHOOT

FLEW BARR 6 AT 120 INDICATED AND SPEEDS  WORKED OUT FINE FOR PHOTO

 

STARTED TO SERVICE  OXYGEN SYSTEM BUT WILL FINISH IN THE FALL

FLIGHT TO SUN& FUN

SO FLIGHT TO SUN & FUN GAVE ME TWO NEW ITEMS FOR BARR 6

FIRST IFR FLIGHT IN BARR 6

FIRST TRIP WITH A/P

SET UP BARR 6 IN EXHIBIT SPACE OUT SIDE BUILDING C

PEOPLE LIKED SIGNS IN FOLLOWING ORDER

2303 USEFUL LOAD

MORE SPEED

Vne 248 MPH
Vc   206 MPH
Va   171 MPH

BIGGER CABIN
CLUB SEATING
WALK AROUND
      ROOM

    KIT
AIRCRAFT
$89,900

OF THE 200,000 OR SO PEOPLE AT THE AIR SHOW
 MOST SAW THE BARR 6 FOR THE FIRST TIME

ALL DAY FROM 7:00 TO 3:00 PEOPLE WOULD SEE THE SIGNS
THEN WALK AROUND PLANE TO CABIN DOORS

THE GRASS WAS WORN OUT GOING TO CABIN

WAITED TILL DAY AFTER THE SHOW TO LEAVE
PHOTO SHOWS EQUIPMENT READY TO LOAD
AND SUN COMING UP AT 7:00 IN THE MORNING
2 HR TO PACK 1 HR FOR PREFLIGHT

TAKE OFF @ 10:00
LANDED IN CHARLOTTE 12:30
TAKE OFF 1:30
LANDED IN WILLIAMSPORT  4:00

CABIN STILL LOADED WITH CAMPING AND EXHIBIT MATERIALS FROM SUN& FUN

LEFT SUN& FUN WITH 4 BUILDING CENTER PROSPECTS
                                           2 KIT BUILDER PROSPECTS

AT  OSHKOSH 2005
FIRST COMMERCIAL DISPLAY AT OSHKOSH
I ARRIVED FRIDAY JULY 22 AND LEFT AUG 1

A LOT OF EXPERTS  STOPPED AND ASKED QUESTIONS AND IN RETURN THEY ANSWERED MY  QUESTIONS

THERE IS A LOT OF NEW EQUIPMENT COMING ON THE MARKET PLACE THAT IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT

 

AFTER TWO YEARS OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE BARR 6 THREE ITEMS STAND OUT AS TO WHAT THEY LIKED

2303 USEFUL LOAD  THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE
 I STATED THAT AIRFRAME IS BUILT OUT OF PREPREG LIKE A LANCAIR BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT CHARLEY RODGERS DEVELOPED  6,000 FT OF GRAPHITE ROD PACKS TO CARRY THE LOADS OF THE STRUCTURE ALLOWING LIGHTER STRUCTURE

BIG CABIN WITH WALK AROUND ROOM
CAME FROM THE USE OF COMPOSITE

SPEEDS     Vne  248mph
                      Vc    206mph
                       Va   171 mph
WITH 210 TT FLIGHT HR TRUE AIRSPEED HAS WORKED OUT TO 195 MPH TRUE
NEED TO TUFF TEST SPEED FAIRINGS TO FIND DRAG AND MAKE CHANGES THIS WINTER
OTHER THEN THIS 11 MPH DIFF THE BARR 6 HAS PROVEN TO BE EVERYTHING THAT I WANTED IT TO BE.
I AM NOW WORKING ON FLYING FINALS AT 80 MPH AND FAIRING AT 45 FOR NORMAL TOUCH DOWNS

NOW THAT DESIGN--TOOLING---PARTS MANUFACTURING---ASSEMBLY----FLIGHT TESTING----UPGRADE OF SYSTEMS 
IS COMPLETE

I HAVE ANALYZED THE START OF PRODUCTION IN PENNA.
AND HAVE COME TO THE END OF THE BARR 6 PROJECT BY MY SELF.

SINCE 1989 I HAVE WORKED TOWARDS DEVELOPING & MARKETING THE BARR 6 , A KIT AIRCRAFT WITHOUT INVESTORS.

I WAS 62 IN JUNE 2006 AND DO NOT HAVE THE ENERGY, WHICH I ONCE HAD, TO SET UP MANUFACTURING OF KITS FOR CUSTOMERS.

THE ASSETS OF BARR 6 MANUFACTURING HAVE BEEN SOLD BECAUSE I CAN NOT DO IT MYSELF.

IT IS TIME FOR MORRISON AIRCRAFT THE NEW OWNERS TO TAKE THE PROVEN BARR 6 INTO MANUFACTURING AND DELIVERY OF KITS TO WAITING CUSTOMERS.

THE DESIGNER AND BUILDER , JIM BARR NOW HAS RETIRED

 

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