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    Thanks, that's a relief. I can handle an...

    Thanks, that's a relief. I can handle an acetone wipe-down, and yes, I'm beginning to get from the various system manuals that it's the fabric to fabric bond that's really important. This...
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    Sam, Did you use the Stewart's wash and etch...

    Sam,

    Did you use the Stewart's wash and etch products to prep the raw alum. that airdrome uses for the ekobond adhesive? Or do you have an alternative prep? I'm watching the Stewart videos and...
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    I don't doubt that it works, but I want to see it...

    I don't doubt that it works, but I want to see it and experience working with it before pulling the trigger on ordering a kit. I'm 65, retired, and living on a social security check. So this...
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    Thanks for the information Sam! I'm looking...

    Thanks for the information Sam! I'm looking at the Stewart Systems website -- and I am suspecting that all these systems (ceconite, poly-fiber, and Stewart) are using the exact same 3 weights of...
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    Toxic nature of covering systems?

    I am considering a kit project, and most of them are using one of the "glued, ironed, doped' type systems for their covering. I'm looking at some of the manuals for these systems and am a bit...
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    cavelamb

    I was a cable-braced Hang Glider pilot for 22 years - so I have NO fear of cables, and I see struts as useless weight and extra drag. So I will be building the cable-braced version.

    Bob...
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    Bob (soarmaster)

    well, my impression came from the dates at the bottom of the pages -- the most recent being 2011. 8 years is a long time to leave a business website static.
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    Bob (soarmaster)

    From Sam Buchanan,

    "The biggest decision with the Dream will be deciding which engine to use, choices are very limited if you wish to stay within Part 103. Do your homework, and best wishes for an...
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    Built or flown a Dream Classic?

    Has anyone on the list built or flown a Dream Classic from Airdrome? I'm looking for independent opinions of the design as a flyer (control characteristics etc.) and also about the quality of the...
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    A clarification to this Thread: I am NOT...

    A clarification to this Thread:

    I am NOT advocating a return of this flying system, or that anyone anywhere ever develop a similar system. The Soarmaster plus Rogallo system was a very...
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    The rotation was CCW from the 'point of view' of...

    The rotation was CCW from the 'point of view' of the the pilot ( he can't actually see the prop. when flying). So the torque is trying to lower the right wing when under power, and the pilot holds...
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    Pusher vs. Tractor effect on stability

    I've never thought that the location of the propeller before or behind the center of mass makes any difference in the stability of the aircraft.

    The case I'm describing is very extreme. In the...
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    I own a 1978 Seahawk 190, made by Seagull...

    I own a 1978 Seahawk 190, made by Seagull Aircraft in California.
    Our 1980 business was "Ultralight Power Gliders" of Houston, Texas. The original building was very close to the Houston...
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    This to Dana, I personally witnessed one of...

    This to Dana,

    I personally witnessed one of these accidents. It was during the take-off run. The pilot lost his three smallest toes off one foot. He soon learned how to walk and run without...
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    This to m motorsports, The original Eagle...

    This to m motorsports,

    The original Eagle canard ultralight of 1980 came with these double soarmaster units, and I witnesses one of those early unit propellers blow up during a full throttle...
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    This is to Jedi, Putting any high thrustline...

    This is to Jedi,

    Putting any high thrustline power unit on a modern flexwing or an Atos type glider would be a very bad idea. Modern wings have very little pitch damping (not to be confused...
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    Restoring a Soarmaster

    Hi there,

    I'm new to the forum and posting for the first time.

    I was one of the 'early birds' of the ultralight development. I foot-launched a rogallo powered by a Soarmaster power unit for a...
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