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  1. I am not sure about asking for help. Since, I am...

    I am not sure about asking for help. Since, I am still not certain about making repairs. Yes the plane will remain in NH ,in storage. I will be returning to FL. around 9/10
    Without having some...
  2. I did not invest any time toward the plane, this...

    I did not invest any time toward the plane, this summer. It remains as the picture. I removed the engine last week and put it on a shelf. The plane will go in a storage . But not well covered . Next...
  3. I have been pondering ,what to do about the plane...

    I have been pondering ,what to do about the plane and all the development of the structural technique. I plan to repair the plane when I return to NH. After that I need a pilot. ANY TAKERS OUT...
  4. Hi all !! I have been wondering if I should post...

    Hi all !!
    I have been wondering if I should post my archive of building photos for the folks here in this forum. There was once an extensive amount of discussion of the build . It was lost when...
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    My original comment was for HAPPYDAN .In...

    My original comment was for HAPPYDAN .In considering going Ultralight with his plane. The 2 cycle engines that are being produced for use in aircraft are improved. Liability has made this happen. One...
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    I did not base my comment on statistics . On the...

    I did not base my comment on statistics . On the observed only. and plain logic . The ultra light era gave many individuals opportunities to create . The fly. Your own data shows a decline in...
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    The 2 stroke reputation is from and earlier time...

    The 2 stroke reputation is from and earlier time when experimentation was without data.That Data gathered from all the bad experience and good , has its roots in today's engines and range of...
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    The extension FAR 103-7 mentioned by Jedi include...

    The extension FAR 103-7 mentioned by Jedi include the exemptions for a seaplane version this pushes the empty weight up as far as 314 lbs . I chose this because I wanted a sturdy airplane and a...
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    While every aircraft has individual differences...

    While every aircraft has individual differences by additional counter measures. Tail size distance from wing etc. Do all pusher aircraft share these adverse effects in the same way ? While one...
  10. The damage is more to how I feel about flying...

    The damage is more to how I feel about flying not so much to the plane. 75067507 the hull folded up onto me and compressed me into the seat. I would not expect the hull to resist breaking like it...
  11. This is not a good report. I crashed the plane...

    This is not a good report. I crashed the plane yesterday. This was like a ground loop . Diving the plane in the nose folded up crushing me in the sandwich. I am sore and bruised,but fine. I have...
  12. A short video of the hydraulic lift in action...

    A short video of the hydraulic lift in action When I referred to the redo of the rear floats again it will be do reduce weight further and to add wheels for to make it amphibious to do away with...
  13. Some of the latest pictures. setting it up for...

    Some of the latest pictures. setting it up for the transport. 74917492 It is ready and I do hope to get it to the lake.
  14. I have it ready to go. I am at the last minute ....

    I have it ready to go. I am at the last minute . I may yet make the lake before I leave for Fl., no I am not taking it with me.7490
    Here I have it hanging from the ceiling ,its not touching the...
  15. 74707471 Its back on the new total weight is...

    74707471 Its back on the new total weight is 296.5 lbs
    That includes all original parts and hardware. That weight may go up a bit or down the electric wire cabling will shorten and something needs...
  16. Yes a combination that over revs is as bad as one...

    Yes a combination that over revs is as bad as one that is over loaded. The engines that are being used have been by trial I assume . Have an optimized rpm with load . In order to maintain cylinder...
  17. They are also designed to load the engine...

    They are also designed to load the engine properly with a given prop. Improper engine loads are a concern for sudden engine failure. Just buying an engine with a redrive not knowing ,what the range...
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    Since I do not know and have not flown a 2 axis....

    Since I do not know and have not flown a 2 axis. What is the recovery from wind conditions that would be making the 2 axis roll suddenly?
    Would this be the time one wished they had ailerons .
    I...
  19. Hi Bob No there is no additional structures ....

    Hi Bob
    No there is no additional structures . The form shape contours and cockpit galley walls are about all there is. Better than a flat stress skin . With kevlar I certainly hope its enough ....
  20. After all the kevlar and resin applied the weight...

    After all the kevlar and resin applied the weight is only 16.8 Lbs. Had I used the high density foam it wold be 26.6 Lb
    It is hoped that by using a full kevlar jacket I will have the strength of an...
  21. After acquiring needed supplies. I did a vacuum...

    After acquiring needed supplies. I did a vacuum bag peel ply using Kevlar . I was not set up for vacuum bagging so I had to get innovative. I had sat in on a carbon fiber forum .I Took note of the...
  22. Waiting on supplies. 7414 The latest stats I have...

    Waiting on supplies. 7414 The latest stats I have the core down to 9 lbs 10 oz. and the ruder pedals to 4 lbs. 3 oz. after removing unnecessary metal tube and drilling weight reduction holes. I also...
  23. Today's work. the tool I used to cut the concave....

    Today's work. the tool I used to cut the concave. 7395 the results 7396 After some sanding and blending 7397 lastly I made cuts to the bottom . I hope I have made a good choice. 7398 When finished, I...
  24. After some carving I have the weight down to 12.4...

    After some carving I have the weight down to 12.4 still in rough needs some more.7391 I'm not sure if many out there want to see how I get the foam cutting done. Its sometimes very difficult ,I...
  25. I got my hands on a rel big foam block. 15X48X192...

    I got my hands on a rel big foam block. 15X48X192 . So I have been at work making templates and carved out a rough core for a new hull. this core weighs in at 15.4 # still and needs more removed....
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