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  1. Austin TX area flight Schools or EAA / USHGPA contacts.

    I have been working with a student with a strong interest in the lighter side of flying. Cessna and Cub type experimentals down to hang gliders and paragliders. She needs contacts in the Austin TX...
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    From above "The book Stick And Rudder by Wolfgang...

    From above "The book Stick And Rudder by Wolfgang Langewiesche is a marvelous look at how airplanes fly from a pilot's perspective (rather than that of an engineer), and offers a number of tips...
  3. You need to long on to...

    You need to long on to http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/forum.php and read the very extensive thread by a Skyboy owner. The site is down for maintenance at the moment or I would link to the...
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    Any reply from EAA staff?

    Any reply from EAA staff?
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    Vince, I started this list several months ago...

    Vince,

    I started this list several months ago and have had little positive response. My proposal does not conform to many of your concerns/requirements but I would be interested in continuing...
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    I would like to invite those wanting UL Swift...

    I would like to invite those wanting UL Swift fuel to fly out of the light sport field and join the down on the farm fun. The T-6 does not fit in very well but most others would do well. Even the T-6...
  7. Thread: Ultralight

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    The HomeBuiltAirplaneS.com web site is much more...

    The HomeBuiltAirplaneS.com web site is much more active and will have many good comments and suggestions.
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    Soarmaster: Your post #9 is excellent and I can...

    Soarmaster: Your post #9 is excellent and I can agree with your analysis. Thank you very much.

    Your analysis begins with the offset thrust line. Please review more Soarmaster characteristics....
  9. You should be able to cut the $1600 down to much...

    You should be able to cut the $1600 down to much less with some searching for a CFI that likes to fly your airplane. I mentioned on another thread two C-150s for $10,000 each that are available....
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    Soarmaster, Thanks for post #5. Looks like...

    Soarmaster,

    Thanks for post #5. Looks like you know what you are doing. Specifically what wing is that? What company were you with (Texas)?

    More details on "In certain flight situations the...
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    You will not regret going for the PPL. That...

    You will not regret going for the PPL. That decision does not need to be made till you go for the written though.

    If you get the third class medical to solo a non LSA that will hold a basic med...
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    The Soarmaster is a basic system. Any two cycle...

    The Soarmaster is a basic system. Any two cycle repair knowledge should get the engine running. Extension shaft may need a new bearing or flex coupling if it even has one. Again should not be much of...
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    Agree. Except written was good for 2 years. No...

    Agree. Except written was good for 2 years. No difference as far as you are concerned. Is the Chinook Plus 2 flyable? If so get the owner to take you for several flights then look for a CFI that is...
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    There must be about a thousand trustworthy,...

    There must be about a thousand trustworthy, aviation friendly people that would love to have a less expensive rental car available.
    Put out a feeler and see if a good exchange can be made. Might...
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    I suspect the 153% was a test to failure. It...

    I suspect the 153% was a test to failure. It amazes me how Boeing can design a wing and then test to failure and it consistently comes out between + 3% and - 0%. Great structural engineers.

    What...
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    Thisadviceisworthles, EAB offers many...

    Thisadviceisworthles,

    EAB offers many advantages, seldom used, to motor gliders particularly in the US.

    There is a proposal for a motor glider version of the Glasair Sportsmen 2+2. Contact me...
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    HBA.com of line again

    It appears that homebuiltairplanes.com has been off line for several hours. Any information if this is true and if so is it perhaps related to the hurricane or expected to be off line for days.
  18. Light-sport aircraft means an aircraft, other...

    Light-sport aircraft means an aircraft, other than a helicopter or powered-lift that, since its original certification, has continued to meet the following:
    (1) A maximum takeoff weight of not...
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    Ultralight Design/Build Interest

    The following is copied from the homebuiltairplanes.com web site where a 2011 ultralight design thread was recently revived. You may want to check it out. A challenge to you all...
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    True. But it is a Powered pedal plane. Much...

    True. But it is a Powered pedal plane. Much faster and more fun in addition to having the capability to make controlled jumps and three axis control. Glider pilots learn the required flying skills...
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    Thanks Cluttonfred, What I propose is to go...

    Thanks Cluttonfred,

    What I propose is to go electric with power to the wheel and eliminate the propeller. Add enough power and wing to allow short crow hops or at least to get light on the wheel....
  22. Thread: Ultralight

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    Nice drawing. Looks like wood construction....

    Nice drawing.

    Looks like wood construction. First order of business is likely to decide on building materials. All airplane type ULs struggle with the 254 # limit. The newer engine options help...
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    I was talking 5 to 10 feet or less. Not high...

    I was talking 5 to 10 feet or less. Not high enough to be dangerous but high enough to get the feel of flaring and cross wind control.
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    You say "near the ground is the most dangerous...

    You say "near the ground is the most dangerous part of the flight." I will add that near the ground is where precision flight control is practiced and learned. That is the reason ground reference...
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    All good comments. Thanks Ron. I am...

    All good comments. Thanks Ron.

    I am considering a concept that would eliminate disadvantage #4 above (including the propeller)and would allow short hops for limited air time but lots of takeoff...
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