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  1. John, good info but you responded to a thread...

    John, good info but you responded to a thread that is over six years old.
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    Don't feed the trolls.................

    Don't feed the trolls.................
  3. Minimax, easy to build either by plans or with...

    Minimax, easy to build either by plans or with kits.

    https://www.teammini-max.com/

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    You aren't going to want to take your...

    You aren't going to want to take your brand-spankin' new toy out of service to change out engines....... :D

    Hundreds of new RVs have been successfully flown in Phase 1 with a new engine. I've...
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    I can add that in light of my experience I have...

    I can add that in light of my experience I have advised several builders to buy a new engine up front. Even if the thing has to be financed the peace-of-mind of starting the new-aircraft journey with...
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    This is the classic $18,000 question. A...

    This is the classic $18,000 question.

    A component of this discussion that has to be settled first is how long do you want to fly this engine? Expecting the engine to be serviceable for just a few...
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    Pretty clever. Just make sure the authorities...

    Pretty clever.

    Just make sure the authorities aren't able to use golf carts and Gators for crowd control...... :cool:
  8. Every flight I make is for the purpose of...

    Every flight I make is for the purpose of enhancing proficiency. ;)
  9. I remember that photo. :)

    I remember that photo. :)
  10. Hmmmmm.....looking for something a bit less...

    Hmmmmm.....looking for something a bit less Breezy? :D

    I've liked the Spacewalker ever since I first saw it as a 1/4 scale model.
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    I appreciate your liability concerns and...

    I appreciate your liability concerns and emotional ties. You might consider donating it to someone who would put it on display (restaurant, school, museum, FBO, etc?). A small plaque and photo could...
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    Spare Us From the Zombies!

    Good grief......are we destined to see every thread in the "Hangar Talk" archives brought back from the dead by 2ndsegment???

    Moderators........
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    Apparently insufficient vision was recovered...

    Apparently insufficient vision was recovered post-op to allow seeing dates on threads that are many years old....... :(
  14. Don't see how you could prove compliance with the...

    Don't see how you could prove compliance with the 51% rule without builder logs.

    There are other projects out there that won't have the obstacles associated with this one......keep on kicking...
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    You are asking questions that have complex...

    You are asking questions that have complex answers but one factor to consider is optimizing prop tip speed. This requires an engine with a gearbox unless very small-diameter props are used which are...
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    And therein lies the problem..... ;)

    And therein lies the problem..... ;)
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    Google doesn't know much about the fine points of...

    Google doesn't know much about the fine points of Part 103. ;)

    The AffordaPlane ends up being much too heavy to qualify for 103. See my post above yours for a legal option.
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    He said he wanted to build an ultralight....... ...

    He said he wanted to build an ultralight....... ;)

    To answer the original question---I do not believe it is possible to build a viable powered ultralight for $1500-2000. Just the cost of raw...
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    The water-borne Stewart System adhesive (3M) will...

    The water-borne Stewart System adhesive (3M) will not attack varnishes so your choice of varnish is just dependent on what you want to use.
  20. Well stated.

    Well stated.
  21. OK.....didn't know ops in Canada were under...

    OK.....didn't know ops in Canada were under discussion...
  22. Get up to speed on BasicMed, you may have more...

    Get up to speed on BasicMed, you may have more options than you realize.
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    Occasionally I don't pay close enough...

    Occasionally I don't pay close enough attention....... :)
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    Well.....guess I'm just nuts....... ;)

    Well.....guess I'm just nuts....... ;)
  25. I have read the thread (been reading it since it...

    I have read the thread (been reading it since it was started) and the photo of the interior speaks volumes to those of us who have been in aviation for multiple decades. A ponzi scheme may very well...
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