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Thread: LSA 2-place biplane - Sherwood Ranger

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    LSA 2-place biplane - Sherwood Ranger

    Here's a link to the prior thread on this subject:
    http://tinyurl.com/sherwood-thread

    Just wanted to bring it up again here in case anyone else is interested. I'm building a Sherwood Ranger. 2-place, fuselage & tail is largely riveted aluminum structure with wood in the wings. If you want to find out more:

    My site: http://spoonworld.com
    Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sherwoodbuilders/
    Factory site: http://g-tlac.com

    I'm not selling anything. Just a builder looking to connect with other builders and/or those that just might be interested in finding out more. Also, feel free to jump in if you've got any experiences with the type...

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    After many months of making parts, starting to get some stuff attached together...
    Center "box", to which all else attaches:
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    Adding out forwards:
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    Passenger seat mock up:
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    Murphy's 13th: Every solution breeds new problems...

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    Dead sexy airplane!

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    Would love to get a LSA biplane to the National Biplane Fly In. http://www.nationalbiplaneflyin.com
    Jim Clark, Chairman National Biplane Fly In, www.nationalbiplaneflyin.com. Currently flying: 1929 Waco CSO, 1939 Waco EGC-8, 1946 Piper J-3, 1955 Piper PA22/20, 1956 Beech G35, 1984 Beech A36 & 2001 Vans RV9.
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    After another month or so, thinking, "man, that was a lot of tubes". And "Oh yeah. Now THAT's a lot of tubes..." Only hundreds more tubes to go where that came from...
    Right side:fuselage5_15.jpg
    Forward looking aft:fuselage5_17.jpg
    Aft looking forwards:fuselage5_20.jpg
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    Is that all just riveted gussets, no welding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark View Post
    Would love to get a LSA biplane to the National Biplane Fly In. http://www.nationalbiplaneflyin.com
    Jim, there has been one there for the last two years and hoping for a third if the weather is decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malexander View Post
    Is that all just riveted gussets, no welding?
    Riveted or bolted. There are a few welded steel parts, but not many. Rudder pedals, a couple of landing gear parts, and the engine mount. Probably could come up with non-welded Al rudder pedals if you wanted to really minimize the welding.
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    Hi Eric, looking very good.

    We have been doing a lot of work since you purchased your plans. At this time we are working on gaining German approval at this time which is rigorous to say the least and we are testing the complete airframe including a ballistic recovery system. We have a new version which is aerobatic , it is a tow seater but for aero's we have limited it to single seat and we have made significant production changes to kits making them much faster build. Two new Fast Build kits are no on line and with the fast build option we alodine all of the components assembled, this offering outstanding corrosion resistance. We have invested in a large format CNC router which means more kit components are coming out finihed size with just fettling required by the builder.

    Our motor offering has also increased we now support Jabiru 2200, Rotax 582, VW, BMW conversions, UL260i and soon we will be distributing and supporting D Motor, a motor we feel will be the next generation of lean burn reliable performance motors.

    We are looking to have a US Distributor, if you know of anybody we would be interested to start discussions. It is fair to say that we are not the cheapest, we never will be bearing in mind the amount of engineering that goes into a kit and the amount of testing and support for builders we do offer genuine value for money and a guaranteed high quality finished aircraft.

    Cheers

    Paul

    PS the U channel yu have between the FP5's is upside down, the open side should face upwards

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    There you go, Al rudder pedals.

    Paul - thanks for the comment on the channel at FP5. I'll check the figure and drop you an email - I believe it may be shown "U" or "n" in different figures.
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