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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Miles View Post
    Thanks Dana - I'll check those out. Not quite sure how I'll post things, Is this not a good place to do that? I just bought a 36hp Subaru 4-stroke, so onward and upward...
    Posting here is fine, I just suggested those other sites because that's where most of the ppg pilots hang out, lots of expertise there.

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    Ok, the engine, prop, redrive, and bearing puller is in the mail. I'll post some pics when I get them. Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Miles View Post
    Ok, the engine, prop, redrive, and bearing puller is in the mail. I'll post some pics when I get them. Michael

    What part of the country are you in Michael?

    Grazhopper is a nice machine. http://www.airparamo.com/equipment/t...azhopper.shtml
    Last edited by jedi; 09-06-2017 at 09:14 PM.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by jedi View Post
    What part of the country are you in Michael?

    Grazhopper is a nice machine

    I'm in eastern NC. I'm building a Quad - are there plans or kits for a quad grazhopper? I'm building a quad because I think they are safer. I saw a trike crash and flip over on its side during landing, and I'd like to have the extra ground stability of a quad. I also want all the advantages of a 4-stroke engine

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    OK, I think what I'll do is use this thread to document the overall project, and I'll post links to specific questions I ask in other threads. Here's the first one on swapping for sealed ball bearings in the wheels:

    http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?...pping-question

    Michael

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    Picture of engine and seat on lift cart with wheels. Note the front wheel has the new sealed ball bearings.
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    Redrive unit and 59 inch prop:
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    OK, I emailed Ashton Brunner at http://flygreeneagle.com/ about plans for the Green Eagle PPG, and will let you know what the scoop is.

    Michael

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    Michael;

    You look well qualified in the design/build department. I see no problems and the tandem wing will do well. OK if used should do fine. After soome work with it you can have it inspected for airworthiness.

    I strongly recommend getting some instruction when the time comes. Another pilot if not a PPG/CFI. You will drive yourself crazy otherwise and brake a lot of expensive equipment. I am on www.homebuiltairplanes.com post there also. Contact me at HBA when nearly ready to fly if you have no other instruction.

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    Hi folks:

    Just wanted to bump the thread. I've been on hold due to financials (as is usual with this hobby), but I've been thinking (still free). I spoke with Ashton Brunner, and he gave me a lot to think about. In particular, it seems like I won't be able to bend the frame myself (requires specialized expensive equipment), but I may be able to buy a frame alone from him. He said I've got a good engine for the application. In addition, I'm waffling between the paraglider and powered parachute wing. I'll post the latest thoughts and info soon.

    Michael
    Last edited by Michael Miles; 04-24-2018 at 05:35 PM.

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