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    We passed on GoFly mostly because it was obvious...

    We passed on GoFly mostly because it was obvious that no one was going to be able to meet the criteria, some of which had to be met to avoid disqualification. The rules didn't make any sense given...
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    If you do decide to make a gas powered MG...

    If you do decide to make a gas powered MG remember that the barrel and breach block get very hot. Any parts made from plastic that are in contact with them will certainly melt. I used high density...
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    Replica Lewis Guns

    Nice looking replica. There's a group here on the Independence airport building DH-2 replicas and one has flown. To complete the replica I built a gas firing Lewis. Some photos are attached. In...
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    I have upgraded my 70% P-39 mock-up. -Added stub...

    I have upgraded my 70% P-39 mock-up.
    -Added stub wings with main gear legs and wheels
    -Replaced the Mazda engine with a Buick/Rover 215 V-8
    -Installed a Casales reduction unit in the nose
    -Put on...
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    I thought the movie was quite entertaining, One...

    I thought the movie was quite entertaining, One outstanding error was the mountains on the island of Roi. The highest place on Roi-Namur (the Japanese connected Roi with its neighbor Namur with a...
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    It's been all quiet on the EAA Front.

    We had tried to compare it to the chapter owning an ATV and would a participant in the Youth Aviation program be covered riding it off road. It's a stretch,...
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    Sad to say, but you're correct. It would be a...

    Sad to say, but you're correct. It would be a lawyer's field day. That's why we are checking to see if such an activity could be done under the insurance umbrella of the Young Eagles program.
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    I would build a flying version of my 75% P-39...

    I would build a flying version of my 75% P-39 mockup that hangs in my hangar.

    Vince Homer
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    I just discovered this thread and we have been...

    I just discovered this thread and we have been discussing the possibility of doing a Penguin as a youth build. It would also be a great recruiting tool for the chapter.

    Some of the possibilities,...
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    We looked at this contest and came to the...

    We looked at this contest and came to the conclusion there were just to many breakthrough technologies required. The craft has to be a very small, light airframe, the noise restrictions are severe...
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    CVT Test

    I have a rolling test stand that does exactly what d-omber suggests. It has 16 HP engine driving a go cart CVT which drives the prop. The engine runs at 3600 rpm no matter what prop or prop pitch...
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    Where to go next

    What is needed is either test data or a good mathematical analysis. Anything else is opinion. Since I lean toward hardware, I will try to develop some data.

    Vince Homer
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    Cvt

    Removing the variable feature kinda defeats the purpose. As far as weight reduction, the flyweights actually weigh only a few onces. It would appear that without the springs and flyweights the unit...
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    Power and efficiency curves

    Thanks for the reply.

    In the article I show the propeller power absorbed curve and compared that to the engine power curve. I was referring to the efficiency vs advance ratio curves to try to...
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    Hydraulic CVT

    Anybody have any idea how much one of these units weighs or what their operating efficiency is?

    The CVT belt/chain type units appear to be rather heavy. Anyone know what they weigh?
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    As the author of the article I admit bias toward...

    As the author of the article I admit bias toward this concept. If you look at a plot of propeller efficiency vs advance ratio one thing pops out. At higher pitch angles the efficiency curve is...
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