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    March 27th, 2017, 11:51 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Piper's New Twin in Hangar Flying
    Looks roadable.
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    March 27th, 2017, 11:36 PM
    Plywood is usually thick enough to not buckle. Use thicker plywood if needed. A few thousands of fiberglass won't do much.
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    March 27th, 2017, 10:27 PM
    I guess one thing I don't really understand about hopping up engines, if the RPM is the same and the horsepower is doubled, that must mean the torque...
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    March 27th, 2017, 09:52 PM
    When I was in Florida flying ultralights with my club n the mid 90's, there was a T-Bird with a replaced double surface wing with foam ribs, Clark Y...
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    March 27th, 2017, 09:36 PM
    That's why an experienced bush pilot pushes the stick forward on a taildragger to put weight on the wheels to make the brakes work.
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    March 27th, 2017, 09:31 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    Runways really should have clear zones for miles off both ends if possible. For safety and fewer noise complaints. No problem when all three runways...
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    March 27th, 2017, 08:06 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Windows in fabric? in Tube and Fabric
    I would have thought poly-tack would attack the polycarbonate? Most paint solvents including gasoline will craze and crack polycarbonate.
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    March 26th, 2017, 11:50 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    Yep, in all the airports I have based my airplane there was only one runway. Just hasn't been a problem. Only once did I land with too much...
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    March 26th, 2017, 10:57 PM
    Ahh, well Don, I hope to get more detailed once I can get my hands on some materials and tools, and am certain just what plane that will be. Coming...
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    March 26th, 2017, 10:44 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    Do airline operators even have any big concern about crosswinds? What is the crosswind limit? What percentage of landings are aborted due to...
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    March 26th, 2017, 10:38 PM
    Maybe you are confusing threads? This thread is about ultralights and has not drifted, as far as I can tell. (Until now)
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    March 26th, 2017, 10:33 PM
    So Don, I was talking about the Ragwing Heath ultralight I started to build, the very same in my first post, until the topic shifted away from...
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    March 26th, 2017, 10:24 PM
    I thought stall was defined as Cl Max angle. On landing you want to arrive and three point as slow as possible exactly right at stall speed for a...
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    March 26th, 2017, 09:22 PM
    So what you meant by "HOME BUILT????" was you'd like me to stop posting, here. PM people instead. And if I do post, only ask or answer questions....
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    March 26th, 2017, 08:05 PM
    Built at home? Not sure what you're asking Don.
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    March 26th, 2017, 07:39 PM
    Although to be fair, Roger did do quite a bit of actual load testing of his design structures. Typical:
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    March 26th, 2017, 06:55 PM
    Tiger, well the wing is stressed to whatever extent the Minimax wing is stressed, since it's a copy.
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    March 26th, 2017, 06:51 PM
    Ir27, adding additional bay is listed as an option on the original plans. The strut attach point is spec'd to move out one bay. An additional...
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    March 26th, 2017, 02:17 PM
    I had extended the wing by an additional bay -- the spars were made for that length. I used the undercambered foil. Both in hopes of reducing the...
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    March 26th, 2017, 02:10 PM
    The storage barn door has been frozen shut for awhile -- ice formed up above the bottom of the door, and I haven't had a need to get in there, but...
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    March 25th, 2017, 11:59 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    Might not be practical for jumbo airliners, but a GA airport could be built on the outskirts of the city and use existing roads to access the city....
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    March 25th, 2017, 10:11 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    The report link is in post #28. With bank angle calculation, etc. I think airports should have straight runways, be set at least 10 miles out in...
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    March 25th, 2017, 06:49 PM
    You can rent a hangar 10 years for $200 a month ($24000). Or recover in 5-10 years, it's your choice. The internal structure might need a thorough...
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    March 25th, 2017, 06:34 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    Yep, landing on the upwind side of a slope in the smooth lift is no problem. On the backside is a downdraft, crosswind or even tailwind in a mixed up...
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    March 25th, 2017, 05:29 PM
    I'd be a little leary of a Midwing with floats, btw. The Midwing is the Heath with the strut height and angle reduced. Unlike the MiniMax, the struts...
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    March 25th, 2017, 05:19 PM
    They're quite different -- the Midwing was a simple adaptation of the Heath, and intended to make ultralight weight. I doubt the prototype stayed a...
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    March 24th, 2017, 10:57 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    But the Indy cars start and slow down on the flat inside. This banked runway would need to be really wide to include a gradual angle decrease to the...
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    March 24th, 2017, 10:05 PM
    Yup, exactly. Stands for electro-mechanical tube conduit. The zinc dissolves off in a couple minutes by just setting a short length of it in a jar or...
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    March 24th, 2017, 09:16 PM
    BBerson replied to a thread Circular runways in Hangar Flying
    Aircraft on the round-about has the right-of-way. Just stay on until the wind is dead ahead. :gig:
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    March 24th, 2017, 05:54 PM
    Yep, on TM, a few years back got a few of his pamphlets, some aluminum and cast iron welding supplies from him. If the weather clears up (supposed to...
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