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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    I am building an Asso V, otherwise known as a Champion V. Homebuilt Homepage - Kits & Plans - S. Littner - Champion V
    I will be completing the rudder this spring. All the other components are ready for hardware and skinning. Unfortunately
    I will have to start renting a hanger to start assembly. I have a corvair engine ready to go unless something better
    comes along. Although I could build mine with retractable gear, I've decided to keep it fixed. I've also redesigned the
    part behind the seats to hold luggage. It seems ridiculous to have a plane that can take you all across the county, but
    not a change of clothes.
    Ron

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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTAi

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    Could we see some sketches? Sounds interesting.
    Well there ya go, sorry for the poor drawings.......

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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    I just finished a complete rebuild of this 1972 BD-4, including installing the Lycoming IO-360-A1A engine, Hartzell HC-C2YK constant speed prop, a new set of metal wings (components from Bede Corp) to replace the aging fiberglass units, and taking the fuselage back to bare metal for a complete repaint.

    It's a going little machine, too, just like Jim Bede advertised. I flight plan for 160 knots TAS at altitude, and saw 160 knots IAS/172 knots TAS on a recent speed run. All that's left is to fair the landing gear and brakes and I'll reach the advertised 200 mph to speed... probably more!

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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    If this is OT just delete this but I need to finish repowering a 1962 Valco jet boat with Mercedes diesel power. It's riveted and welded aluminum so it's sort of aircraft like. After that I'll have space, time, and funding available for whatever cheapy UL I find. I'm leaning towards a RagWing Ariel with Kawi FA440 power because I have one. I might need to find adjustable scales for the obvious reasons.

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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    I am building debt and an developing an attitude.
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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    Quote Originally Posted by jjbaker View Post
    I am building debt and an developing an attitude.
    DEVELOPING an attitude? I thought you had that fully developed long ago.
    Voyeurger
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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    Quote Originally Posted by Voyeurger View Post
    DEVELOPING an attitude? I thought you had that fully developed long ago.
    Yup. How's the Bearhawk coming, man? Long time no hear.
    Jason J. Baker
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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    JJ,

    PMing

    Gary
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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    Quote Originally Posted by Voyeurger View Post
    JJ,

    PMing

    Gary
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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

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    Turbo Prop C-FRGU

    I just completed my 12th "One of a Kind"Experimental!
    ( I've successfully been using "Pazmanys Cookbook"for all of them)

    I spent 3 months in the spring of 2007 to design her and building was started 2008, as we are spending the winters in Texas I can only build for 6 months per year. Also, she would have been completed earlier but I ran out of Mad Money.

    Here's some data:
    A/C Gross weight 4400 lbs
    A/C empty weight 2100 bs
    Length 36 ft
    Wing span 42 ft
    Seats 8

    Powered by a Walter M601D
    Propeller Avia V508D, 3- blade, 98"dia.
    Aircraft is now on Wipline 4500's

    Testflying is to commence in the end of this month, if all the ice is off our lake.
    All my previous designs have been testflown on floats. We have a lakefront property
    at Setting Lake MB. The lake is 40 miles long and 2 miles wide, so it's perfect for testing floatplanes.
    Last edited by craftsven; May 20th, 2011 at 12:51 PM. Reason: additional info.

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ID:	12554 I`m going to finish this Lazer 200.

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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    Actually, I'm not building... But I am designing. The current (and hopefully last) incarnation is a side-by-side two-seater. Think of a Gardan Supercab, with an all wood construction, covered in Dacron. Only the spar caps and maybe some other highly stressed bits in carbon. The engine is a converted motorcycle powerplant. Aerobatic (+6.5/-4G, including snap manoeuvres). Folding wing. I'm willing to sacrifice quite a bit of range and performance in exchange for that.

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    Re: Tell us what you are building!

    Doing an auto-engine conversion on a Grumman AA1B, using Chev V6 4.3 ltr engine - turning out to be a longer job than expected - ever heard that before?

    See Growing a Grumman - AA1B with Chev V6 Motor for the whole catastrophe!

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