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  1. BTCrenshaw

    AMPERe One stroke engine

    Sorry but I'm with the skeptics here. As several have pointed out, no videos anywhere (the link on their farcebook page goes to page not found), no response to emails at [email protected] asking for more information, not even an auto response to signing up for their news letter, and no news...
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    A year and counting.

    Exactly! Funny as one of my friends married a young lady who came over from India. She's a wonderful person but had this really difficult time understanding how being in debt here in the states was a "good thing" when it comes to credit score. Totally backward from most of the rest of the world...
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    A year and counting.

    Yes indeed. I was blessed back in 2006 when my supervisor at Texas Instruments introduced me to his financial advisor at Ameriprise. I signed up and have never regretted it. My advisor retired and his son took over my account a few years ago. The worst year I've had was over 12% return with one...
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    A year and counting.

    That's great! I just need that laugh on Friday, but I'll take today!
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    A year and counting.

    Exactly the cure - I've dropped from 255Lbs back in December to 214 today, and continue dropping, shooting for 170~180. Much easier on the knees. I also have a recumbent bike and go to the local gym to help with the weight loss, and health. Things are faltering as I get older, so more attention...
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    A year and counting.

    I found out from Peer (see his build in the builders log) for his Badland aircraft the total width with wings folded is about 8' 2" - dang, just larger than my enclosed trailer!
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    Wow, that's excellent. Thank you for taking the time to respond and the detail given. I have a hard head sometimes but this made sense to me. From what I'm understanding - if I have an engine that provides for faster than 55knots, I should get a flatter prop to convert that into better...
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    Thank you for the explanation. I should have realized what I had typed in. Difference in level flight and level aircraft...ie. angle of attack and the control of speed, not altitude. Reading Stick and Rudder and having some issues with understanding the authors explanations.
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    So I'm still having issues then with speed, climb rate, and angle of attack. A plane on level flight has a very low angle of attack correct? So if that plane is maxed out at 55 knots calculated air speed and goes into a climb (greater angle of attack), wouldn't the planes air speed drop and the...
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    Yes, correct as I mentioned ground not air speed. I've removed that incorrect reference. Still missing the point that this could be done on an ICE without linkage. The code for the micro-computer would still need to be worked out, but it's possible and in my opinion something of interest.
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    From my understanding the 1000 feet is the altitude is the accepted testing altitude and speed is adjusted based on if the testing is done at that altitude or not. Meaning the calculation will need to be adjusted for testing at an airfield or where ever at 5000 feet. I'm not sure about your...
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    You're right, my bad on ground speed which would make this more difficult but still possible. The focus though was to be able to climb at maximum allowable speed as well as not break the 55 knot level flight speed. How can this be done by controlling the throttle position and what the engine...
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    Starting a new thread based on some ideas/comments made about Part 103 as it pertains to maximum speed of an ultralight. The comments were that Part 103 covers maximum speed at 1000 feet (adjusted for sea level if needed), with a 170Lbs pilot and what that means when it comes to climbing and...
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    Chip is making progress with the Merlin Lite

    Don't forget, a pilot of 170Lbs. I take that to mean no adjustment just because the pilot weighs more!
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    Chip is making progress with the Merlin Lite

    Totally agree - the chute is "I have no other option, none, zero, zilch". Also agree on the thread, it kind of strayed off subject of Chip getting the Merlin Lite closer to in ultralight pilots hands. It has been a worthy subject and discussion though. Todd
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