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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Unfortunately that is not the truth, The original Ercoupe was a two control plane, as in no rudder pedals. The rudders and ailerons were cross linked to the yoke with a very conservative range of travel. But post war many and most were converted to 3 control with the addition of rudder pedals...
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    That looks to definitely be a stall, spin. The plane looks to have come straight down through the roof.
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    New Guy From New Hampshire

    I hear you there. Part of me would be happier flying behind a Suzuki or Mitsubishi motor, or properly done Honda which I may go with rather than the Rotax. Nothing against the Rotax but you have one big priority right, there needs to be some money left over to fly the plane.
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    New Guy From New Hampshire

    Good direction to go, The Aeromomentum is a far safer option than the Viking options. The Viking has about the worst intake manifold, plumbing and fuel injection on the market if that matters to you. Some will buy his product even with his many decades of about the worst customer support and...
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    New Guy From New Hampshire

    You might consider getting a few flights in the RV and compare that to the 650. If control system harmony matters to you, you might question the choice of plane to build. If just getting in the air is your main goal, go for what you want.
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    An argument in favor of multi-engine design

    It is somewhat frustrating since 400hp from a turbocharged Hayabusa is not into any unreliable range. I do not know if the clutch that failed was the factory clutch or an overunning clutch in the aircraft gearbox, but the Hayabusa engine and transmission will withstand power in the 900hp range...
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    New GE 1300hp 3D printed turboprop improves efficiency by 15% while reducing complexity

    A good friend of mine has been hired there and is going through training just for that process. I will reach out to him and see what he has learned. He is the one who got me up to speed on the Prusa printer I use. Since being hired he has not been around our chapter activities. I believe hub and...
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    New GE 1300hp 3D printed turboprop improves efficiency by 15% while reducing complexity

    The GE forging plant here in Rutland VT. where most turbine blades are produced is tooling up to produce the additive manufacturing for this new direction of turbines. The plant is 11 miles from my house. Friends of mine who are transferring to this new division are quite impressed with the...
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    Rutan Quickie / Q200, Q1, Q2

    The Q1 I have is 447 powered, a more rounded fuselage with 22 gal fuel tank. This one also has the first customer carbon spar LS wing. I unfortunately do not have all the photos of it but here are a few. This is the inside of the upper tank, we were vacuum bagging our parts at this time...
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    Rutan Quickie / Q200, Q1, Q2

    Quite late to the party here, The canopy on the Q1 should be no issue to source, it was a standard bubble canopy that you cut the front rounded part off and turned the rest around. The steel fitments are very simple weldments, I expect I have two sets of them still since we did not use them and...
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    TIG welding samples

    You asked about torch size, I find little to no need for a torch larger than a #9. I work with a water cooled setup but have a portable inverter rig with an aircooled torch. For the aircooled there are a few lightweight very flexible cables on the market that are a must have. On my portable rig...
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    Wanted Wanted Bede bd5 kit or parts

    Umm, there was no 51% rule back then. This was one of the first comprehensive kits offered. Yes, unfortunately the powerplant and drive were not ready for market but this was pioneering that has led up to the kits we have today.
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    V4 1/2 LS

    You state this Motus motor is based on a GM LS engine, yet there is no dimension or part that is even close to any production GM engine. This looks to be a clean sheet design if not shared tech from somewhere else.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    That plane took off, pitched up, stalled and tumbled end over I believe twice and plummeted straight to the ground. Everyone onboard had a chute on. Not much you can do when the plane is only off the ground a few seconds.
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