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    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    If you fit with a helmet then me at 6'3" 240# should be just fine. I second the motion on more wing rather than less.
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    Variable geometry turbo

    You could also use your throttle control to simultaneously adjust engine RPM and vane angle. Not sure if it's been done. The FADEC boys laud a single control lever and let the CPU do the rest. So if you have a lever style throttle, figure out the position for take off max RPM. Do the same for...
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    For the Nieuport Builders

    Must be legal in some places: Shoot an M249 Saw out of a Helicopter at Machine Guns Vegas I remember reading about a Floridian who would fly into international waters, gulf side, and passengers would take turns shooting his full auto out the open door. That wasn't a fixed gun like you asked but...
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    Mark Stull - outside the box designer

    That tail reminds me of a paper/straw plane. It flew quite well.
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    Touche, but the point I was making is that one dead jug on an air cooled engine means less power but a good chance you still have power albeit reduced. Contrast that with a liquid cooled engine with one leak. The coolant level becomes critical and your engine seizes and you have no power. I like...
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    Badland F2 kit

    maybe something like this? They say 8 oz.
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    Badland F2 kit

    Is it a coil or leaf spring?
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    "the B-17 literally had a liquid cooled variant that greatly outperformed the air cooled in efficiency" May be true but one well placed round or flack hitting a jug, engine may still run. Same hit on the radiator of liquid cooled, you have only a few moments before it stops. I like both cooling...
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    After market liquid cylinders for Lycoming engines

    Great idea but begs the question, why hasn't this been done and become the norm before?
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    Badland F2 kit

    Glad to hear you are working, many are not. I love the pictures of Chris plopping the whole plane in his pickup bed and driving to the field. His website says that 1/2 VW "may" put you over. There are creative ways to make it legal. Whatever is non-essential doesn't count. For instance, James...
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    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    Click on the closed captioning icon "CC" then click on the gear next to it, select auto translate and choose English.
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    New FAR 103 Merlin Lite from Aeromarine's Chip Erwin

    My dad built an ultra cruiser from plans, even without the canopy it was over. Even without a starter and battery, it was not 103. When LSA opened up he got an N number. I guess you could add a ballistic chute to increase the max but his was definitely over as was everyone else he talked to who...
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    New FAR 103 Merlin Lite from Aeromarine's Chip Erwin

    not talking about the LSA power, the 103 engine seen here
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    New FAR 103 Merlin Lite from Aeromarine's Chip Erwin

    I reached out to Chip and he got back, the "kit" version wouldn't be a whole lot less, maybe 2-3k less. Not set yet, developing. I'm guessing that the single jug engine in the pictures is 2 stroke?
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