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  1. Hot Wings

    The rise of FrankenEngine - An engine for the VP-21

    Hope one of those projects, that you can't say too much, about bears fruit. :beer:
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    New glider design

    I can't say I never posted anything on RAS but I was a full time lurker. Compared to RAH, RAS was a pretty mild and conservative bunch.
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    Trailer Design - Resources?

    Yes, and this is one of the advantages of the air springs. The builder can set the ride height with the static pressure and the spring rate by varying the volume of the system using an accumulator tank. I've not seen it done (doesn't mean that it hasn't) but I suppose one could also use a...
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    UN hails end of poisonous leaded gas use in cars worldwide

    ....85 minutes of life span it takes to say what could probably be presented in less than 10 minutes? (haven't, and won't, watch) In 85 minutes I can mow the lawn, sharpen the blade and change the oil on the mower. Some of these YouTubers need to decide if they are offering entertainment or...
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    The rise of FrankenEngine - An engine for the VP-21

    That can now can be measured in millennia. << >> $$/power/weight. If we could only decouple the numerator from the denominator (s).
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    New glider design

    delete I remember reading some posts on RAS from a guy with similar opinions in the distant past...................life does tend to change us. :beer: I like the term 'sponsored L/D'. 👍 It isn't limited only to electric and is an option that gets dismissed way too easily by the 'purest' IMHO.
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    Thread Drift

    Then why not use a cascade system? The only limit would be the rate of replenishing the system between customers. The cylinder swap behind the customer interface could all be automatic.
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    Trailer Design - Resources?

    I'm afraid it is a never ending affliction. If not you - than someone else. Looks to me like it is a mechanical version of the Mini Hydrolastic suspension? Not the best explanation but it kind of gives the basics:
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    Trailer Design - Resources?

    Can't you call it a homeless shelter and just leave it wherever you want !?! .................not much sleep last night and haven't had my - tea - yet. :popcorn: Spent a considerable part of the night designing in my mind a single legged suspension system for a sidecar to attach to a motorcycle...
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    Trailer Design - Resources?

    Try this: https://www.augc.org.au/docs/73426_AUGC-TrailerDesign.pdf
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    UN hails end of poisonous leaded gas use in cars worldwide

    Someone needs to start a thread discussing the alternatives, both existing and near term, for replacing 100LL with a liquid fuel that is practical and cost effective for the average general aviation owner. Leaving for work now, wishing I had an electric motorcycle with a side car for the...
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    Basic Configuration for a "Safe" airplane

    .......yet. Hadn't considered the ground/taxi phase. I'm guessing that if autonomous aircraft become the norm the verbal link will be replaced with a standard digital based one? We could probably use such a system for human piloted aircraft.
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    Trailer Design - Resources?

    Other than the "tubular' part I think he is describing what is shown in post #66 + #68?
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    Basic Configuration for a "Safe" airplane

    I come at this from the other side - the DARPA autonomous jeep project. Compared to that challenge drones were considered little more than 3D Rumbas by the teams. I'm not trying to trivialize the task of creating a safe man rated autonomous aircraft but there are a lot more impromptu variables...
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    Basic Configuration for a "Safe" airplane

    I don't think we have to worry about that in our lifetime for either cars or aircraft - though I'm not to sure about aircraft since they are are orders of magnitude easier to automate. City dwellers may see personal transport eliminated completely in favor of automated public transport vehicles...
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