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  1. litespeed liked mcrae0104's post in the thread Crashes in the News - Thread.

    Apparently there was no suitable Ferris wheel within gliding distance.

    Oct 18, 2019 at 3:37 PM
  2. litespeed replied to the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    Not that I mind thread drift. And I must admit to drooling over many a early design......... I think we are getting away from our...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 3:20 PM
  3. litespeed liked ScaleBirdsScott's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    Longevity and just straight up class/quality/etc can be a factor here where those numbers don't always add up. I feel like it probably...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 2:31 PM
  4. litespeed liked FritzW's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    This started out as a high wing coupe but turned into a Sportster along the way... [ATTACH] Carlson spars, Sportster gear, (havent...

    Sportster1.JPG Sportster3.JPG Sportster5.JPG Oct 16, 2019 at 11:19 AM
  5. litespeed replied to the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    I like the four tube rear for looks but the three will weigh less.

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:24 AM
  6. litespeed liked erkki67's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    If square Tubing is used and blind-rivets, to enhance strength PR sealant might be used 1750 B2 or 1422 B2.

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:35 PM
  7. litespeed replied to the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    The whole alloy/rivet strength, longevity and making money etc argument- not really relevant if the mission is to be able to build a...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 3:26 PM
  8. litespeed replied to the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    The texas Parasol is more of what I envisioned shape wise but as Erkki Says from tube. The supports for the wing could just be the same...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 1:13 PM
  9. litespeed liked erkki67's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    Even if the bird is not my favorite, the Texas Parasol have many aspects we are talking about here, except it’s not built out of tubing...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 12:57 PM
  10. litespeed liked radfordc's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    As far as durability goes, the original KC Dawn Patrol Nieuports are going on 30 years or so of active service. My Eindecker is a pup...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 12:53 PM
  11. litespeed liked plncraze's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    Goal; a "Volksplane" for the current Ikea trained masses. If you can cut and drill you can have a plane that has more potential than a...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 12:53 PM
  12. litespeed liked FritzW's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    It's all interesting. I just have to wait for the "it'll never work" crowd to run out of gas and move on.

    Oct 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM
  13. litespeed liked Victor Bravo's post in the thread Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread.

    Watch out for that shark, Fonzie! :) If I'm drifting my own thread off into oblivion, it's not intentional. The original purpose was to...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 12:22 PM
  14. litespeed replied to the thread Legal Eagle Question.

    I too have heard of the crystalisation issue here in Australia- we generally do not approve of the glue for Aircraft use in Oz for this...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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