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  1. Michael Silvius

    Is that an ALCO Sportplane?

    https://maine.craigslist.org/avo/d/hallowell-vintage-airplane-tail-dragger/7389897817.html
  2. Michael Silvius

    What's in your hangar or workshop?

    This This example is a very early one so it still has the wash out built into the spar and the original six foot wingtips from the dihedral out as the Jodel. Later models went with the simpler Falconar (no washout) spar and washout was achieved purely via rib placement. Wingtips from the...
  3. Michael Silvius

    What's in your hangar or workshop?

    Fair enough. I never participated much there just read what those before me had done and tried to learn what I could. I was lucky enough to score one of Tracy's redrives from his last production run.
  4. Michael Silvius

    What's in your hangar or workshop?

    I am thinking a long pipe under the fuselage with a mufler as they do in some Swiss aircraft.
  5. Michael Silvius

    What's in your hangar or workshop?

    I've been following the Rotary Fly-list for many years now and it seems to be a consistent issue. Tracy no longer makes his ECU. And rather than try and forge new ground in an area I know nothing about for now I'll go with what I understand. Later that may change. I am not looking for max hp out...
  6. Michael Silvius

    What's in your hangar or workshop?

    While EFI might be most efficient and provide more power it tends to be the major teething problem on these rotary conversions. And not being the sharpest pencil in the box I'll stick with the problem I can figure out for now. Later as I get smarter that may change. My original intention was to...
  7. Michael Silvius

    What's in your hangar or workshop?

    Keeping it simple. Gravity fed carb to be mounted low on the firewall. Adapted the more compact and lighter waterpump from a later Renessis engine to the 13B in order to move the engine back enough to keep the prop flange where it was intended to be with the Lyc/Cont engine setup.
  8. Michael Silvius

    What's in your hangar or workshop?

    Gathering dust in the barn, an orphaned Jodel/Falconar F-12 acquired about ten yeas ago
  9. Michael Silvius

    Scattering Ashes?

    I have never done it myself, but have been told by those who regularly did, that they would use a hose hanging out the vent window and use the other end of the hose to vacuum the remains out of the box. Might be worth a test run with a couple pounds of cornmeal or sand first .
  10. Michael Silvius

    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    I first read about him over ten years ago. The orange rig was his first attempt and that did not end well. It wound up as an outdoors display at an art museum before being rebuilt due to patron complaints and some vandalism. Note the unconventional landing gear suspension...
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    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    Externally they both look like someone asked a six year old to draw a airplane. Perhaps that's the appeal. Not sure that the orange one made it beyond a few hops in the air somewhere in the deserts of Morocco before he pranged it up and it became an art display in a museum. The silver two...
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    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    For some reason that odd looking Farman always makes me think of the crazy dutchman Joost Konijn's creations. http://www.michielmorel.nl/het-universum-van-joost-conijn/ https://joostconijn.weebly.com/fotos.html
  13. Michael Silvius

    New Guy,

    I think a good starting point would be the Flying and Glider Manuals. Get all five of them. Loaded with interesting early designs including a number of single seat biplanes. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/bvpages/eaa_flying_glidermanuals.php
  14. Michael Silvius

    UN hails end of poisonous leaded gas use in cars worldwide

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  15. Michael Silvius

    Thorp T-18

    Mt View NH a couple years ago.
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