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    Flight Club - Ultralight Build Log

    Why not use what has been proven? A round aluminum tube for the LE and TE with compression ribs forming a strong ladder structure. Look at how almost every ultralight ever made was designed.
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    Engine failure turn back.

    Technique: Unconventional Wisdom "For starters, what bank angle should be used? Safety suggests a shallow bank angle. The problem is that a shallow, large-radius turn displaces the airplane so far from the extended runway centerline that a return to the runway becomes less likely. Although a...
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    Steps to scratch build a VW

    It's always important to start with a good core!
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    One of my hobbies

    Some of mine....
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    Yes, they "could", but they never have....ever.
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    Part 103 Max Speed vs. Climb Power

    There's a certain irony in this thread in that no one in the FAA has ever checked the top speed of an ultralight...nor are they ever likely to.
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    Peter Sripol is at it again...

    I'm sure he just feels awful that you are so disappointed...all the way to the bank!
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    I've flown a Quicksilver MX (the one with no ailerons) in 20+ mph winds. No real issue flying (as long as you don't need to go upwind). Landings are a little tense.
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    Who here has no need/intention to add ADS-B OUT?

    I'm thinking...No
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Who knew planes could fly so high? Not a crash, but the 777 engine failure. Ding bat reporter kept saying the incident happened while the plane was "thousands of miles in the air" Someone must have clued her in as later videos have the word "miles" dubbed to "feet".
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    Can You Lighten a Proven Design to Fly Under Part 103

    Possibly. Mine weighed 305, but it had FG cowl, spinner, and wing tips; brakes and 447 engine.
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    Can You Lighten a Proven Design to Fly Under Part 103

    The answer is that if the existing design hasn't broken up in flight it is overbuilt and can be lightened.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    How is this not an intent to fly? "A friend of the pilot reported that the pilot told him the engine experienced a partial loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from runway 17, and that the airplane would not climb. The pilot performed a right turn and landed on runway 3, however, could...
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Would it have been incorrect to call it a crash? Plane damaged, pilot seriously injured when it impacted terrain. Cirrus SR22 GTS Turbo, N577CP: Accident occurred December 10, 2020 at Ogden-Hinckley Airport (KOGD), Weber County, Utah
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    P-51 Mustang Replica Tehnical Question

    Nice troll...I think you have several on the line. Play them slowly so they don't break off.