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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    No no, you didn't watch the end? there was also thermals (over the trees) that were also probably destabilizing the aircraft!! 🤣
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    USA FAR103 Seaplane Riddle

    I think he is talking about a retractable foil to get out of the water. Which is kind of a good idea? Plenty exemples of retractable foil in sailing nowadays
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    modern equivalent to doped canvas?

    Is laminated dyneema ultralight kayak skins hightech enough?? CubenMaker - Making outdoor gear with lightweight Cuben Fiber fabric
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    Why battery-powered aircraft will never have significant range

    "Raphael walked away from the incident without a scratch"
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    How to do what I want without using a 3LS design ?

    That remind me that i saw a rotax powered Defiant for sale in France in the last few months. I think it was a 2 places one of a kind and apparently had some Rutan approval... The (old and retiring from aviation) gentleman was selling it 90k€ to a good home... Let me see if i can find the ad again.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    That's totally part of the raptor business plan! Endless supply of almost brand new v6 diesel from a certain german brand to power the 1500 orders of the airplane ;)
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    Light weight diesel auto conversion

    Gaz'Aile project use 8 valve Ford-PSA DV6C. With mecanical injection, it produce around 100HP for 107Kg with psru. In the GM LE2 thread someone mentioned a 1.6L biturbo 160HP from GM you can find in opel astra here in europe. He says it weights around 125kg. Toss the bi-turbo out for one big...
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    Looking for info on controlling airfoil shape in moldless composite wing

    From what i understand: 1) you glass the top first 2) with only the top you can still conform the foam to the rib. Create a corner on the rib to support it. 3) then glass the bottom and glue it to the ribs corner. Got it right? I dont understand how you do it for the other side of the wing ;)
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    You realize a few french guys hang around? ;) I can help with some translation. Love the pelican, a more modern glider-like fuselage and electric would kick ass.
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    That thing is so awesome i had to say it. There. Please do something with it! Edit: i can't read the picture with the graphics, would love to read about the thinking behind the tractor engine!
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    If you look at how a panel is made, a lot of the weight is the plastic backing of the panel, the actual sensitive stuff is very thin. I always wondered 2 things: if a panel can actually replace the fabric/skin of the wing, offsetting some the weight, or if somehow you could order that thin...
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    99lb/45kg primary glider

    The Klingberg wing mark 2 will hopefuly meet your weight criteria : Klingberg Wing MkII
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    Forum made EFI?

    There was talks for modern diesel support on the rusefi forum, is it something you could do? I have a market for you :)
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    Scrappy’s Landing Gear Wings - Yay or Nay?

    You mean, like when loosing the engine in imc in his racer? Posted by mark but i think it's mike. Personally i like his videos and enthousiasm. I'm quite "young" (almost 40 ) and when i talk to people about building airplanes, well, i learned to just keep it to myself, and its quite lonely...
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    Lowest cost AHRS EFIS/6 pack replacement?

    If you are DIY, there is an EFIS/EMS project on the gaz'aile forums, based on a very bright LCD (150$) The i/o board with an teensy is in the work for interfacing with engine sensors etc... https://github.com/fve/gazefis_display/wiki/EN_Home