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    Greetings!

    The nose gear is a problem because it retracts with the wheel directly under the pilots seat. One possible fix would be to rotate the wheel 90 degrees so it stowed flat. I will have a 50% cockpit mockup done soon and that will answer some questions. How to get in and out of the cockpit is one...
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    Greetings!

    I have been looking at a scaled B-25. It has several advantages. The fuselage is fairly "fat", the cockpit widows are large, it has a decent wing area and it's a tricycle gear. I do like the passenger in the top turret. That solves a couple design problems including moving him/her aft over...
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    Anyone here living in an Airpark Community?

    We've been living in Independence OR for almost eight years. This is a big airpark with 190+ homes with all but a few having hangar and only a few non-aviation residents. The non-controlled airport is owned and maintained by the state. Very active EAA with large (10,000+ ft2) facility. Read...
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    Scale ME-262

    Does this filter apply globally or only to posts coming into your account? If it's global I guess I'm out of the posting business for now. Vince Homer
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    .50 Caliber Browning Guns

    A group of builders in EAA Chapter 292 finished number 1 of 5 1914 DH-2 fighters last year and I decided it needed a faux machine gun. One was built that somewhat resembles an original, at least for 20 feet away. It runs on propane and oxygen and is very realistic. We had to dial back the...
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    Scale ME-262

    To make a hybrid with two Vasi 45 kw fans that can sustain flight as long as the fuel lasts requires a genset in the 70-90 kw range. To my knowledge, there's nothing commercially available that's even close to light enough. That's where the big development project comes in, designing and...
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    Scale ME-262

    It would have to be very light and single place. Probably in the 65% scale range. I built a 55% fuselage mock-up and it's too small at true scale. A fat fuselage would work as you only need a few inches, especially in fuselage height. The batteries would be a killer. Full power would be 90...
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    Industrial engine conversion. *Private* group.

    At least with an aircraft application there's lots of high speed air compared to an ATV. This problem of cooling capacity is very real. Many Himax builders use 4A084 generator engines and I have read several accounts of attempts to increase the HP output that immediately ran into CHT problems...
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    Industrial engine conversion. *Private* group.

    I just received an AMR300 roots blower in the mail and it's just the cutest thing. Weighs about 10 lbs and the price is right, about $175. I'm using it as a high volume, low pressure air compressor on a non-aviation, non-engine project, but there are several Youtube videos of Briggs, Predator...
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    Scale ME-262

    Here's more than you ever wanted to know about the Blue Machine Ducted Fan project: Vince Homer
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    Seth's Baker Bobcat Restoration

    Snail mailed yesterday. You should have it by Friday. Vince Homer
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    FREE P-47 Replica FREE P-47 Replica Flagstaff

    It would be a good project for our Youth Build Program. They have already build a Sonex and a Zenith 701 and, if they weren't on lockdown, would be working on an RV-12. Sadly, I think the program will remain on hold deep into next year. Vince Homer
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    FREE P-47 Replica FREE P-47 Replica Flagstaff

    Does anyone know what the engine is? I am assuming its either a Rotec or a Verner. Is the prop in the engine package?
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    Seth's Baker Bobcat Restoration

    I have a construction manual, some support materials and several newsletters. Send me you address and I'll send them to you on the condition yo send them back when your finished with the project. Vince Homer vhhomer@hotmail.com
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    Scale ME-262

    Update: Not much happening with the giant ducted fan project. Seems we have gotten involved with a NASA funded project looking at ducted fans on STOL aircraft. Should be done by mid-winter and will be looking for the next project. Happened to notice my set of Jet Hawk plans in the shop...
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