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    Re: Simple lightweight muffler

    This might give you some ideas: http://www.piteraq.dk/flight/muffler.html

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    Re: Replica home builts

    I agree that the Hurri is a great choice in terms of a more docile WWII type to replicate, though I am curious to see if any of that translates to a Part 103 version due to scale effects and a host...
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    Does anyone know why the V.40 rudder was almost comically small by today's standards?
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    A little more food for thought...

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    PS--These are roughly to scale by the way: 8.35 m/7.0 m/6.2 m wingspan respectively.
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Nice Thruxton Jackaroo clip here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvSGK8b-hTA
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Oooh, if we’re going for the separate pilot cockpit and passenger cabin types then I vote for a DH.83 Fox Moth. Full size is not too huge and even at 7/8 scale it could be a three seater. It just...
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    Re: Replica home builts

    I *love* the idea of a 7/8 scale Imperial German bomber so you can flour bomb the Dawn Patrol guys in their 7/8 scale Nieuports. I'd go with a more conventional Gotha G.V and a pair if 3- or...
  8. Re: My heart is doing flip-flops over and over.

    OK, I think I missed a joke in there somewhere. Huh?
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    Those are pretty, though my heart goes pitter-patter for even older planes of wood and fabric...Shuttleworth, Old Rhinebeck, etc. Still, there is something special about a DC-3. I recently heard...
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    One idea that keeps coming back to me is having at least two versions of this design.

    The first version plays up the retro style in the spirit of the Flitzer with very Fokker-like lines and the...
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    Re: Replica home builts

    It would be very interesting to see a list of WWI aircraft by number actually produced and/or fielded. I suspect that it would not correspond to a list of the WWI that are the first to come to mind....
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    Re: Murphy Yukon or Alternative

    Most of the options have already been covered but the Zenair CH801-HD and higher payload -SD might also be worth a look. They are slower than your mission brief and not cheap but they have STOL...
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Reduced-scale Curtiss Robin, just two seats in tandem, use an Aeromomentum (or other) Suzuki conversion. ;-)
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    Re: Murphy Yukon or Alternative

    Hi and welcome. A few quick thoughts....

    You have defined your mission as four seats, STOL, and off-airport operations but we'll need a little more info. A simple way would be to point to a...
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    Rudder shape reference?

    From the early days of aviation until at least the Second World War, and in some cases later, certain aviation companies maintained a signature style in the shape of their aircraft rudders. Fokker,...
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    FWIW, the issue with image attachments appearing only as links appears to be fixed now.
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    Aircraft Spruce offers the materials kits for the VW-powered, steel-tube, wood, and fabric Pober Pixie for about $7,500. That does *not* include engine, prop, wheels/tires, instruments, fabric,...
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    Re: Replica home builts

    cavelamb on his Vwee Monocoupe:
    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26493&p=357913&viewfull=1#post357913...
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    I have picked something, an Evans Volksplane VP-2, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to talk about other homebuilt planes and especially design ideas. In my personal case, my work has meant an...
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    I suspect that your math is a little off, but really it comes down to what you like, what tickles your imagination. I have absolutely zero interest supercars or luxury cars or massive SUVs, but a...
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    I guess the idea is that there is more than one way to accomplish the cheap/easy goal and this could be one of them.
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    Re: Cantilever parasol wings?

    I really like the idea of a fictional post-WWI Dutch sport plane back story for a parasol design in the spirit of the Flitzer but easier and cheaper to build. I see the appeal of bolted/riveted...
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    Re: Thoughts on a new biplane design?

    In Europe I know the French microlight category better than others, and there the limits for Class 3 (multi-axis) are 60 kW (80 hp) single-seat, 75 kW (100 hp) two-seat. I chose the lower of the two...
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    Re: Thoughts on a new biplane design?

    That depends on the kind of flying you do. If you’re used to a 65 hp J-3 Cub then an 80 hp biplane weighing substantially less than the Cub might seem pretty sporty.
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Hehe, yes, I like it, too!

    From what little info I have found, it was a sport plane based on the D.VII proposed immediately after WWI. The initial V.39 seems to have been essentially a slightly...
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