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    Small single seat 3 surface concept

    I often think of what I deem “out of the box” ideas and finally I see others think like me. I had wondered,too, if drag plates would be a good idea. About a thousand years ago I built and flew a single place Quickie. Neat little airplane and had a lot of fun with it. So on the basis of that...
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    Control surface substitution.

    We don’t have an EAA chapter anymore in our city but I’ll search for a bending brake. Thanks
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    Control surface substitution.

    In making a control surface (rudder,aileron etc.) could it be possible to replace the .032 Aluminum spar with one made of fiberglass? The reason I ask is that I no longer have access to the bending brake that I used years ago when I first made these pieces. A while back I discovered that my...
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    Long EZ strength

    Thancs for the infermation. Just what I needed.
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    Long EZ strength

    Anyone know what the wing loading is on a Long EZE canard... and how many G’s it’s good for.
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    Small single seat 3 surface concept

    Unfortunately the August 1987 Popular Mechanics article did go into much detail about the airframe other than what is obvious in the picture. It was more concerned about advancements in avionics such as fly by wire controls and the use of a HUD. The modern EFIS systems have already surpassed...
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    Small single seat 3 surface concept

    Burt Rutan designed a similar plane many years ago. I believe it was showcased in Popular Mechanics magazine. It was a 2 seater with staggered seating but did not have a horizontal surface atop the vertical. It used (2) 40 hp rotary engines, the landing gear was on the centerline as...
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    Small single seat 3 surface concept

    Burt Rutan designed a similar plane many years ago. I believe it was showcased in Popular Mechanics magazine. It was a 2 seater with staggered seating but did not have a horizontal surface atop the vertical. It used (2) 40 hp rotary engines, the landing gear was on the centerline as...
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    Epoxy question

    Thanks. From all the suggestions, I think I will go with E Z Poxy on both the interior and exterior. It’s what I have the most experience with. ( I have built another composite aircraft in the past). And to go along with your other post, I had thought about most of the concerns you expressed...
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    Epoxy question

    Good suggestion. I tend to try to use as few words as necessary to get my point across so my original post probably prompted more questions than the one I was looking an answer for. ( which in this case is a good thing ) What I should have said is “because I already have it, and I know it will...
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    Epoxy question

    Yeah I’m leaning in the direction of using the same epoxy on both sides. Just wasn’t sure how the E Z Poxy would hold up to possible ethanol contamination. I was recently informed of coating products that would help this issue.
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    Epoxy question

    My only concern is that I want it to be strong. Am I missing something?
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    Epoxy question

    The tank will have wooden beams glassed onto the tank exterior. These beams will be bolted to the airframe.
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    Epoxy question

    I’m building a fuel tank from quarter inch foam with vinyl ester resin on the inside (a tip from this forum) and E Z Poxy on the outside ( because I already have it). I’m hoping the “sandwich” along with the baffles will give me good ridgity and strength. A couple of places will be glass to...
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    Fuel tank sealer

    I'm about to build a custom fuel tank that will mostly use auto fuel. Ethanol free fuel is available, but still is a concern. Of course a welded aluminum tank would be ideal, and still possible, but a composite tank would be easier (and cheaper) for me. Lancairs,etc use a Jeffco sealer...
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    Landing gear

    I'm about to weld onto my landing gear legs , the pads that the axles will bolt to. I will be setting toe-in/out and camber at this time. The plane is a taildragger. Should I have the plane in level flight attitude when I do this or should it be done with the tail on the ground? ( or...
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    Capella

    Didn't know that. Nice looking aircraft (the fastback model) and I was hoping it would be strong enough for mild aerobatics
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