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    Celera 500L (was: More Vaporware)

    Some military aircraft are using props at high altitude. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-95
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    How Do You Even Pilot a 450 MPH RC Plane?

    I'm curious if anyone has ever attempted to pilot a real aircraft using dynamic soaring? The radio controlled glider community has reached speeds of 545 mph with no engines.
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    Celera 500L (was: More Vaporware)

    No sound, but here's the teaser video. https://www.ottoaviation.com/opportunities
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    The Future of Air Travel

    Have you ever wondered what the future of airline travel would look like? Here are a few examples of what could take place in the not so distant future.
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    You thought amateur drones were dangerous, what about the jetpacks?

    I had a quick look on Live Flight Tracker - Real-Time Flight Tracker Map | Flightradar24 I went back to the date and time of the incident to see the flight track. This was the plane that was involved in this incident. AA1997 Philadelphia (PHL) American Airlines A321 (N153AN)...
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    Design choices from scratch

    Here's my two cents... https://www.mini-imp.com/taylor_paper_glass_(tpg).htm https://www.mini-imp.com/news.htm
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    You thought amateur drones were dangerous, what about the jetpacks?

    I didn't realize that 'JetPack Aviation' was located near LAX. JetPack Aviation
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    Best Bang for the Buck STOL

    I was in the market for a recreational STOL aircraft. I bought the factory plans for the CH701 and CH750. The following youtube videos are what inspired me in my choice. I wanted to scratch build both the engine and airframe. A tall order. I researched a lot of engines and thought a turbine...
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    Builder in Toronto Canada CH-640 and Bearhawk5

    I bought the factory plans for the CH701 and CH750. - What sort of tips are you looking for? - If it's not sold anymore, I'm assuming that you are scratch building? - Have you bought any materials yet? I've found a good supplier in Canada. My background is flight simulation. (37 years in the...
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    You thought amateur drones were dangerous, what about the jetpacks?

    Jet Pack flying is within the reach of some individuals. https://gravity.co/
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    I've done a bit of hang gliding, but this makes takeoffs so much easier.
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    Laser cut 6061-T6 ? or use a router ???

    For the Zenair CH-701 scratch build, I'm using an OLFA laminate knife to cut the aluminum. Here's a youtube video that shows how it's done.
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    Hi I whant to buy aircraft like this or aircraft no more than 70 kg

    This one looks very light weight, but the fuel burn must be very short. https://gravity.co/
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    Running a G13BB on a test stand?

    I believe that I might have the service manuals, plus I also have some Raven Redrive conversion manuals. http://www.raven-rotor.com/
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    ACHIEVING THE BEST REFLEXED AIRFOILS FOR FLYING WING USE IN THE SMALL PLANE CATEGORIES

    The Inflatable Plane ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for Aviators, Pilots and Adventurers
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    Affordable Kit for everyone

    Have you considered the Goodyear GA-468 Inflatoplane? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodyear_Inflatoplane
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    Build area tips and advice

    When it comes to tools, my favorite tool for dismantling things is the Ingersoll-Rand W7150. It has amazing torque. Plus, the battery seems to last all day long and recharges very quickly.
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    Build area tips and advice

    I make all of my work benches from used pallet racks. - they can be setup or broken down in less than 5 minutes. - they can carry lots of weight and are rock solid. (will not wobble) - they all have a lower shelf for storage and are adjustable in height. - I put a set of casters on one...
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    A challenge to you all

    If I were to take up this challenge, I would do it with 'construction foam' and 'packing tape'. I use the same materials when building my 'ZAGI' flying wing radio controlled gliders. They are extremely strong and I haven't been able to break one yet. From 1000 feet up, I can smoke it into the...
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