It just a basic rag and tube meets 95.10 Recreational Aviation Australia MTOW 300 KG.
Iam only 65 kg so that helps. Floats are hollow fibreglass...
Well have been flying on wheels for about 10 years then the floats came up for sale and I decided to adapt them. Just re calculated the so the cog...
So her's my Rotax 503 powered U/L. Can change from wheels to floats in about 15 mins,almost the same both modes but a whole lot more fun over water.
This one is 503 rotax powered, cruises at 50 knots and can be configured on floats or wheels.
Normally lives in a trailer.
IF it had a ground stike the A pillars will fail in tension and I would doubt if they would offer much resistance in Compression.
Run it for say 2hrs then do leak down and compression tests. A lot of 582's have done 1000 hrs easily. My 582 cruises at 5500, and the 912 5000...
Thanks Guys, seems like I will have to knock something up (incidence board) etc.
Was thinking similar method but with a plum bob and a piece of ply, scribe the two vertical lines and that was it.
Have a existing plane with dacron wings front and rear spar 50mm and 45 mm tube, chord about 1500 mm.
Any suggestions on how to reasonably...
The plane is a Lea kestrel 95.10 design tail dragger,came from Ces Lea in Brisbane.
I can fly on wheel or floats, it lives in a trailer and...
I recently put my ultralight on floats and the illustrations are a good starter.
It flew perfectly first time up but I did make sure that the COG...
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Wing covers are made from sign board (alum/polyethylene/alum sandwich) the rest is just rhs and panel rib sheeting.
The wing covers are separate and bolt on.
Can transport plane fuse complete and wings suspended inside easily.
The intention was that its a...
The Bantam now has a Home.
Question on Drag on the above set up. If I lighten the two cross bars that connect the two floats (50x3 shs) with a series of holes, would the...
Never ask me to measure anything!!!!
Well I got side tracked for a while but I finally flew the beast yesterday and it was beautiful.
I got the cog just perfect for flight but the...
Yes I was referring to cruise.
The wing incidence is about 3 degrees and the float has about a 2.5 degree dead rise from the step forward.
When you add floats to a plane does the underside surface area of floats contribute to lift?
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