Miscellaneous thoughts; When NASA did crash testing on aluminum aircraft from the Piper flood they were surprised at how the would flex and pop...
The stress analysis for the Mini Max has the numbers for their 6061 brackets.
At the risk of upsetting the real engineers here why wait for Scott. Get a Baslee brochure, copy his gussets and see what happens. Cruise the...
Goal; a "Volksplane" for the current Ikea trained masses. If you can cut and drill you can have a plane that has more potential than a Bloop.
What engines are easily available to you? Perhaps something so cheap you can mess with it with out worrying about breaking and getting another.
You Australians are cool! We only hit trees. Thank you for the picture. That's even stranger than I pictured it.
Cute! A baby Cobra
Funny story Chuck Berthe ( I think) told in an older issue of Kitplanes; he was giving his mentor Bob Harper a ride in his RV and asked him for...
When you start to feel overwhelmed with the project re-read Jack Lambie's account of having one. He loved his.
What I found were the plans for something called the Vampyr. I'm guessing that is french for vampire.
A Piet in Pakistan! That sounds cool! On the subject of prop books check out Helsper's Power Tool Method book. Electric chainsaw and sander.
For the new full size 262 replicas newer lighter engines were installed in a case weighted to bring the cg into the right place.
Speaking of coincidences, Walt and Orion shared an office cubicle when Orion was starting out his career. There is some of Walt's wisdom floating...
Start with Neal Willford's "Handling Qualities" in Sport Aviation.
The Choucas has been out there awhile. Unfortunately it is a kit with all the associated costs.
Evan's worked hard to keep it simple. To quote Budd Davisson "You have to be good to get that close to the edge."
Pay attention to the types of foam that veteran designers of people carrying homebuilts use. The late Orion used to discuss some of these issues...
I hope that is the case. Mr. Fairbanks taught at the airport as well.
Look up Marske Aircraft. He has what he refers to as a composite design manual.
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