I'm not sure if it strictly *must* be done by a certified welder (especially when it comes to amateur built) but I was advised by a local expert...
Yes, I am fast forming the view that Gusseted aluminium with rivets is a perfectly safe and age-proof method, and this is probably what I will...
Aahhh! The finer points of metallurgy that elude me!
I wonder how its overall strength compares to a gusseted frame or welded chromoly?
So, I notice that the Culver Props Backyard Flyer is welded aluminium.
Do they actually heat-treat their frame to regain the strength?
So, is there any difference between using round tubing and square tubing? (Apart from the gusset sitting flat on the surface etc.)
What is the...
Yes, I look forward to seeing this!
This is what I'm trying to determine.
Most likely riveted as I don't have a welder or the skills to use it.
Also, if the welding weakens the...
So, there are a few different ways of building a fuselage.
Wood I hate. (We just don't get along!)
Welded Chromoly is good but hard to...
Yup.. I get all that.
Yes, I get that, but what I was trying to get my head around is that, if in a flea, you don't centre the controls during...
Question for anyone who has actually flown a flea:
(This may be a silly question, so I do apologise.)
How does turning work?
So, given that if...
My sentiments exactly!
I asked several times "Is the objection to ailerons on a Pou simply religious, or is there a real, practical deficit (or...
The whole spirit of this section of HBA is for those who like the idea of changing the plans.
Actually, that discussion has been more-or-less done to death, earlier on in this thread.
Ultimately, it became a religious debate.
Interesting factoid - according to Wikipedia, two of the flying examples of the Croses Para-Cargo were 3 axis.
I like the wisdom from experience that you bring to the discussion, Rotax.
There are many dreamers but a pragmatist is the one who makes headway.
A guy at my local airfield bought himself a genuine pure-dee Cessna 140 (in exceptional condition) from the U.S for 20K.
Cost him a further 20K...
Hmmmm... I wonder what the total cost of shipping such a thing down here would cost?
Funny that you should mention the Tyro.
There was one for sale a year ago in one of the airfields that I fly from.
I sat it it.
My head brushed...
I looked into the Teenie Too.
I was told that I wouldn't fit into it.
Does the Druine Turbulent have folding wings?
I remember those from my Kitplanes magazines when I was a kid.
If there is one floating around Australia, I'd love to see it.
They look like a...
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