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    The big video topic

    Love it. It reminds me the old Caproni C22.
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    Engines to replace the dominance of Rotax

    Nothing new under the sun. Already seen engines. Maybe the D motor might be interesting.
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    For Sale ZENITH CH 701

    I believe that it is obvious that where you live the light aircrafts are cheap as peanuts. 16,500$ and you can't find a buyer? Ok, I'd also like to get the full flying aircraft (not only the frame) but, seriously, the asked price is referred to a NEW fuselage, not a old, used aircraft, maybe...
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    Sloping runways.

    Just an addition: I didn't mention the density altitude. Usually, you find the sloping runways in places where the density altitude may be a concern. Don't forget it. But pay attention to this detail when the flare is coming. Search for Chamois on youtube. Fabri
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    Sloping runways.

    "Bien voler pour bien vivre" It means that if you want to have a good living time it is better you approach the flight time in the right way... That said I am waiting to try the nice runway in Chamois, located in Aosta valley. BUT: with the absolutely necessary help of an instructor that was...
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    HB engine

    If I am not wrong I just discovered these engines reading a post on this forum, some years ago. And, if I am not wrong, I had serious troubles to get in contact with the "company": it took a lot of time (can't remember , but it took lot of weeks) to get a 'simple' reply. I tried again, but I...
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    Hemp aircraft

    Really? This is the first time I heard about plastic made from soybeans in the forthy
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    Hemp aircraft

    http://www.lotuscars.com/engineering/eco-elise Nothing new under the sun. Lotus, a well known brand, already used it to make its car. There is a video on youtube showing Ford that hit a car(using a hammer) he made from hemp.
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    Walter Mikron

    You are right. The numbers are tiny. So the availability. What about the spare parts in such a scenario? The price also is not very attractive. And there is also another fact that might become an issue if not properly considered: the configuration of the engine. It needs a careful installation...
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    Are two-strokes worth a second look?

    Skilled guys using their bike in a skilled way. You are right: two strokes can perform well from low to high rpm. But people don't believe this fact because the companies are pushing different engines. I had a Montesa Cota 304 (time ago...); it was astonishing to enjoy the robust torque...
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    SOLO Aircraft Engines

    Ayou are right. They are not cheap. Anyway you have also to consider the whole thing. But, as I said, useless for me...
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    Are two-strokes worth a second look?

    There aren't a lot of two strokes because ... people think they aren't cool!!!! It isn't true that they are not reliable; rubbish. I met people that had logged more than 500 hours on their Rotax 503, and still running! Obviously no overhauling done! Why are you happy to run a four stroke at...
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    New Experimental Aviation Web Search Engine eabportal.com

    I liked the idea very much and I have tried it. Why did you put the 10 pages limit? Why can't it give back the main webpage about the searched topic? I mean that if I am looking for an aviation engine (now displayed on its own website) eabportal looks like it is unable to find it. It gives back...
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    SOLO Aircraft Engines

    http://aircraft.solo-online.com/index.php Some time ago I put a comment about Solo Aircraft Engines I had just found out. I was interested to put these engines on ultralight aircrafts (european ultralight). These Solo engines are NOT related to the "old" two stroke single cilynder Solo that you...
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    New Experimental Aviation Web Search Engine eabportal.com

    It looks like a nice idea. It needs to be visited ;)
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    Protech PT-2 Prostar

    Thank you x3mbags; I came across this aircraft these days, and I was curious to know something about its features. Your post helped a lot. Thanks.
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    Jabiru 3300 experience, comments

    Jabiru is out of business. After said it, it looks like a nice engine; yep, it looks like... I have used a few hours the 3300: I have not got a good feeling:I couldn't cope with the limits. In short words: I was in love with Jabiru...before flying it.
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    Nothing more to say about this thread? It just look like we are still far from an extensive use of electricity on light aircrafts...
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    New record attempt

    I believe it is a matter of burocracy: the Risen is in the ultralight(european) category; it means that the max weight allowed, ballistic parachute onboard, must be about 470 kg. Since the designers are not silly guys (usually) they (usually) design the very light aircrafts keeping in mind the...