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  1. billyvray

    Single seat Wittman/RV3 mashup on Facebook for sale

    link: Log into Facebook | Facebook Wittman inspired, but with all aluminum tail and wings from RV3. Single seat, was 503 powered.
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    Flying Flea layout, but not free-wing....shower thoughts..

    So, I printed out the HM293 single page plan. While on a conference call I cut out a simple foam board chuck glider. During the trimming/balancing phase, I had to decrease the rear wing incidence to be basically flat to get it to fly. I did NOT make the the front wing a free-wing. It flies...
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    Birdy electric motorglider

    Popped up on my Youtube feed. Nice looking little sailplane. Pusher, electric, shaft driven, all composite. https://e-birdy.com/ translated site: Google Translate
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    The Dobson Convertiplane - VTOL

    I just found this interesting attempt at a VTOL or VSTOL aircraft. Twin mcCullouque 2 strokes, counter rotating, swash plate controlled props, delta wing, low aspect ratio - I'm not sure what other descriptors it needs. I figured this group would be all over it! This actually seems like a good...
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    Spaceship 2 amphibian

    Found this on social media. Looks neat.
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    Aviation-related life insurance?

    I'm currently not involved in aviation much -other than RC and dreaming/scheming, etc. A primary reason for this is a family concern. My company-provided life insurance have specific clauses regarding not paying out if you are the pilot in command. That used to only be the case if it was...
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    Hent Performance, 1/2 Rotax 912 conversion kit

    I saw this on a Facebook post. A fellow has created a 1/2 rotax 912 and plans to make it a kit - buy his parts and stick the reusable 912 bits on it. Similar to the 0100. Claims about 50 hp. There are running videos, but none swinging a prop yet. Claimed dry weight is 39kg (86 lbs)...! Already...
  8. billyvray

    Sonerai-esque, side-by-side

    I am sketching up a 3 view for a two seat, side by side seating, steel tube fuselage aircraft. I am on the fence between metal wings or composite wings. Some thoughts, and questions: 1) steel tube mainly for durability, crash protection, and it's really not that slow vs other construction if...
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    Old model building magazines online

    You guys may just end up hating me for this. I stumbled onto an online archive site for old model building magazines. The collection is very extensive, and ranges from full-size aircraft down to ultra lightweight free flight. I have already downloaded several and have spent more time than I...
  10. billyvray

    sun-n-Fun 2019

    I'm making plans, but am not sure yet. I hope to at least be there Friday and Saturday. Coming down from just below Atlanta.
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    Maya Ultralight

    I stumbled onto this site that covers a nice little wood pusher UL. enjoy https://mayaultralight.com/#shapely_home_portfolio-7
  12. billyvray

    Beta technologies Ava

    Haven't seen this one. Land air -based Electric quad copter-esque flying machine. Also they talk about a series of portable landing stations built out of shipping containers... https://www.beta.team/news/
  13. billyvray

    Assistance please - looking for multi-slat wing Russain design...

    I've seen it a bunch, but cannot remember the name. It was a Russian design (maybe a few different ones) that I believe was a glider - like a primary glider type - that had multiple small airfoil slats across the span rather than a single airfoil wing. Help appreciated. typo in the title....ugh
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    Embedded videos not showing up

    I'm on a new system, windows 10, browsing in Internet Explorer, and the embedded videos only show a large black square. I can get to the link via right click/properties, but I'm curious if there is a setting that I could change to rectify the issue. Bill
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    2SI (Cuyuna) engine spark issue

    I have an old 2SI engine - the 460-F35. Basically it's a Cuyuna with a little more bore and CDI. I'm having an issue with the ignition. The old Phelon units are crapped out. The only known supplier in the world has even sent me a set of new units to try out - little different shape but have...
  16. billyvray

    Wittman landing gear

    I'm curious if anyone has details on Steve's landing gear wherein he turned the outer legs of the flat bar gear outward and secured the axle to that. How in the heck is that built?! Maybe I'm overthinking it. I don't have Vwitt plans but guess it shows that. Bill
  17. billyvray

    Parson Mini-Cub

    A while back a photo of a single seat cub was posted. It was a good-looking, very scale, J3 Cub replica with a single seat and a VW engine. I spent a while trying to find the thread but could not. So, to answer the question many had of "what is that?", here you go: Parson Mini-Cub. 80% scale...
  18. billyvray

    Rivet gun recommendation

    I'm considering purchasing a rivet gun. Live looked at the Eastwood rivet gun set here http://www.eastwood.com/solid-rivet-kit.html i would appreciate comments about it or recommendations towards a decent one. Bill Georgia
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    Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In 9/6-9/10/17

    A buddy and I are heading over to South Carolina for the Triple Tree Fly-in. We are going to be in a motor home and bringing the kids to camp, but hope to be set up watching airplanes for a day or two. Supposed to be a pretty good little event. http://www.tripletreeaerodrome.com/ Bill in GA
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    Carb cleaning ?

    I have a Bing slide carb for a 2SI engine on an Ultrastar. It sat for years and I have been attempting to clean it up. I just cannot get fuel to flow through the fuel inlet tube to the bowl. So far I've done these things: -carb cleaner -seafoam -boiled in lemon juice/water -high pressure air...
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