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    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    You can't beat Burt Rutans solution for asymmetrical thrust, I think the Boomerang is gorgeous..
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    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    I like efficiency. I would like to make it a hybrid (Battery/Gen). I'm not looking for hot shot flying. I think a 70% scale in a mix of Composite/Aluminum would be the easiest to construct. I have just always thought the Viking was sexy. I would make some needed changes for slower landing...
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    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    For over thirty years I have wanted to build a scale version of the S3A Viking using Ducted Fans. Now that battery and motor technology is improving exponentially, It might be possible to see this dream come to fruition.
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    I can't believe there are not more here on this site that have not said the Staggerwing. I would kill to own one. I had the pleasure to fly in one and I will never forget the tone of the P&W and the smoothness of how she handled. What a dream machine ......
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    By chance do you have a digital copy if the manual? The one we have is a photo copy of a photo copy. So much is missing and it came with the kit. Any help would be more than appreciated! Tom
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    Now that is a Cowl!
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    The Plexiglass route is what we came up with also. Just not looking forward to the assemble and disassemble process three or four times.
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    Where do I begin? As stated previously, the manual says absolutely nothing about it (as with many other items). My concern has to do with matching the cowling. As I stated there was one photo (actually two after reviewing the manual again) that shows the firewall. In those photos it shows the...
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    I have been reading over other posts regarding firewalls and still have not found the answer to my situation. We are building the Ridge Runner 3 (worse documented kit I have ever seen). The manual is worthless and we are getting ready to install the firewall. However, the manual says "nothing"...
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    I could sure use your help with the RR3 we are building. This kit is a piece of (unspeakable)...

    I could sure use your help with the RR3 we are building. This kit is a piece of (unspeakable). We have had ZERO success getting support. What we are faced with now is who and where to get flying wires for the empanage. The manual we have (if you can call it one) says to install them but gives...
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    Scrappy’s Landing Gear Wings - Yay or Nay?

    To me, Mike's enthusiasm is infectious as well as entertaining. When I find myself loosing focus and desire to continue working on my project, I pull up the latest video for inspiration. If enthusiasm and excitement for working on things you love and are passionate about turns someone off, so be...
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    Wanted Plans for Rocky Mountain Wings "Ridge Runner" UL/LSA Aircraft

    VB, I feel like a dummy. Your correct. it makes no sense to me but, that is how it is designed. I went through all my parts bags and my check lists, and I actually have "Two" sets of flap pulleys with the same part number. My packing/parts list shows only two pulleys for spar mounting at the...
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    Wanted Plans for Rocky Mountain Wings "Ridge Runner" UL/LSA Aircraft

    I have the flap pulleys to mount inside the wing (they mount on the rear spar) for actual actuation of the flap down movement. That is pretty straight forward. So, after reading your post reply I think I have it figured it out for the RR3, thanks to your observations. The original builder for...
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    Wanted Plans for Rocky Mountain Wings "Ridge Runner" UL/LSA Aircraft

    Yea, I know that they use one cable per flap. My problem is the parts in the kit has two small 1 1/2 inch pulleys (one for each side to guide them down to the flap handle). So far so good. Now, just where the hell do they mount? There is not one mount/bracket for them anywhere. The manual give...
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    Wanted Plans for Rocky Mountain Wings "Ridge Runner" UL/LSA Aircraft

    Can you take some photos of the flap cable install on this? I have the model 3 and the build manual is for dirt! That's a nice way of saying S@#$. It is a model 1 maunual with notes all over it to change wording and photos for updating. I have emailed and called untill I am blue in the face for...
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    Ridge Runner 1?

    Does ANYONE know what airfoil RMW uses on the RR3? Can't get an answer from them.
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    Any RMW Ridge Runner 3 builders/owners on this site?

    Hi, I have not posted much here but have been reading quite a lot of posts. Since the demise of Yahoo groups, it has been difficult to find other builders on the web. I hope ther are some of us RR3 builders here on Home Built Airplanes. My brother in-law and I are getting close to completion on...
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    Mini Flap Sander ...

    Just wanted to share with you all a solution I found for the rework of my Ridge Runner 3 wings. The kit was purchased from the original builder after he lost his medical. He had only just started the kit and had begun work on the wings when he was given the bad news. The work he had completed...
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    Forward Spar question

    TJay, that is exactly what I plan to do. I made my mind up early on but, my brother in-law is hesitant. So, to make the decision easier I have asked an EAA Tech Counselor who has built several Avid Flyers to come by and give us the official word for his benefit. I also want his opinion on some...
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    Forward Spar question

    How the hell do you get the web installed in the spar? It would seem that it would be next to impossible to epoxy it and pre epoxying it would remove the majority of it as it was slid into place. Interesting thought though. Even a sleeve would be difficult. And it would have to be done to the...
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