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  1. cavelamb

    Experience with Polini engines?

    Moderator Note: Brought this out from the Scratch-Build a VW thread, as it's a worthwhile question but off-topic for that original thread. /Note. -------------------------- While the masses here are still trying to figure out how to build a VW, I'm trying to find a replacement for the VW...
  2. cavelamb

    Retract design

    Anybody come up with a better way to do this? By that I mean lighter, cheaper, simpler. Figure 800 pounds gross. The system presented here was first used on a Taylor Monoplane back in the 60s. Without all the geometry...
  3. cavelamb

    Daydreams and fantasies

    If you had a completely equipped machine shop, stocked with all kinds of exotic materials, what would you build? This sketch has been in the works for many years and gone through many changes. Evolution, if you wish... One of my favorite fantasies is the armed attack version! The feds get way...
  4. cavelamb

    Subaru and a B-Box

    too many pics!Here we have a Subaru adapted to a Rotax B-box. It's not hard, just locating alignment pins and bossing centers on the big plate.
  5. cavelamb

    Aircraft Design at Daniel Webster College

    I haven't read all of it yet, but so far it looks like good stuff. Presentation by Professor Sadraey of Dailel Webster (who knew?) Sample Chapters: 1. Aircraft Drag Coefficient Calculation (Topics) 2. Wing Design (Topics) 3. Tail Design (Topics) 4. Aircraft Conceptual Design (Topics)...
  6. cavelamb

    Weight and Balance Estimation

    Guestimating weight and balance for a new design is one of the harder parts of the design process. It can't be done by comparing this one to that one. If it could, all one would have to do to design a lighter structure would be to compare the new design to a lighter example! Since I've...
  7. cavelamb

    For Sale Wes is offering his finished parasol for sale...

    I'm passing this note along for Wes. Richard ================================================== ============ Richard, Thanks for the kind words . It brings you back in time and is a great plane with no bad habits. It stalls around 30 and cruises at 55 mph at 5800 rpm. the ASI is very...
  8. cavelamb

    Wes is offering his finished parasol for sale...

    I'm passing this note along for Wes. Richard ============================================================== Thanks for the kind words . It brings you back in time and is a great plane with no bad habits. It stalls around 30 and cruises at 55 mph at 5800 rpm. the ASI is very accurate. I...
  9. cavelamb

    Texas Parasosl, Chuckbirds, and other strange planes

    Some completions: In spite of the trial-by-internet crowd, people are still building and flying them.
  10. cavelamb

    Wanted Looking for a strong 503 with a B box...

    Any offers?
  11. cavelamb

    I'm a bit slow...

    I registered almost exactly two years ago. And then wandered off for a while. Since the medical fiasco, I've been sailing more. But every once in a while I look at the garage and can almost see another airplane going together in there. I've drawn up several. A couple into fair detail stage...
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