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    Honda Civic engine for aircraft?

    I was at one of my motorcycle websites and saw this bike and wondered if the motor would fit in a plane.?
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    Honda Civic engine for aircraft?

    I remember seeing on the WAR replica site where the P-51 used a honda prelude motor.
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    Cheap aircraft are simply impossible? :(

    how much would that $2.00 part cost if it was made by one person.? Think about it 20 a minute for an hour? how long does it take for the to make up the difference?But you do have to pay for sales,materials,tax,transportation ect etc..I think that what killing us in the maufacturing business in...
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    Weighing an Engine

    I think they call it "DRY" weight? On motorcycles atleast.
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    Weighing an Engine

    I see where your coming from but i'd hate to see him reply or start a thread on how to remove a boat and a aircraft engine from a swimming pool.lol
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    Cheap aircraft are simply impossible? :(

    I know where your coming from but i think it does come down too demand?Think about it, say, if an auto company opened bids for a part and they expect they will need million of these parts each year and use it for several of their car lines and for multiple years and an airlcraft company says i...
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    Historic replica goes down

    Thats good to hear but did they find the cause of the accident.?
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    Cheap aircraft are simply impossible? :(

    I hope they build better planes than motorcycle or atv's. My brother is a contractor that works for a company that goes out and checks importers that import motorcycles and atv's from China.He has more bad than good to say about them.Just remember Firestone dragged through the coals on their...
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    Cheap aircraft are simply impossible? :(

    "Between 80 and 100k depending on options" Isn't that the truth.? you have to pay to play..I'm finding that out real quick.lol I'm finding out its harder to find a plane that fits in the budget and with the options i want than a car or motorcycle.
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    Thatcher Cx4 what do you think?

    Spreading the cost over time is probably the best thing for me.
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    Thatcher Cx4 what do you think?

    A couple of builders of the CX4 have painted their planes in military paint schemes.
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    Thatcher Cx4 what do you think?

    I'm sure there is some sweet deals on barnstormers but I'm sure there are some headaches too.
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    Thatcher Cx4 what do you think?

    I know scratch built will be tougher than a prefab kit but others have done it and from what i've heard they didn't have experience building either. There is a couple of the guys that have built the cx-4 and they build some partial kits like wings and fuselages.
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    Cheap aircraft are simply impossible? :(

    Metal vs wood? I don't know i'm gonna have to open my mind more on the possibilites. I'm drawn to the thatcher CX-4 and that has alot to do with build cost and because its metal and that i like the looks of the plane. Its alot to think about.
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    Thatcher Cx4 what do you think?

    I know the single seat option sucks? but that in a way what attraches me to it. I've been looking at all metal replica WWII firghter aircraft. I have to draw the line and think.? What do i actually want in a plane.? I wanted an WWII fighter plane replica. I know this plane doesn't look like a...
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    Cheap aircraft are simply impossible? :(

    I've looked at those and truth being said i want something that looks more like a traditional aircraft.?That being said,they are cheaper and probably are easier to break down and trailer and have build times ALOT lower than other aircraft.? and have better performance and have better visauls of...
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    Thatcher Cx4 what do you think?

    I've been looking at this plane for alittle while and i just like the looks of this plane and the price doesn't hurt too.:) The Thatcher CX4
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    Cheap aircraft are simply impossible? :(

    I think it does come down to supply and demand and money.? I personally know only two people that fly.One being an ex F-15 pilot(now flies for an major airline) thats retired and a friend working one his PPL and the only reason he doesn't fly more is because of the cost involved.Think about how...
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    Historic replica goes down

    I know the builders feel bad for the pilot but to see all that work wrecked in a field had to be heartbreaking too.
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    Historic replica goes down

    Hope the pilots gonna be ok.
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