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    The new project aircraft VP 12. Ukraine

    I love the concept. Excellent visibility for all occupants. Looks like a double-slotted fowler flaps. Even for a seaplane I like twin-engine redundancy.
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    J-1B 'DON QUIXOTE' ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT?

    The two-place Fly Synthesis Catalina NG is intriguing as well. I'd prefer the pusher arrangement of the J-1 or J-2 Janowski designs, but this definitely has merit. This Catalina (as opposed the Avid) isn't presently legal to fly in the US because it's a factory-complete two-place, not a kit, and...
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    J-1B 'DON QUIXOTE' ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT?

    I'm guessing that's Photoshopped (no sponsons or tip floats) but it looks wonderful
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    J-1B 'DON QUIXOTE' ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT?

    Thanks Riggerrob. I should have clarified my comment regarding steps, as the word has a different, more common meaning when referring to water craft. I was thinking of a place to put your feet when getting into or out of the cockpit. Although the sponsons' primary purpose is to provide stability...
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    J-1B 'DON QUIXOTE' ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT?

    I'd love to see an amphibious version of the J-2. Please make it so. :) I bought the plans for the Osprey 2 some years ago from the designer. But I realized it wasn't the project for me - too long to build, and special welding for the landing gear and some other components. It was probably the...
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    J-1B 'DON QUIXOTE' ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT?

    I bought a pdf from Russia as well, after unsuccessfully trying to find a set from the designer or original company. The Russian pdfs are incomplete and don't include an assembly manual with instructions, just the illustrations in Polish. Supposedly the J2 already met 103 requirements. Seems...
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    Diehl XTC

    I just got an answer from Dan. He said all the molds were trashed years ago, and verified that the assembly manual would be useless without the premolded parts, as I surmised. Maybe someone who actually owns one could build reverse molds out of plaster, and . . . yeah, I guess the design is lost...
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    Diehl XTC

    Is there any source for Diehl XTC plans or assembly manuals? I haven't found any; even tried to contact Dan Diehl directly. If the original was sold in kit form, then the assembly manual wouldn't give all the technical details necessary to build one from scratch, but it would be a good start. It...
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    The Celera seems like a great accomplishment, developed with their own money so far. But with a pusher engine they could easily have designed it with great visibility forward. There isn't any. The pilot can see up and just a little to the sides. The Lear Fan was a lot better in that regard...
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