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    Parts For Sale Ridge Runner 3 QB kit- East TN - SOLD

    I wholeheartedly agree. It is the most incomplete excuse for a build manual I have ever experienced.
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    Parts For Sale Ridge Runner 3 QB kit- East TN - SOLD

    Just curious, why are you not building the RR3? I am building one now and I can say it is not the best kit out there. It is a nice aircraft. It is just the lack of support from the factory that is legendary (read non-existent). Regardless, it is a nice little airplane. My build partner keeps...
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    Mike Patey - Scrappy's Wing

    After this weekend's video, I can already hear the grumbling of the purists poo-pooing what mike has done to his wings. Well, IMHO, hes' a genius. Nuff said.
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    Identifying this aircraft .....?

    It is a cub like design. I found out last evening from the store owner that it was designed and built by his best friend. He said they both built it together from plans his friend drew up. It made a total of three flights. The builder has since passed and it was given to him by the family. He...
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    Identifying this aircraft .....?

    For several years on my travels back and forth between Fl & Md, I have passed this little jewel. It is located along route 301 in Port Royal Va. siting in front of an antiques store. The wife and I stopped on a day trip back through VA and I had a chance to inspect this "display" At one time, it...
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    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    After my convo with S/W, I looked around on the internet for sources of the TiO. I ended up purchasing from Pantai Chemical USA. They are in GA ( I live in FL). I actually made the purchase through their eBay store. It was inexpensive and I purchased an 8oz package of pure white, for less than...
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    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    In planning for the finish work on our Ridge Runner 3, my brother in-law and I have been doing quite a lot of research on the use of latex. We wanted to get away from the toxic, hazardous and expensive spate of systems currently used (our pocket are not bottomless). During our research I made a...
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    I like your attitude! I wish it was reversed however! What makes this such a pain in my "tush" is that Stace Shroder (hope i spelled that right) does not support the builder. He has made so many people angry at his lack of builder support that I am surprised he has any business at all. I truly...
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    I left you a message but only got your voice mail. Hope you can call me back. Tom
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    Looking for someone in or close by FL. who can fabricate engine mount.

    Well, lets see, I excel in many areas, welding is not one of them. It frightens me to think of myself trusting my skills for this task. We have our measurements of the firewall and the factory Jabiru measurements that part is easy and a no brainer. It's getting the thrust angle and center of...
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    Looking for someone in or close by FL. who can fabricate engine mount.

    We have tried Sonex. Unfortunately, they could not/would not. Still looking.
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    Looking for someone in or close by FL. who can fabricate engine mount.

    Jabiru 2200 engine mount to fit Ridge Runner 3. After some major number crunching and head scratching, my build partner and I have decided "not" to use a Cont. 4A084-4 for our Ridge Runner 3 project. We have decided to use a Jabiru 2200 (which we have, rebuilt and ready to go). Since there are...
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    Ron Dixon and the Minicoupe

    Well I think I just might. I sent him an email after I read this thread. It was nice to have him reply and catch up. He is hoping to make it to FL after this Covid mess is over. He's no spring chicken. He is being careful. He has been through a lot in the last few years. He lost his Wife Ann to...
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    Ron Dixon and the Minicoupe

    I was surprised to see this thread come up and then find that it is an old thread as well. Ron Dixon is an old friend of mine. We met back in 1990 at a EAA Chapter 4 meeting and have been friends ever since. Three or four times a week Ron would ask if I wanted to go flying. He knew I would...
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    Motor mount for 4A084-4

    Thanks for the input guys. Eddy, thanks for finding that post. I did a serach of the forum but did not run across this one. I like the mount.
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    Motor mount for 4A084-4

    Well I have to make a correction to my post above. The guy designed it with two mounting hole on each side for a total of four. I have attached more photos below.
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    Motor mount for 4A084-4

    Getting close to being ready to hang the engine on our Ridge Runner 3. I keep looking at the engine mount my brother in-law had made for us and I am not satisfied with this thing. It is all made of 1/2 inch 4130 and is a bed mount design. The guy that fabricated this thing for us designed it to...
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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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