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  1. galaxy engineer

    What's wrong with the Affordaplane?

    I have no doubt that as built the A-plane fuselage will survive similarly to anything else out there an is way more than enough to fly safely at 55mph (give or take) once all the bracing and drag wires are installed. That’s not the problem as I see it. I think it could be lightened up but let’s...
  2. galaxy engineer

    What's wrong with the Affordaplane?

    Nice...! So a couple of questions... God knows I am not a structural engineer but.... Could the lower longeron of the fuselage be replaced with two 1" T6 tubes held to the side of the lower forward fuselage with conventional tube attachment techniques like a series of stainless steel stirrups...
  3. galaxy engineer

    What's wrong with the Affordaplane?

    The blah blah blah is meant to represent all the arguments...I don't understand the uproar though. It seems it should be a fairly reliable design though heavy as eff. I would love to find a lighter design and as easy to throw together as the AP. With all the examples flying as of late I am...
  4. galaxy engineer

    Any Affordaplane builders here?

    Exactly my love affair with the AP. I have not built it yet but I have owned a set of plans since Dave Edwards first come out with them in the early 2000's. I admire the AP for its simplicity. As in al things aviation the draw backs tend to be undesirable and the un-beloved use these as...
  5. galaxy engineer

    What's wrong with the Affordaplane?

    I hate that this thread died...Lots of great exchanges in here. I have been inspired since the early 2000's (when I bought my first set of plans) to build an AP because it is so **** simple but it is heavy. I don't want a heavy ultralight. I would like to build one but put it on a diet. When...
  6. galaxy engineer

    Looking for Aero Max plans

    Thank you very much but that is not the one I am looking for. I am looking for the wood brother to the Airbike....The Aeromax. I poked around on the site you sent but didnt see it. Thank you though.
  7. galaxy engineer

    Looking for Aero Max plans

    yup.....I did check there but couldn't find any. I was hoping someone had some they wanted t sell or knew where I could get some. Thank you though .
  8. galaxy engineer

    Looking for Aero Max plans

    Looking for Team AeroMax plans. Is there such a thing available? Any info would help. Looks like TEAM doesn’t have plan sets listed on their web sight. thanks guys/gals Brett
  9. galaxy engineer

    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    Y Yes I have seen this. It seems to have a lot in common with the AP. It is hard to tell from the flying videos but it doesn't look much lighter than the AP with the same style construction tech. I wonder how it flys?
  10. galaxy engineer

    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    EXACTLY....It is the thing I like most about the Affordaplane...It is easily configurable to all types of personalities and flying types. It is such a great example of what can be done in a garage with vision and a hacksaw (no welded required...haha). I have been reading every word of this...
  11. galaxy engineer

    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    You know...All said and done (and I know the Affordaplane has its fans and anti-fans) but the concept actually has its place in the building community. Is it the perfect airplane? No. Is it the best airplane choice for a beginner builder? Mmmmaybe (but not definitely). Is it the safest...
  12. galaxy engineer

    Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread

    Ollie...I think what he means is you would use the spikes to align the gusset in the "bend jig" so you get the bend axis perfect (each spike 180 degrees out from each other along the bend axis) Then once bent you would not need the spikes anymore and simply nip them off so to speak.
  13. galaxy engineer

    Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread

    Okay....Been lurking on the site and came across this thread and just had to jump in. I am a new member but my head has been filled with the tube and gusset ideas for a long time. I have just recently been getting serious about my first build. Anyhooooo...tons of questions but I will save...
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