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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by pictsidhe View Post
    A Blériot XI would be very cool.
    aerodrome airplanes has two kits of that, one full scale and one 3/4 I really considered the 3/4 one

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by RJW View Post
    Looking at other pics there seems to be similar stuff going on with temporary numbering. The shots you posted seem to be at quite a distance. Maybe the pics were resized or processed to a different format? These things might make the pics look a bit manufactured. The weird way F16 canopies refract light makes the shots look even more artificial.

    Sorry about the hasty judgement.

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    Is no sweat...At the time those were shot, (2003-2004), it was early in the digital world and I suspect they are actually scans of negatives and have been resized a time or two. The location they were shot from is public property and is at least 1000 feet from the side of the runway and close to 1500 feet from the taxiway. Couple it all with using some pretty long lenses and that the paint used distorts reflections and you can get some weird things happening.

    As to the EX-AB designations, try the following manufacturer codes in the database look up:
    5260424
    056293F
    5260440
    You will find one is listed as R and D, but the other two are EX-AB

    And you can pull up N161LM and it's the R and D one. N162LM and N163LM should show R and D also, but are deregistered.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Tim View Post
    I wonder if a five cylinder Verner would pull this along?

    Someone somewhere has drawings for this

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    Re: Replica home builts

    A super light weight Pitts has always been in my head, much like #1 or it’s replica.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Scrapper View Post
    Someone somewhere has drawings for this
    Cavelamb drew up a nice little VW powered version. He might have some original drawings.
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    Re: Replica home builts

    Some interesting airplanes that might lead to good replicas:
    Driggs Dart You might actually want to enlarge this one. It would probably be a very efficient aircraft.
    http://historylink101.com/bw/e_plane...G_6836_e2.html

    Miles M.3 Falcon:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_...adon_05.55.jpg

    Miles M.13 Hobby:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_...e:Hobby_3V.png

    Dehavilland Puss Moth

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    P.S. I once ate in a restaurant that had a Velie Monocoupe hanging from the ceiling. I think it was in Pennsylvania

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by FritzW View Post
    Cavelamb drew up a nice little VW powered version. He might have some original drawings.
    cavelamb on his Vwee Monocoupe:
    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/f...l=1#post357913
    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/f...l=1#post346296

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    +1 on the Miles designs if you want to work in wood. I have often thought that about 7/8 scale Miles M.14 Magister or M.18 with optional open/enclosed cockpit and taildragger/tricycle gear would be a good project (all of those options actually built by Miles in at least experimental forms). There is also the very elegantly simple two-seat, side-by-side M.11 Whitney Straight among many others.
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    Re: Replica home builts

    How about a De havilland TK.4, although possible a bit hot as a replica, unless one can find a lighter engine & pull the gross Weight down a bit.




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    Re: Replica home builts

    I love the TK-4 cutaways, they really show a composites-before-composites construction when you look at the balsa tail surface cores covered in thin plywood, or the crossed planking on the wing. Also, for those curious, I believe Elektron is a magnesium alloy.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    The TK-4 was a construction experiment as much as anything, killed a highly experienced test pilot and was reportedly a very hot little ship.

    Elektron is a magnesiun alloy, widely used by DH a lot of prewar parts used it, generally replaced with aluminium alloys now. Burns very well!!

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Scrapper View Post
    .. What designs exist that really would be neat to pursue? Spirit of St Louis? A rare racer? I'm not sure, I'm open to discussion. I'd even consider not flying it and donating it to a museum if it was far above my skill set. I'm after the challenge of it. The Gee Bee has been done a few times, so as much as I love that airplane it's not an option.

    My only real requirement is that the fuselage is steel tube and fabric.
    Steve built Samson Mite. You could build a scaled GB-R2, which has not been done AFAIK, with a Verner.


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    Re: Replica home builts

    Has anyone built a exact replica of a Folder DR1?

    There's versions of WW1 airplanes but any of them exact like the manufacturer?

    This is a fun topic to explore.

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ID:	79102 Curtis Robin. Use a Continental O-360.

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    Re: Replica home builts

    Reduced-scale Curtiss Robin, just two seats in tandem, use an Aeromomentum (or other) Suzuki conversion. ;-)

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