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  1. Hot Wings

    Basic Woodworking Book for New Builders?

    Is there a basic woodworking book similar to Rutan's Moldless Composite Sandwich Aircraft Construction, which was included as a separate chapter in the Quickie construction manual, that would be a good recommendation for someone building a wood airplane for the first time? I'm looking for...
  2. M

    The French Chouchenn

    It's a neat looking little plane for those who are interested. I couldn't find an instance of it being discussed here so I thought I would share. I believe it says "bundles" (plans) are available but I don't know how you go about getting them. Anyways, presenting the "Honey Wine"...
  3. L

    Greetings from an aspiring designer!

    Hello everyone! :) I have scored thousands of hours in WWII aviation combat games over a past few years and I got hooked forever... Since then I've been learning, building and flying model airplanes (crashed a lot of them) and now comes the moment of truth: can I build a real airplane? I'm on...
  4. fly_boy_bc

    Pre-cover mods/additions

    I am getting ready to cover my FFP-101 :ban: I am planning to install floats so I want to protect the wood as much as possible. I am just looking for suggestions/input as to what YOU would like to have done before covering but didn't. Things like making sure you have protected the wood properly...
  5. PorcoRosso

    Choosing wood over aluminium worth it?

    I've found wonderful resources on a future project I'd like to start early on, an ultralight glider. As things go, the plans for aircraft of this type are usually aluminium tubing and bolted joints (nothing welded or made of machined metal). Would it first off be possible to replace all...
  6. D

    Introduction & the questions you'd expect

    Howdy all, I've got a father who's had several airplanes and never got a one of them built, including what would be a gorgeous Waco BSO with a Continental W670 radial... I'm getting my PPL in about two months, my first house / property in the next year and the very next thing I"m looking to do...
  7. Wagy59

    Liker of Aeroplanes

    This forum thing is new to me, but I'm liking this, except I hate the thing where you have to come up with a title for this...why do I need a title?...I don't get that..I'm not writing a book or an article...so whats up with the title thing? Ok, never mind. I'm just being grumpy again..everyone...
  8. cluttonfred

    Looking for great homebuilt aircraft pics

    For 2011, I put together a calendar of photos of homebuilt boats (my other hobby) which you can see on my Lulu page: <http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/owlnmole>. For 2012, I thought I'd change the theme to the kind of homebuilt aircraft that I love: classic, simple designs of wood, steel and...
  9. halfscalemustang

    Alternative covering method?

    Hello, i am currently working on my 50% P-51 Mustang. The original builder sheeted the original wooden airframe in aluminum. He used several 1'x2' squares of aluminum sheeting and attatched them to the stringers and bulkheads with hundreds of brads that are approximately 3/4" long. This is ok, i...
  10. U

    BAMBOO WOOD & DEMOISELLE ANYONE???

    A RETURN TO BAMBOO WOOD DEMOISELLE ANY ONE? So, I am so brand new to this, it's funny. But I am about to build a Demoiselle. And While I will be as true to the design as possible, BAMBOO, "et all", I would appreciate any of your own information that will assist in any design improvements...
  11. radioinred

    Hey guys, progress report......

    Ok I have redesigned just a few aspects of the fuse and rudder. More to come yet tho.... I will begin on the wing spars next week and try to finish the fuse. The elevator spar is not pictured nor is the new engine. CUYUNA 430! Man I love eBay. I got the block with tuned exhaust, a redrive and...
  12. radioinred

    She is Born.....

    Hey guys Im the college kid who asked a ton of stupid questions about building an ultralight biplane. Well Im home and a few things have changed... First off the project is now a parasol type plane with the slight possibility of adding a second pair of wings. She is a two seater...now dont freak...
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