1/2 VW plans

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mullacharjak

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IMO the Le Pelican has enough wing span 37 feet to carry the weight of a 1600cc VW engine unless one wants to fly without a licence.The Australian tyro is a smaller wing but flies with the 1600cc.Fisher super koala flies fine with a 1600cc(example in Finland).The 1600cc is a very under utilized engine.Maybe because its avaiable and too easy to convert and its considered to be very heavy.
 

F3A-1

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Does anyone have a "full case" with rear mag? I have not found one yet. If plans exist I would like to buy a set.
I have an engine with the distributor and want to convert to rear mag or half case with rear mag as a last resort.

Thanks,
Lex
 

JohnB

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Does anyone have a "full case" with rear mag? I have not found one yet. If plans exist I would like to buy a set.
I have an engine with the distributor and want to convert to rear mag or half case with rear mag as a last resort.

Thanks,
Lex
Scott Casler will build you a full case with mag but I doubt he will provide plans. One of the Legal Eagle drivers is a mechanical genius and has converted several in that configuration, I think he posted some napkin drawings sometime back, I'll check.
He also developed a spin on filter adapter that uses a Goldwing motorcycle filter and sits where the oil cooler was.

JohnB
 

TFF

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Rear mag should not be much issue because they have been done to full VWs since the 60s. The Teenie Too plans came with very basic engine conversion documents.
 

F3A-1

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Well, my full case, 1/2 VW has the crank cut in half.
I have a couple of other full case, full cranks such as a Revmaster with the mag driven from the aft of the crank.
I can create an extension, but was just looking to see if it had been done before with the 1/2 crank.

Thanks for the lead JohnB
 
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