Oh I'm way ahead of you. Training stuffed animal cats in parachutes for Earth reentry, out of my antique home built rocket glider, is only Phase 1...:grin: Rocket girl! Yeah!
And school is back in session. It is time to relight this project and see if something can be built this winter.im back finally.
========================================================================there look to be some good minds on this site.from what i read here alot of you are very knowledgeable. so i got to thinking, the purpose of a site such as this is to bring people with the same interest together and help the members of this site.so i have a challenge to put toward each and everyone of you.the cheapest way to fly is by far with ultralights.there are lots of kits out there that cost many 1000.00s of dollars.and the name of this site is homebuilt airplanes.so why not put the minds of the people here to come up with a truly unique design of an ultralight. a new aircraft that anyone can build and be much much cheaper than the kits you can buy.make it affordable to the average American worker, lets face it, not all of us have great paying jobs, and some are single parents such as myself. money is tight.but we have a passion as well to fly. i think it can be done way cheaper than the kits,and be a safe aircraft. so work on it and tell me what you come up with.remember,least amount of cost as possible.something some one could build without a big financial burden over the winter. if i get enough ideas i will build it myself.if fly safe we can share the plans with the world for free! any concept or configuration. lets do this people!!! you do not have to have a complete set of plans, just a part,like for the wings and main body, whatever it is, post it here, lets build something together!!! and KEEP COST DOWN!!! lets make this for everyone.! happy thinking!
View attachment 17632View attachment 17633View attachment 17630View attachment 17631 There are a few nice ultralight designs ready available as plans built. The first inline is the Hummel Ultracriuser, plans built and Hummel offers fuselage formers and wing rib kits and other parts that can be bought as you build. The second is the Legal Eagle. Plans only. The last two are from Ed Fisher, plans only. The Flit Plane, and the Skylite. These are all nice ultralights that can be built from plans. There are more. These are my personal favorites.
I sat in a Hummel Ultracruiser at Oshkosh. I couldn't believe the room I had even with the canopy closed. Even had my airshow hat on.
Other good options is to find a used ultralight on Ebay or Craigs list. I bought a X-1 Phantom for $1000.00. It needs a bit of work but was a good deal, and already built.
If you don't realize how free you are, no additional amount of freedom will help you. You're not being very true to your self-avowed anarchist roots when you complain you can't make it because you're not getting a handout....slugging it out at retail job day in / day out to pay the rent or credit card debt we used to survive on (because govt programs are a joke here), with no sign of freedom on the horizon.
Alright then, all implied social contracts are off. I divorce my species.Your call.