Any one have some info on the "Le Pelican"

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  1. Jul 16, 2019 #21

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    coffee sounds great. if you still have her come Oct. time frame maybe I can get down there for a couple of day and take some measurements. I did manage to find some drawing of the pelican but there are a lot of pages with out measurements.
    this is what the last wing design was
     

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  2. Jul 17, 2019 #22

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    Hmmm... Your wing drawing looks like it is from a "LePel-a-like." I have plans from BuildAndFly, which this may be.
    My EAA chapter is arranging some stored stuff this week, and I will look for emergency shelter just in case the hangar arrangement blows down.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2019 #23

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    Yes I did get them from buildandfly. how do they compare to your aircraft?
     
  4. Jul 18, 2019 #24

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    As stated, the wings I have, which I'm sure are the "real McCoy," are sheet alum, as opposed to the tube structures you showed.
    The horizonal stab seems about right from what I can tell from the fuselage.
    Would have to compare more when I get that planset up.
     
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    No wonder you like..it is legendary classic..in its class.
     
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    Looks like mine is going to have to find a better home. My hangar space is going away and I have to find a good, new home pronto!
    All offers considered.
    Located 30 miles due south of Tallahassee, Fl, USA.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2019 #27

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    That's a bummer Percy,

    I wish I was closer, the le Pelican would be a fun project.
     
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    Wish you were closer also, Fritz. I could probably pick up more hanging around you for a week than some terms in A&P school.
     
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    i just wish i had some money
     
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    What is your place like in Lizella? I'm open to suggestions.
     
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    what do you mean?
     
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    Looking at new good homes, and always need a reason to visit... :)
     
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    well here in Macon/ Warner Robins area there are always new homes being built. usually 150k - 250k price range. Macon area being a little cheap than Robins area. ( due to crime rates ) the cost of living is not too bad a lot cheap than most places that i have been to.
     
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    Thanks for the SitRep.
    I am working with a person that may provide a good, new home for LePelican in Texas. Will keep all you guys appraised.
     
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    If you do get rid of the plane would you please post a ton of pictures of it for us to steal ideas. It's a neat looking plane!
     
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    And with a tape measure in the pic? Some skin and tube thickness would be nice as well.
     
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    May as well update the situation:
    <SitRep>The Texas persons seem to have lost interest at the freight quote. To Oregon would be even more, so that may be gone as well.
    I am trying to get to the local A&P school to see if there would be interest as trading stock; as in you get it for helping me get my Ercoupe running.
    Wife developed a health issue that affects her mobility and we are working that - she is getting better, but have to play as goes.
    Have a wad of pictures. How do you build collections on HBA? The tape measure in the picture is a splendid idea! Just not in the pictures I have now. Have some dimensioned sketches I would post as well.
    So the plane sits; outside. Sorry to burden. </SitRep>
     
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    What kind of freight quotes are coming in? What would it take to move this thing as far as van or trailer size goes?
     
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    I bet those 19' wing panels are a killer on the shipping cost.
    I think you just go to the "media" link at the top of the page and start clicking around until you see something that says "create a new album" (or something similar).
     
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    I've heard of a shipping connection called , You Ship It , Might be able to find it at , youshipit.com . I've heard that it consists of folks that are already headed in certain directions that will carry your things along to help with fuel costs . Never used it but might be a connection .
     

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