Pops, how is that 2180 equipped with only a 2lb increase? Is that a Force One prop hub and larger crank? Flywheel, starter?And up hill.
I have used it down to a 450' farm strip.
Instead of the 1835 cc engine you could go to the 2180 with just a 2 lb increase. Going from 60 hp to about 75 hp.
Just the added weight of the Force one prop hub and the small added weight of the crank. No, starter, no alternator, Slick mag only.Pops, how is that 2180 equipped with only a 2lb increase? Is that a Force One prop hub and larger crank? Flywheel, starter?
I'm asking because if I keep 4SP, i'm gonna build a 2180 for it. I'm planning on no starter or flywheel, just a 20amp alternator and a single Slick mag. I thought it would still weigh about 8 - 10 lbs more than my 1835 similarly equipped.
So was that a month of evenings or a 160+hr month?Anyway, I knocked out all the "kit" in about a month, saving about $5000. The only thing I didn't build was the engine mount and firewall as I wasn't sure about engine choice (now I am).
The "alternator" I speak of is actually the little generator that GPAS sells with the Diehl accessory case and mag drive adapter set up. Its enough to keep the small battery intended for the fuel boost pump charged and not much more. Also, I like having 12vdc to power the handheld radio and iPad through a cigarette lighter adapter.....If you are just using a slick mag and no starter why are you using a alternator?
Beautiful airplane! I love the Cessna spats!The Wittman Buttercup as another scratch/plans built STOL option. The builder/owner group for the Wittman designs is knowledgeable/helpful. This is Jim Clement's version of the Buttercup:
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If you need folding wings, the Raven is a plans only copy of the early Avid Flyer/Kitfox. If you can swing it, unfinished Kitfox kits come up for sale somewhat regularly - could save you time. Good luck! Dai
PS: even though it looks like a Tailwind, it's a Buttercup - there are 2 lift struts and the wing behind the spar is only fabric covered. He built this to get into/out of places he couldn't with his Tailwind.
So was that a month of evenings or a 160+hr month?
Probably 120 or so but I have shear , brake, and almost every tool necessary and access to the rest of them. If you choose the 701 consider making the rear spar one piece like the 750, easier, stronger than 7 pieces scabbed together and easier to keep straight. Will have wet wing instead of tanks. Do research on stolspeed.com, John is a straight shooter no bs. Also consider the longer wing mod approved by CH to accommodate weight creep over the yrs
We have an A/C crew in our building with a nice shop and a couple of large bending brakes. Just be careful as to the bend radius of the brake unit as not all bends are created equal ...I do as well, been my carrier for the last 20 years, so what I cant do at home, I can bring to work and do in the evening or lunch breaks, weekends, whatever.
Thank you Matthew.Very cool, Mike. Personally, I would love to see you update any of your MW-5/6/7 designs to get around the requirement for the special 4″ x 16 swg HT30TF aluminum tube. With the trend in LSA and microlight rules to allow higher weights and speeds, I think something like the MW-6 (tandem or side-by-side) set up as a rugged "big boy" single-seater with a four-stroke engine would attract a lot of interest as a fun flyer if it weren't for the trouble in locating the special tube.