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  1. Jan 17, 2018 #21

    Dana

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    Wattsamatter guys, too insecure feeling for you?

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    Can't beat the view though...

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  2. Jan 17, 2018 #22

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    All that visibility and you're still looking at the panel! ;-)
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2018 #23

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    Ahhhh, hell yeah baby, that's what I'm talking about. This is about as perfect as it gets. I miss this so much.
     
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    At one time my old flight instructor owned the Woody Pusher prototype for a while. He called me and ask if I wanted it and I turned it down. I think the son ended up getting it back. I set in it, but didn't fly it. I don't like high thrust line pushers.
     
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  5. Jan 18, 2018 #25

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    For every thousand feet of altitude, the pilot seat gets ten square inches smaller.....
     
  6. Jan 18, 2018 #26

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    Yep - I have flown a Breezy and been a passenger. Let's just say you learn coordination in a hurry! Arnie from my EAA Chapter gave over 12,500 rides in his before it was lost in an accident.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2018 #27

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    Amazing. As I commented in another thread, lots of people are doing good things for sport aviation without fanfare. Please pass along my compliments to Arnie.


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    I will let him know BJC - he has become a good friend and mentor. You might enjoy this article - here
     
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    Very nice article, Wayne.


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  10. Jan 18, 2018 #30

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    Rats, I thought the passenger sat up front.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2018 #31

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    That's absolutely amazing.

    I'm curious, what kid of reaction do the kids have vs adults? Any guess?
     
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    That's absolutely amazing.

    I'm curious, what kid of reaction do the kids have vs adults? Any guess?
     
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    The Woody Pusher sure is a neat airplane. Any other designs where you stick out in the open that are not Ultralights?
    [video=youtube_share;VRZteUq0U-I]https://youtu.be/VRZteUq0U-I[/video]
     
  14. Jan 18, 2018 #34

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    Breezy, Woody Pusher, EZ Flyer, RANS S-18 Stinger II (fairing is optimal) all come to mind. I am sure there are more.

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  16. Jan 18, 2018 #36

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    How did we get three pages into a Breezy thread before I got wind of it?

    Anyway, the fuselage construction is pretty conventional tube/ fabric... except that it is totally unconventional. Being a triangular truss shape, it doesn't lend itself to the normal method of laying out two flat sides as mirror images. The whole thing has to be jigged in space and tacked together. I ended up building it in two sections and welding together at the end. There are a few photos of it in the movie that I posted back in August that show how I did it, and if you look close you'll see the laser level line that I used for alignment.

    The plans are best described as adequate. Adequate in that somewhere north of 100 examples have been built. They are the least detailed, sparse plans that I have every come across. Much is left to the imagination, but that's part of the fun. The Wag Aero and Supercub drawings fill in some of the gaps, and the rest you just have to noodle through.

    They've been built with all manor of wings, but the consensus is that the Cub wing is the best. I once saw one with Cessna 170 wings with the flaps bolted in the 20deg position. I can't imagine it flies very well.

    For you local guys I'm based at East Troy.
     
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    Is there any way to make a practical taildragger Breezy, or is the fuselage geometry all wrong?
     
  18. Jan 18, 2018 #38

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    Looks like an easy mod to open up the Woody’s Pusher.


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  19. Jan 19, 2018 #39

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    I doubt it, but depends how you define practical. You’d need a ladder to get into the front seat, and the tail area might be too small to lift the tail on takeoff with the gear moved far enough forward. But I’ve seen crazier things.
     
  20. Jan 19, 2018 #40

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    Ummm...RANS S-18 Stinger II?
     

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