Chilton DW-1 build in NZ

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Autodidact

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For about the same weight as the vw a suzuki g 10 (3 cylinder) could work. I would love to find a set of plans for this plane.
Roy Nerou does sell the plans, I believe, although he doesn't explicitly say so on his website, and there have been quite a few sets sold by him (look through the Owners & builders link) - I think he may have actually re-drawn them. Explore his website and shoot him an email; I did a few years ago asking him some naive question and he was nice enough to email me back. I don't know how much they would cost though. If I win the powerball, a large portion of it will go to acquiring plans for everything from the Fokker DVII to the Chilton to goodness knows what else...

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You could build a fairly genuine copy of this in NZ. I just spotted a complete 1938 Ford Prefect for NZ$400 on TradeMe, which would be a great source of a donor engine.
 

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Hi,

I was very pleased to see the interest in the Chilton, I am very slowly building one in the uk.

There is a bit of misinformation here about plans that I'd like to try and clear up.

The copyright to the design is held by Mrs Constance Ward, the wife of Reggie Ward, who along with Andrew Dalrymple developed the original aircraft. Roy Nerou invested considerable time, effort and expense in re-drawing most of the remaining original drawings after Mr Ward passed them to him. He also owns two of the original four Chiltons.

The drawings that can be downloaded are copies of Roy's drawing, but their use is morally and legally questionable. However, the current situation is that Mrs Ward will, upon receipt of a written request, provide a permission to build a copy of the design at no cost. This remarkable lady is simply pleased to support potential builders of her husband's design. If a prospective builder has permission to build an aircraft, then Roy will release an electronic copy of his drawings to support the builder. Alternatively, for the costs of printing and postage, he will provide prints. This is a most unique arrangement and both deserve our appreciation for their willingness to support would-be builders.

For prospective builders their is a very good Yahoo group and I would encourage anyone interested to join that as a starting point.

As far as engines are concerned, I would recommend the Walter Mikron III which can still be bought new for less than the price of a Rotax 912, but the Suzuki Geo conversions are very much in the spirit of the originals and I have no doubt that Reggie and Andrew would have used one in lieu of the Ford conversion that was the best thing available at the time.

So, there's no hinderance to potential builders wanting to proceed........

regards,


Colin
 

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+1 on the Suzuki/GEO 3 cylinder inline, with one of the Raven Redrive units I believe it would be a perfect fit in this aircraft, and it would thankfully retain the required Britishness.

There is an absolute and irrefutable English aviation law that says "no Chilton Monoplane shall be equipped with any powerplant that is not inline and inverted, or at the very least inline and possessing a propeller reduction drive that places the thrust line near the top of the front cowling (in such a way that the thrust line is in the equivalent position of an equivalent inverted engine). Further, any attempts to circumvent this law will result in a severe punishment of the perpetrator, such punishment to be administered at the hands of the angry ghost of one Mr. Ranald Porteous."

Due to unanimous agreement by 100% of each and every one of the true aircraft enthusiasts of the world, this law is also considered to be binding in all other countries regrdless of their status as former states within the British Empire.

Harrumph.
 

colinc

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+1 on the Suzuki/GEO 3 cylinder inline, with one of the Raven Redrive units I believe it would be a perfect fit in this aircraft, and it would thankfully retain the required Britishness.

There is an absolute and irrefutable English aviation law that says "no Chilton Monoplane shall be equipped with any powerplant that is not inline and inverted, or at the very least inline and possessing a propeller reduction drive that places the thrust line near the top of the front cowling (in such a way that the thrust line is in the equivalent position of an equivalent inverted engine). Further, any attempts to circumvent this law will result in a severe punishment of the perpetrator, such punishment to be administered at the hands of the angry ghost of one Mr. Ranald Porteous."

Due to unanimous agreement by 100% of each and every one of the true aircraft enthusiasts of the world, this law is also considered to be binding in all other countries regrdless of their status as former states within the British Empire.

Harrumph.
hi,

inverted is not a requirement of the English aviation law, the Carden Ford used originally has the crank at the bottom and the heads at the top :):);)

i really would like to see a Geo conversion in the flesh, seems to have a lot to offer, but having recently had a visit from a Mikron powered Chilton G-JUJU at our local airfield, I have to say that the slow revving engine sounds the part too.

Colin
 

jm.gray

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Thank you all for the critique and encouragement comments on my Chilton. The aircraft is still in a hangar although a different one for more space. It has taken 6 years of hard work to complete. I hope to have it flying before the end of the year. This project has been completed with the fantastic help from Roy Nerou. in the U.K. Supplying numerous photos and drawings if requested by myself. Always by return.If you read this message Roy, Thank you again The help has been priceless.

I will get some photos to you guys as I can get them organised.

J.G.
 

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That's great! The pictures and the completion. Please keep us updated about what you think of it as an aircraft as you get used to flying it. And some youtube vids would be very interesting to a lot of of folks, too! :cool::cheeky:
 
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