Flaglor Scooter ?

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  1. Mar 23, 2018 #1

    don january

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    I was wondering if anyone has heard of any of these all wood planes being built in the US.? floglor 3.jpg floglor scooter.jpg floglor 2.jpg floglor 1.jpg I think this would be a great around the patch plane for a first time builder.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2018 #2

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    Re: Floglor Scooter ?

    There has only been a small handful. This is another one of those planes that is ugly enough to be cute, which means I like it! :) I don't recall seeing anything about plans availability in a long time. I'd like having a set, just because.
     
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    Re: Floglor Scooter ?

    Based on a quick look at the tail numbers on a google image search I think MOST were built in the US. I've seen the one at the Pima Air Museum, cute!

    The plans are great, looks like an easy build. Getting in and out looks like it could be a challenge though.

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    Link to plans HERE
     
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    Re: Floglor Scooter ?

    Well FritzW at my size I'd about have to borrow the wife's step stool to get in.:gig: fly2kads is right it isn't the pretties plane in the world but it does border on cute and I like the view. With a set of skies and heat plumbed in from the exhaust would be kinda fun to go fox hunting:nervous:
     
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    Re: Floglor Scooter ?

    Tony Bingelis built one. If you look up some of his old Sport Aviation articles he talks about building it.

    When I first signed up on this board there was a regular contributor that had built one and was having trouble with???

    Edit - rigging problem

    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13635
     
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    Looks like it would be a lot more popular if the engine was in a normal engine place.
     
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    Literally thousands of ultralight and microlight pilots would say that the engine *is* in the "normal" place and the late, great Alberto Santos-Dumont would agree with them! ;-)

    maxresdefault.jpg Hopper.jpg images.jpg
     
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    It was the first airplane for which I seriously considered purchasing plans... WAY back when.
     
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    Pops.....I agree, started Building a Headwind once, Father/son project, but got sidetracked.....Nice one in Ohio for sale right now.....
     
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    Found this pic off a Facebook Vintage Homebuilt posting. I like the taller gear and strutted wing on the Flaglor Scooter, makes it look a bit neater.

    flaglor sky scooter.jpg
     
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    There's a whole lotta non-PtP stuff going on with that one. ...kudos to the builder
     
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    Either 1980 or 1981 while living in Flagsaff, Az. An older friend built one and flew it. I did help taxi test it some, but didnot fly it. I left there in 1983 so have no thoughts as to it's long term outcome.

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    Should climb well with the light weight pilot.

    What does PtP mean?


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    PtP = "Per the Plans".

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    Did the Scooter in Flagstaff look like this one? It was built in Arizona and now it's hanging in the Pima Air Museum in Tucson.
    Flaglor_Sky_Scooter.jpg
     
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    After all these years, I have no idea if that could possibly be the same one.

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    According to FAA records, that one was built by Willard Munroe, jr. in 1976.
     

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