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rdooley79

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I have a vintage ultralight, a Hummingbird. It's a V tail single seat open aircraft. This is the ultimate ultralight BUT it can be set up as a TWIN! Yes, Originally it had a pair of 8hp engines on each wing. A previous owner retrofitted a Rotax 277 for additional power and simplicity as well as maintainability because parts are available for the 277 and not the original engines. The sails are in good enough shape for patterns to make a new set of sails. The airplane also comes with a spare 277 for parts as well. The main problem is the front wheel. It was showing fatigue cracks from over time so I fabricated a new front fork and got new azusa wheels and Carlisle tundra tires to give it some more flex in the landing gear. The front fork's and all are still apart and I'm not interested in getting this airplane flying. It would be easily worth twice if not more in flying shape. I'd like to get the value of the engines out of the whole thing and see it go to someone who can work on it and get it flying.

This is a link to a site about hummingbirds, Cool planes and with twin 277's would be an amazing performer!
Hummingbird 103 Ultralight - YouTube
Gemini Hummingbird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ultralight Hummingbird Re-creates 1983 Flight

Attached are some pictures as well for you to see. PM me for any more info.

engine-1.jpgWing-5.jpgWing-4.jpgWing-3.jpgWing-2.jpgWing-1.jpgTail-1.jpgChariot.jpgbattons.jpgWing-6.jpg
 

John D Washington

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I have a never-assembled Hummingbird 'in the barn' with the original Solo engines. I hope to assemble it this winter and 'maybe' fly it, but I'm looking for any of the original literature, manuals, etc., that go with it. Do you have any of that, and could I pay you to make copies?
 

Topaz

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Original post is almost two years old. See the post date at the left in the blue bar at the top of every post. There's a chance the aircraft is still available, but I'd say it's pretty darned slim.

Welcome to the forums, though! :)
 

Ray Steele

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I have a vintage ultralight, a Hummingbird. It's a V tail single seat open aircraft. This is the ultimate ultralight BUT it can be set up as a TWIN! Yes, Originally it had a pair of 8hp engines on each wing. A previous owner retrofitted a Rotax 277 for additional power and simplicity as well as maintainability because parts are available for the 277 and not the original engines. The sails are in good enough shape for patterns to make a new set of sails. The airplane also comes with a spare 277 for parts as well. The main problem is the front wheel. It was showing fatigue cracks from over time so I fabricated a new front fork and got new azusa wheels and Carlisle tundra tires to give it some more flex in the landing gear. The front fork's and all are still apart and I'm not interested in getting this airplane flying. It would be easily worth twice if not more in flying shape. I'd like to get the value of the engines out of the whole thing and see it go to someone who can work on it and get it flying.

This is a link to a site about hummingbirds, Cool planes and with twin 277's would be an amazing performer!
Hummingbird 103 Ultralight - YouTube
Gemini Hummingbird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ultralight Hummingbird Re-creates 1983 Flight

Attached are some pictures as well for you to see. PM me for any more info.

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I one 2 Hummingbird 103's. for a science research program. They Dante me to buy a third one. Do you still have ir ir partes and plans/ documentation ?
Thank you,
Fort Worth TX
6789077155
Ray
 

Dana

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I one 2 Hummingbird 103's. for a science research program. They Dante me to buy a third one. Do you still have ir ir partes and plans/ documentation ?
Thank you,
Fort Worth TX
6789077155
Ray
More than seven years later, I seriously doubt it.
 
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