You probably knew I'd bring it up! It would be a good travelling plane for two, and a good performer, too.Been waiting for you to do the Beetlemaster. Every few weeks I get all the notes out of the folder and dream. Would be one heck of a good airplane and nice for traveling for 2 people and baggage.
You aren't a fan of the lawn tractor style magnetrons? Fixed timing, but really simple and cheap. But, a total loss electrical system and suitable circuit would also work and be reliable. Having backup source of electricity, even D batteries, would give peace of mind.IF I do this, I'll just build a 1835 cc , 60 hp VW engine like the last one but to same money use the car distributor, and a total lost system electric system with just a battery powering the coil for the fire. With the right coil I believe the drain is about 2 amps. ... is on the cheap, so a Slick mag and wires is out of the question.
That sounds really good. You already know it flies well, and being able to occasionally insert video of a "nearly the same" flying airplane will keep viewers interested in the journey.Thinking about staying with the 30' wing span and 120 sq' of wing area, just a good combination. I have had fun working lift with that span , area and a GW of about 750 lbs. That's 6.25 lbs per sq'
So IF I do this, are we settled on this ?