Keleher Lark

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hiroyoshi

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I'm building a Lark from a set of plans that's a bit less than complete, and wonder if anyone can help with some missing/poor quality pages?

Need drawings for the rear spar and fittings, wing struts, aileron and aileron hinges/fittings. My empennage and fuselage control drawings are very faint, so those would be nice to have as well.

Digital would be fine, and any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

It's a neat little aeroplane. Pity more were not built.
 

BJC

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Sorry, can’t help with plans, but if you don’t find plans, post some photographs of the assembly here, and you will get workable suggestions from experienced builders.

It's a neat little aeroplane. Pity more were not built.
It is one of my favorites from the early days of homebuilding. BTW, there was a nice article about one in either Sport Aviation or Kitplanes in the past few years. Someone here may remember the exact issue.

Please consider starting a build thread here, populated with lots of photographs.

BJC

Edit. Just saw that you have built a Pitts and have a PhD in structural engineering, so just ignore my comment above about seeking suggestions here.
 

hiroyoshi

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Actually, one thing all the experience taught me is now much I don't know, so suggestions are always welcome!

The blanks aren't too hard to fill in; I'm pretty sure Jim Keleher used J-3 struts (cut down) for the prototype, for instance. But reinventing things takes time.

I will post some progress reports when appropriate (building wing ribs and fittings now, which isn't fascinating).
 
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If you can get the N numbers of the other Larks maybe you can track them down on the FAA website.
 

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There was a Lark in Canada last fall and I got the opportunity to take it up. Fun little airplane. It was twitchy but in a way that makes me want more, if that makes any sense.
 

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