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pwood66889

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Thanks, Tim. Guess I muffed something. Or memory faded faster than usual...
And the thirteen and a quarter inches is for the half-width, as AeroWerx noted: "IIRC, the PDF I had showed half the firewall pattern. "
 

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Without getting plans out and if it’s like the T2, it requires some fab and welding. You might be able to cheat and use a Zenith part for some of it. It was designed in the day where a prefabbed part was only engine, wheels and brakes. The T2 is very simple. I had one I dissected as a teen. It wasn’t worth saving but it was interesting. The Minicoupe is bigger with a 4 ft more span and fuselage, and weighs 150 lb more. It’s not a pure cross over.
 

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Can you please elaborate whats wrong with nosewheel assembly please?
I don't know. It just seemed like there are too many welded joints, and the whole thing seems rather "clunky". There are other designs that are a lot better.

Remember this is for the Teenie Two, not the Minicoupe.
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It’s just not prefab. Not really any more work than any other design, you can’t just buy it. The plane I owned had the steering welded straight which along with a direct drive 440 two stroke which was probably the demise of it. I don’t know what they did to the Windwaggon or Hummel fuselage, but I would not tail dragger a T2 without those updates. That probably goes for the Minicoupe.
 

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Per my plan set, the MiniCoupe nose gear is simpler than the Teenie 2 one from Aerowrex. That drawing does provide the detail for the nose wheel fork that seems to be missing from my plans.
What my plans do show is a straight pipe with plates welded on at an angle. Those plates provide the pivot points. A steering rod runs from the bottom of the rudder bar to a link on the arm. I can try for pictures if of interest.
And if interest fades, I'll take the carcus for MyMonoCoupe - a single-place Ercoupe with linked nose gear and rudder.
 

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Still waiting for Mr. Dixon reply with banking details. I wonder, are there any other alloy plans for single seat low wing scratch build available? I know and like work of Leeon Davis. But, some other plans?
 

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MacDonald S-22 is a similar all-metal, low-wing, VW engine, etc. The prototype was a tail-dragger. With its single fin, it has a more "classic" look. With a few cosmetic changes to the spinner, cowling and turtledeck, it could become a stand-off-scale Messerschmitt 109.
 

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Still waiting for Mr. Dixon reply with banking details. I wonder, are there any other alloy plans for single seat low wing scratch build available? I know and like work of Leeon Davis. But, some other plans?
Many people build their Sonex expressly as a (spacious) single seater. The plans are available from Sonex, along with parts if you want them.

Thatcher CX4 is a plans built design, too.
 
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Jerry Lytle

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"What my plans do show is a straight pipe with plates welded on at an angle. "

Pray tell what size pipe? and is it gas or water?
 
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