Modern day "motorcycle of the air" aircraft class?

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    I think this one might be a little more problematic to work out, and the visibility's not as good. The outer wing panels are intended to be removable on each one for a less than 96" road legal width. walter.JPG
     
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    What's the ballpark figure on your Verner 3 cyl?
    if you'd care to divulge...? just curious is all.
     
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    There a price list on their website.
     
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    Thanks Fritz.
    haven't yet been there....
     
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    Yes this motorcycle idea is great.

    I think you have to able to take a passenger behind you just like in a motorcycle..both strapped of course.
     
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    That is the real motorcycle of the air...12 hp.
     
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    Well, sure, but that is before you tell dad that you know Scott....


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    I guess an approach to 'Flying motorcycle' can be a Triplane version of 'Bumble Bee II', with larger wings, see
    Or a less than 250 cm wingspan, updated, Scroggs' 'Flying Dart', patent US 1.848.578 For ultralight Aircraft, weight is limited in 115 kg, the difficulty in a machine able to run on roads and also fly could be in the passive safety measures imposed to road vehicles, that add weight. Also, a minor crash that will allow a road machine running, will put out of flight same machine. Salut +
     
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    Thank you Speedboat, I had not seen a lot of that footage before.
    Bob
     
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    Please send that pilot's name to Peter.


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    WIth all this talk of a "Motorcycle of the air", has anyone considered the Beaujon Flybike? Plan set available here http://www.beaujonaircraft.com/

    Controls are more like a weight shift trike---push to go up, pull to go down. Has a throttle like a motorcycle.

    First page of the plans:

    Capture.JPG
     
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    Is there an optical illusion at 3:55 of the Wright Flyer video...props seem to rotate real slow ?
     
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    You shouldn't judge rotation rates from videos. Or in this case, movie film converted to video.

    You've never seen car wheels turning backwards on TV?

    What you see is a stroboscopic artifact caused by interaction of the different frame rates and the actual RPM of the prop.
     
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    Aerowerx, i wonder if such a bird has ever flown?
     
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    Good question.

    I got the plans for that, and several others from the same designer, several years ago when they where available as instant download. I just wanted them as a reference as to the construction techniques. Beyond that, I know nothing.
     
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    That flybike could be even more compact if wing chord were extended a bit with a reflexed airfoil so the tail could be eliminated.
     
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    Im wondering if the Spratt103 concept would make sense here?
     

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