# My new ride !!

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#### Bille Floyd

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49.5 ft span , 450Lb usable payload ; it's the highest AR Atos glider

This one can handle those heavy Rotax engines.

That pilot with the control frame & wires under the wing ; yea
there Gone , and being replaced with a sleek sailplane
looking fuse, with the pilot hidden inside. When done ,the
L/D should go up a Bunch from what it is now (19.5 : 1) , but
the speed i I get it at should go Way up to near VNE.

I'm gonna turn it into an ultralight motor-glider , with a folding prop ; should
be Awesome in the air, and expect many hours of soaring fun !!!!!!!

Bille

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#### Bille Floyd

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When done , it will look a bit like this ; but with
an internal combustion engine engine :

Bille

#### Victor Bravo

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If you still want that RS-15 glider fuselage pod to use as a mold, I still have it. It's too heavy to use as-is, but it will make a good shape for a mold.

#### Bille Floyd

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If you still want that RS-15 glider fuselage pod to use as a mold, I still have it.
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Next time you are near your hanger ; would you mind taking
some shots of it please , (with a tape-measure standing Vertical)
at it's widest /highest point ?
I can paypal you money for Beer, or soda-pop !! LOL

Thanks a Bunch Victor ; and YES Sir I agree it is a Really
good idea !!!!!!!

Bille

#### Bille Floyd

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Life is in my favor , for now ; check out the engine
that showed up, for my ride :

4 cylinder boxer style , 32-hp 4-stroke, with starter ; under
20 Lb . Spins a 40 X 12 prop, at 6K rpm ; won't need a reduction
unit, till I wanna take a passenger !!!

Not sure what i did right in life lately ; but I'm going
for the ride with pleasure !!

Bille

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#### Victor Bravo

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It's up on the shelf behind all that stuff. You can see the general size and shape. That's all I have for now

#### Bille Floyd

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You can see the general size and shape. That's all I have for now

I can get the shape from this shot below ; knowing
that it's 22-ft long .
Thanks Victor !

Bille

#### Victor Bravo

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What I am offering is only the fiberglass pod (I'm using the aluminum tailboom for another project).

I'll trade you this pod in return for something of extremely high value (like having served in the US military).

#### Bille Floyd

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I figured the engine was a SCAM , the moment the seller
wanted PayPal - friends and family ; he had a 0 trader rating
and had just joined the forum !!

But WOW , what a beautiful engine ; new price
is $6,500 , so that is not an option for me . It sure was Good bate ; to get this fish to look !! LOL Bille #### Bille Floyd ##### Well-Known Member What I am offering is only the fiberglass pod (I'm using the aluminum tailboom for another project). I'll trade you this pod in return for something of extremely high value (like having served in the US military). Thanks ; that was an awesome thing to say !! Bille #### Warroadflyer ##### Member I figured the engine was a SCAM , the moment the seller wanted PayPal - friends and family ; he had a 0 trader rating and had just joined the forum !! But WOW , what a beautiful engine ; new price is$6,500 , so that is not an option for me . It
sure was Good bate ; to get this fish to look !! LOL

Bille
Who did you buy it from? It looks very nice.

#### Bille Floyd

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Who did you buy it from? It looks very nice.

I Didn't buy it.
I was all ready to send the seller money through PayPal
and that is when he indicated that the money was to be
sent Friends and Family, instead of , (goods & services).
I knew it was a SCAM immediately.

Life is still good though --- a friend gave me a 15hp, PPG
engine with prop and reduction ; it will work on the Atos VRX
at Las Vegas altitude , but not at King Mt , 5,500 ASL.

Bille

#### Bille Floyd

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NO , not 3W ; this is the company that sells it :

YEAAA ; the sound !!!!

Bille

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#### proppastie

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beautiful.......has valves....so is a 4 stroke?.....also no spec. on power output....or I could not find it.....link if you found it.

#### goney3

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beautiful.......has valves....so is a 4 stroke?.....also no spec. on power output....or I could not find it.....link if you found it.

Now I am not an Engineer, and I probably inputted the values incorrectly, but here is my result: ~13 HP

#### Bille Floyd

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beautiful.......has valves....so is a 4 stroke?.....also no spec. on power output....or I could not find it.....link if you found it.

I emailed Kolm engines about the hp rating ; never got an answer.
The seller said 30hp ; but UAH i don't believe it .

Bille

#### Bille Floyd

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Model airplanes are no longer like they used to be:
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I desire a 4-stroke, with the power and weight ; 40-hp would
be fine please !

This is Cool :
The 342 that 3W sells ; there use to be a company
that used one like it , for ultralights, and they made
a reduction unit for it .
32hp and 19-lb !

Bille

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