Light Plane Philosopher
- Dec 16, 2007
- Port Townsend WA
Just be advised 40hrs is a minimum and the national average is about 1/2 again as many hrs more or less.Okay, I have to add this here! I just got finished with a conversation with a CFI! He prices are affordable.... his rate is 45 an hour and the plane is 145 an hour Wet... may only be a few hours a week, but it is a start, and once I get to where I can Solo, I am only paying the for the plane. He also has a flight simulator... so I can have that going as well. My prayers are answered! I am going to learn to fly... every other school I contacted was between 200 and 300 for the plane and 75 to 125 for instruction. That is expensive. He has a 172g. For his trainer plane... I am excited!
according to the FAA most pilots fly between 65 to 70 hours before taking their check ride. Are you saying the majority of the CFI's are incompetent?Yeah, if you're not proficient in 40 hrs you need a different instructor.
Remember, your talking to the guy who started designing a plane as a mental exercise.... lol. I am already buying books, downloading apps, and listening to ATC communications, and practicing how to talk to the tower. Studying every single bit of info I can get my hands on and I have not even taken my first lesson... lol.NO, the majority of instructors are probably not incompetent, but the amount of regulatory and other crap they have to teach today... in addition to how to actually fly the airplane... is higher than it was when the 40 hour rule was written.
Round spar with aluminum I beam inside adding strength. Wooden ribs, the open areas reduce weight, while retaining strength. I plan on using Flaperons, I am going to limit their deployment to 15 degrees and the leading edge slats. Also putting a 2 degree dihedral in the wing to help keep the plane stabilized.What is the thought process? Round spar and big open area on the rib. These things have been done for certain reasons before, but there are trade offs.
Study how the Kolb wings are built. They use a round aluminum tube spar, with "I-beam type" inserts (actually Kolb calls them H braces) at the highest stress locations.Round spar with aluminum I beam inside adding strength. Wooden ribs, the open areas reduce weight, while retaining strength.
Will check that out.... I had some ideas on using aluminum bulkheads through the fuselage. Cutting them out with a plasma cutter and using a bead roller to add strength. From what you describe, this may not be that much different.Study how the Kolb wings are built. They use a round aluminum tube spar, with "I-beam type" inserts (actually Kolb calls them H braces) at the highest stress locations.