Discussion in 'Hangar Flying' started by Little Scrapper, Mar 11, 2019.
A Blériot XI would be very cool.
And as "fun" to fly as the original, no doubt. I break a sweat just thinking about it. A lot of older airplanes flew in ways we'd very much consider "marginal" today. Caution is warranted in picking a really older design, especially for a novice pilot.
If you’re interested in building two fuselages I’d be interested in doing two sets of wings (or whatever ratio of bits is fair). I don’t know if I could keep up with your pace but I adore early Monocoupes and I do have the chops to do aircraft wood.
Me too - that one then Aeronca bathtub plane
I wonder if a five cylinder Verner would pull this along?
aerodrome airplanes has two kits of that, one full scale and one 3/4 I really considered the 3/4 one
Is no sweat...At the time those were shot, (2003-2004), it was early in the digital world and I suspect they are actually scans of negatives and have been resized a time or two. The location they were shot from is public property and is at least 1000 feet from the side of the runway and close to 1500 feet from the taxiway. Couple it all with using some pretty long lenses and that the paint used distorts reflections and you can get some weird things happening.
As to the EX-AB designations, try the following manufacturer codes in the database look up:
You will find one is listed as R and D, but the other two are EX-AB
And you can pull up N161LM and it's the R and D one. N162LM and N163LM should show R and D also, but are deregistered.
Someone somewhere has drawings for this
A super light weight Pitts has always been in my head, much like #1 or it’s replica.
Cavelamb drew up a nice little VW powered version. He might have some original drawings.
Some interesting airplanes that might lead to good replicas:
Driggs Dart You might actually want to enlarge this one. It would probably be a very efficient aircraft.
Miles M.3 Falcon:
Miles M.13 Hobby:
Dehavilland Puss Moth
P.S. I once ate in a restaurant that had a Velie Monocoupe hanging from the ceiling. I think it was in Pennsylvania
cavelamb on his Vwee Monocoupe:
+1 on the Miles designs if you want to work in wood. I have often thought that about 7/8 scale Miles M.14 Magister or M.18 with optional open/enclosed cockpit and taildragger/tricycle gear would be a good project (all of those options actually built by Miles in at least experimental forms). There is also the very elegantly simple two-seat, side-by-side M.11 Whitney Straight among many others.
How about a De havilland TK.4, although possible a bit hot as a replica, unless one can find a lighter engine & pull the gross Weight down a bit.
I love the TK-4 cutaways, they really show a composites-before-composites construction when you look at the balsa tail surface cores covered in thin plywood, or the crossed planking on the wing. Also, for those curious, I believe Elektron is a magnesium alloy.
The TK-4 was a construction experiment as much as anything, killed a highly experienced test pilot and was reportedly a very hot little ship.
Elektron is a magnesiun alloy, widely used by DH a lot of prewar parts used it, generally replaced with aluminium alloys now. Burns very well!!
Steve built Samson Mite. You could build a scaled GB-R2, which has not been done AFAIK, with a Verner.
Has anyone built a exact replica of a Folder DR1?
There's versions of WW1 airplanes but any of them exact like the manufacturer?
This is a fun topic to explore.
Curtis Robin. Use a Continental O-360.
Reduced-scale Curtiss Robin, just two seats in tandem, use an Aeromomentum (or other) Suzuki conversion. ;-)
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