# scratch build

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#### MACOWA

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Hello. Its good to be back. I have not been on the site since 2014. My last two projects turned out well, but as many of us know life happens. I now find myself with the time and resources to begin another build. Perhaps the simplest aircraft possible. probably under under the 254 limit. An absolute STOL would fit the bill as I live on the Olympic peninsula in Washington state and would like to fly from my own property.

#### cluttonfred

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Welcome back! What specific designs or general criteria did you have in mind beyond STOL and Part 103? Cheers, Matthew

#### MACOWA

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Welcome back! What specific designs or general criteria did you have in mind beyond STOL and Part 103? Cheers, Matthew

#### MACOWA

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Hello Mathew. A pod and boom pusher similar to the Chinook designs would be most practical for me. I have a zero hours Rotax 503, Black Max wheels & brakes on O'Keefe spring gear and a full set of IFR instruments, also a lot of 6061 tube all new and left over from previous projects. this would seem a good head start. Designing using these components from the get go would seem an advantage.

#### cluttonfred

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Oddly, there aren't a lot of pod-and-boom pusher designs available for scratch building despite how ubiquitous the layout is for factory-built and kit ultralights. Also, that engine and landing gear may represent unnecessary weight for Part 103 and why in the world would you need "a full set of IFR instruments" in an ultralight?

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#### MACOWA

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Hello Victor Bravo, You too huh ! It's like flying with your head inside a plastic milk jug. Think we should move to Manitoba ?

#### TerryM76

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Had to go to Seattle 3 years ago, at end of July for DME recurrent. The residents there were complaining about the sweltering 85 degree heat......and the humidity was not up to the normal at the time........I thought it was a great relief as compared to Phoenix.

#### Victor Bravo

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Hello Victor Bravo, You too huh ! It's like flying with your head inside a plastic milk jug. Think we should move to Manitoba ?
No, I'm a California boy. When it rains a tenth of an inch here, the Governor declares a State Disaster, and they start distributing water-resistant breast implants to the actresses and waitresses.

(uh oh... what's that black SUV doing in the driveway... what do you mean it's illegal to say waitress? That's no more offensive than steward-OUCH what the heck is that a stun gun?)

#### MACOWA

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Hello, Victor Bravo. We receive 144 inches minimum (12 feet of water) yearly. ALL implants are water resistant, regardless of gender. We too experience that same intensity of OUCH,. Its the skeeters !

#### MACOWA

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Had to go to Seattle 3 years ago, at end of July for DME recurrent. The residents there were complaining about the sweltering 85 degree heat......and the humidity was not up to the normal at the time........I thought it was a great relief as compared to Phoenix.

#### MACOWA

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Hello, TerryM76. It's been a decade since I was in Phoenix but I can remember dry as a unique and wonderful experience.

#### patrickrio

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Because he's in the !(#*\$ Seattle region VFR means "Very Foggy Routine" and IFR means "Inherently Foggy Routine".
Yes. That's how I remember it.

#### TerryM76

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Hello, TerryM76. It's been a decade since I was in Phoenix but I can remember dry as a unique and wonderful experience.
Yes, we all get to have a slice of paradise at various times of the year.......didn't realize that VB was getting all that rain out there.....when needed, we repair our roofs and wait two years to see if it was a good repair....

Looking forward to seeing what you build.

Terry

#### MACOWA

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Yes, we all get to have a slice of paradise at various times of the year.......didn't realize that VB was getting all that rain out there.....when needed, we repair our roofs and wait two years to see if it was a good repair....

Looking forward to seeing what you build.

Terry

#### MACOWA

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Hello,Terry. We repair our roofs as always needed and wait for the next tree to fall on it

#### dukem1

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Hello all,
I'm Duke. I just bought a Baby Ace, (that I haven't picked up yet), and I want to find plans for a Davis DA2, but I am having a bear of the time trying to get those plans. Can anyone give me a good vector to a set of those DA2 plans? The Davis Site has some for sale, but the reviews say the guy running it is not reliable, and true to form, I can't get in touch with him. So, I am set on the DA2, its just funky and boxy, and efficient enough I really want to try and build one. Note, I have never built anything. But I am determined.
Thanks,
Duke

#### Bill-Higdon

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Had to go to Seattle 3 years ago, at end of July for DME recurrent. The residents there were complaining about the sweltering 85 degree heat......and the humidity was not up to the normal at the time........I thought it was a great relief as compared to Phoenix.
Phoenix where you drive with oven mits in the summer