I can't help much with the where to buy parts, but others might know more. What kind of parts are you looking for?We are trying to learn where to buy parts for very cheap.We are also wondering how powerful the engine would have to be to get it airborne with one or Two people.
If you are referring to my link, that is just a subsection of this forum. Having seen your comment about the hang glider wings, I'm not sure if it will help (much) since it mostly deals with conventional aircraft structures.Thanks, I’ll look into that forum.
First, let me say that flying boats and flex wing trikes are not my area of knowledge, so I probably can't give you too much useful information. I am not sure what you mean by "dashboard" control, but it is possible to run control cables to a central point (control stick or "dashboard" so that they move your angle the same way a control bar would, but that is added weight and complexity that is really not needed. If you are talking about separate control surfaces that force the wing to pitch or roll, I can tell you that flex wings do not respond well to this; we had a member here that was killed trying to do that. It's best to go with the conventional weight shift control bar if you have a flexwing like is shown in your picture.Could there be any way control an artificial center of gravity using the dashboard/control panel/throttle?