Pics are worth a thousand words! I've got a pic somewhere of the H5 that I saw with a welded mount. If I find them, I'll post, but the engine box design on the H5 is very easy to fabricate.The Hummel H5 and the UC both Bed mount I believe. I attached th eH5 pictures I got from the factory.
Well ****, I've only seen conventional mount H5s, and bed mounts on the Ultracruiser, guess I just assumed the H5 plans were like the Hummelbird I'm building.Well, my H5 plan set from 2008, on sheet 2 clearly details the engine box (bed mount) for the full size VW engine. Another well known Hummel builder who's local to me, did use a welded mount, but the built in bed mount is clearly what Hummel has in mind for the H5.
Generally I agree with you completely. I started the thread because I’m very slowly thinking my way through how I would build a maybe-UL-but-probably-LSA replica Buhl Pup and the original airplane’s fuselage was just one big tin can from engine mount to fin post. I still think there are definitely ways to do it, it just sounds like ai won’t get the benefit of copying someone else’s homework.I don't think a sheet metal monoque mount would be as good an option as a tube steel or cradle mount.