Smallest possible ultralight for real men 230lbs

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  1. Jan 24, 2014 #541

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    G'day Erkki, what aircraft is the AP 10, it is like a small Arrup, where did you get the three view?

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    Look what just showed up on another forum I frequent!
    AVCANADA • View topic - Opinion about a 45 kilo electric AC !?

    The Hipster is still under development, apparently. I guess getting kicked off of most forums brings a kind of focus to your work. Heck, I know I'd get a lot more done if I wasn't busy wasting my life on the internet.

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    2mm thick plywood for the torsion D box is "owerkill" for such design.
     
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    I took a sabbatical to work on my avatar.

    Will recommence soon. Very helpful.

    Top will need to lay them in .5mm plies on a form.
     
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    I just used a photo of one of my planes for my avatar... no sabbatical needed. :gig:

    Bruce ;)
     
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    That works,

    When my avatar is done, I'll take a photo of it for my plane.

    LuPi :grin:
     
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    I'm still in contact with TS100, and trying to convince him, to draw up a bird with his design aspects and my basic requirements for what I have in mind.:gig:

    Just to sad, that he is not allowed to pursue his quest here, but there must be some unknown reasons for me, why this had to happen.:depressed

    But anyway, I really hope he jumps up on my idea, as I would like to build a mockup of it, and why not even build a fly able version of it at the end.:)

    Rgds Erkki
     
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    He will stay at it was here on the forum, feets and head in the clouds.
    I check his blog from time to time and he is still the same.

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    image.jpg a transfer from the north!
     
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    5.jpg 1.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg Este es bastante chico.
     
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    One the highest useful loads for any USA Part103, 254lb aircraft, is the Phionex 103, with a Hirth 50hp engine, per Kitplane Magazine. But it won't make the legal Part103 24 knot stall speed even with a 180lb pilot. But nither can most of the other, so called Part103's make the 24 knot stall speed, but maybe with a very light pilot. The Phionex103 Cabin Hoop is to narrow for most Big People.

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  15. Jun 16, 2014 #555

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    From Topspeed100

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  16. Jun 24, 2014 #556

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    Is the small one for the dog?
     
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    Great link with Viktor Pavlovitch's small... great planes, henryk !
    Some of them (the minuscule X14d included) have been discussed extensively before, but the relative (internet) isolation of the russian homebuilders affects the flow of information, sometimes distorted (ex.: for a 6.31 m span and 0.8 m chord, the wing surface shoud be more than the announced 3.68 sq.m).

    Anyway, the 55 kgs empty weight (without engine) of the X12 shown is impressive, as well as the double slotted flaps.
    I wonder though which type of an - apparently - V4 2-stroker is used.
    Any other detail would be highly appreciated!
     
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    I have one that meets two of your points, ultalight and heavy pilot. It is the Hummingbird. Its claim is ability to carry a 350 pound pilot. If interested there is an owner-abandoned Yahoo group, but much more information is at the group I created https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Vee-Tail/info
    Also, there are no plans available, nor a kit. You likely would need to find one for sale. Which brings us to this: I have a Prospector model that came with floats included I bought to restore, but if I could get my investment back I would sell it, as I have to many restorations to do as is. Check the information available to see if it is interesting. Here is a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2rDvdNbMrc

    Garry
     
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