Spacewalker

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  1. Apr 17, 2017 #21

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    I was looking at the spec. on the Spacewalker-1 and it is very similar to the Taylor-mono spec. I have not had any luck on finding plans distributor.
     
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    Tube and fabric open cockpit low wing strut less airplanes, not many to pick from. Spacewalker is definitely unique, I'd love to see a couple of these at a airshow.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2017 #23

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  4. Apr 17, 2017 #24

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    The single seater must not be their best seller, there's just one brief mention of it down in the fine print.

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    Tim Johnson enlarged Sig Spacewalker to half scale.jpg ...this guy was half way there :gig:, a little bigger and he might have had a part 103 Spacewalker I.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2017 #25

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    I've e-mailed back and forth with Neale Dunston several times about SW1 plans. Unfortunately, the plans are relatively expensive, so I've never pulled the trigger.

    I think the SW1 is one of those neat little airplanes where you could sell a bunch of plans for $99.95 to dreamers and people like me who may never get around to building *that* particular airplane. But at $250 (or whatever it was) a copy, not many people are going to spend that kind of money for plans they are only going to look at.

    Anybody know what the printing cost of a typical set of plans would be? If Serenity sold them at cost +$50, they'd probably do enough volume to more than cover what they lose in markup.
     
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    100-150 is my dreamer range. Even then I'm pretty picky. The dream sets are Bucker Jungmeister, Ryan PT-22, R-1 Gee Bee; each one of those are a $1000 or more. Skycote is in the next teer at $500. If I was building a Pitts M-12 it would be worth it, but still $350 for looking. Would not mind a set of those or S1-IIB for looking. Some WW1 stuff I need to jump on. Duping digitally really has killed the $100 plan set.
     
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    If your talking about the Replicraft stuff, I have the same desire. It looks like a good value, but I want at least 5 of them and would really like all of them!
     
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    I would like all too. I have two. I have some other ww1 plans but you have to fill holes.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2017 #29

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    I think very few Spacewalker's were built in the US, maybe less than ten. The Spacewalker II was designed very shortly after the single seat design and a fairly large number have been built. Max Hester built three Spacerwalkers and one II as I recall. He was a designer of model airplanes and married Hazel Sigafoose after her first husband died. Sig manufacturing kitted the 1/3rd scale Spacewalker and a 1/4 scale Spacewalker II. The first two Spacewalkers he build were for Hazel and himself to fly, being nearly identical, except for the length of the ailerons, the second one was one bay longer. The third one was to try out an experimental auto engine conversion.

    Max also built the prototype of the Spacewalker II, as he had built the others in mere weeks from kits that were available at the time.
     
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    Pack-rat that I am, I still have the September 1988 Kitplanes featuring Max and Hazel's duelling Spacewalkers. Beautiful cover.

    I was 13 when I collected it. Tossed hundreds since, but I've still got a handful from the 80's. Because of the Spacewalker, that one's a favorite.
     
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    Reviving a middle-aged thread here. Serenity Aviation does not seem to be a going concern any longer. Does anyone know what became of the Spacewalker/ Revolution design?
     
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    I would think it’s still in their hands. Have you emailed?
     
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    Anyone know who owns the rights? I'd like to pull a Hot Wings trick and buy the rights the single seater.
     
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    I’m not a Facebook person but their page has their email and it says he is working out of country.
     
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    I'm not a facebook guy either but it looks like he was still in business a few months ago. I sent him an email asking about price and availability.

    ...but I have my doubts about a guy that uses kickstarter to fund his business.
     
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    A guy at my home field is building one, slowly. Has an O-235.
     
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    They (he?) have been working out of country for some time. Jeff (IIRC) still answers e-mails, if slowly.
     
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    He (Neale Dunstan) got right back with me.

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    "yes. i still have them. Large print size are USD $175 plus air mail shipping, another $75.

    My Paypal account is at "info@serenityaviation.com".

    Just confirming its for the single seat Spacewalker SWI, not the two seat SWII.

    I will be doing up some more kits pretty soon if you are interested.

    regards

    Neale Dunstan."
     
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    Let us know how this goes. The world needs more Spacewalkers!
     
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    I like the Spacewalker design; it would be especially attractive with a Verner up front.

    It would need some changes in the cockpit dimensions / tubing placement to be comfortable for me. I know of some early scratch built versions (projects - I don’t know if they were finished) that added 2” length to the fuselage.


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