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  1. Sep 20, 2012 #81

    bmcj

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    You haven't built the inboard spar yet??? That explains why the wing won't stay straight. :gig:
     
  2. Sep 22, 2012 #82

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    Hmmm.Yeah that will certainly encourage others to tell you what they are building and I would hold on to your day job.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2012 #83

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    I'm building a Preceptor N-3 Pup. I have just gotten started, so far I have the basic fuselage welded up.

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  4. Sep 24, 2012 #84

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    No discouragement intended, just a little humor (very little apparently ;)). Nice looking plane in the pic. Is that yours or an example? A folding wing will definitely be an advantage if you have limited hangar space.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2012 #85

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    i thought it was funny, but then again i'm very simple minded. :)

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    Hello, from Mexico, actually I´m staring in this fascinating area which is flying, here I have the Chapala lake in Chapala city this lake is close of Guadalajara city and there was the first time that saw a pendular delta trike since that day I had the idea to learn fly, well today I´m working in order to have a ultralight very basic like Quick Silver planes with two seats or similar to this, as you see I don´t have any experience about to build planes but I would like to learn about it, I´m Process Engineer retired and I like to design in general, even during my past labor time I built electronic cards for manufacturing companies, I hope with this experience also build airplanes in the near future I will. I´ll appreciate any orientation about.

    SALUDOS,
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  7. Oct 9, 2012 #87

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    (RE)building a fisher Fp-101

    Gary B from Agassiz BC (RE)building a fisher Fp-101

    I recently purchased and transported a Fp-101 that has been undergoing rebuild/refurb. It is currently uncovered and the tail needs to be rebuilt but the fuse and wings are in great shape. Since I am Canadian I can come in well over 254 pounds and still be legal so I am installing Puddlejumper Amphibs. and will probably install a Kawasaki 440a or a Rotax 447 or something very similar. Since I have to rebuild the tail anyway I am making the new tailfeathers the shape of the 202 Koala (J3 Cub) and will be using a 202 cowl. I also plan to install a back window much like the 202 has. Once completed you would have a hard time saying "THAT is a Fisher 101" as opposed to a 202 Koala.

    I plan to use the new beefed up landing gear as well.

    Gary B in BC (re)building FFP-101 to look like 202 so I call it my 101.02!
     
  8. Oct 14, 2012 #88

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    Re: (RE)building a fisher Fp-101

    Hi Gary,
    Ron here in the Cariboo, I just bought a Subaru 130HP engine with reduction gear and 3 blade prop. Just got my pilots licence at 63! Looking for a plane that is two place, high wing, tri gear and cheap! Hope your project goes well for you.
    Cheers
     
  9. Oct 14, 2012 #89

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    Hi to all, I just purchased a Subaru 130HP engine with reduction gear and 3 blade prop. I'm hoping to find my dream plane that is high wing, two seats tricycle gear and cheap! Might have my head in the clouds!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I'm a new pilot and 63.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2012 #90

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    Did somebody call?

    Good luck with your search, and congratulations on your licence.

    There are often unfinished projects out there that sell for a low price.

    I suggest you post an introduction in 'New Member Introductions' and put the word out.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Cheers,

    Alan
     
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    I'm curious, how much does a 130hp Subaru engine with reduction gear weigh?
     
  12. Oct 15, 2012 #92

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    Yes, and I meant to ask which model.

    I guess not an EA81, although I know the gyro folks use them with a turbo and get about 100hp with moderate reliability.

    I think the Forrester single cam EJ22 puts out about 100hp normally aspirated.

    The twin cam EJ22 starts at about 130hp I think, so that's my guess, with twin turbos and hot cams they go to 350hp in the WRX, with remarkable reliability - consider the Paris/Dakar... I'm not sure what the longevity would be though.

    I am planning to use an EJ22 for my delta project (my Avatar) because of its hp extendability so I weighed one a couple of years ago but have forgotten the exact weight, am pretty sure it was about 118kg (x2.2 for lbs) dry. There was about 5-6kg that could be stripped off and the flywheel lightened by 3-4kg. It was fuel injected and computer controlled, so high alt shouldn't be a problem, and someone has plans for a mod which adds a second (small) plug to each cylinder for DI. The Rotax g'box is fairly easy to couple up and there are several purpose designed ones of higher hp capacity at around 10-11kg.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2012 #93

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    I have a Rans S19 kit on order, so.................when it arrives, I'll be building a Rans S19 Venterra.
     
  14. Nov 27, 2012 #94

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    I have just started the building of my Cozy Mark IV. My intention is to have it diesel powered. I 'll use the new subaru EE20 Diesel engine. The engine gives arround 150 HP stock. But it is currently upgraded to 180 HP in road applications. I will use an aftermarket ECU like the one by Specialist components. I'll certainly use a belted PSRU. What I am doing right now is just to try building the plane. I know by the time I will be needing an engine, many things could have changed. I am looking for any information concerning an already done conversion.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2012 #95

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    Hi D-Soob,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I have a friend in S. Africa who is building a 'timber tourer' and plans to use a pair of diesel Subaru engines. His name is Kierie and he has a thread on this site. He is not very blog savvy but I am sure he would be very pleased to hear from you and he seems to know a lot about these engines. Here is a link to his post, you might do best to send him an email if you'd like to chat with him. I think he plans to run them direct drive, but he can tell you more.

    http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/f...1-timber-tourer-spruce-diesel.html#post135979

    Cheers,

    Alan

    PS - Do please start a thread on HBA about your Cozy build, we'd love to see some pictures!
     
  16. Jan 10, 2013 #96

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    I'am new here. I fly a Super Koala construction but narrowed to single plane and built to the dimensions for a Koala 202. Not one part is the same as either aircraft. So I guess it about 90% mine design ? . Powered by 60 HP 1835 cc VW engine. EW-450 lbs. Pictures on left.
    Also building a Bearhawk, construction is finished except for putting the wings together, all the wing parts are made.
    Also building an aircraft of my design. A JMR Special , single place for a large pilot, 6'4" X 250 lbs. EW-600 lbs, GW-1000 lbs, Wing area 109 sq,ft., Engine Cont- C-85, Stressed for 6.7 G's Construction is finished except for putting the wing together, all the parts are made. There is a pattern somewhere :)

    Pictures of the JMR Special below. (Just- Made- Right) :)

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    Hey Pops. Nice work.

    I know that's just a hat shelf behind the pilot's seat, but it almost looks like you could cut a hole in the top and make it a second seat with open cockpit. :gig:
     
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    Will have a canvas baggage sling ( like in an Ercoupe). Yes, it could be made into a smaller seat if there was a few inches added and a folding back to the front seat.


     
  19. Jan 15, 2013 #99

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    Im currently building a Cri Cri..:ban:
     
  20. Jan 15, 2013 #100

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    I'm currently building a company for all of you to enjoy :). I also have a 340 in pieces I am thinking about rebuilding, and I have a Hughes 269c model but I just need blades. I do have 269B and 269C cab for sale.
     

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