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  1. Jan 23, 2013 #101

    JIC

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    I'm building a Preceptor N-3 Pup.
     

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  2. Feb 5, 2013 #102

    Gaucho729

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    I am starting the construction of one Gazaile 2
    Ballot 1.jpg
     
  3. Feb 11, 2013 #103

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    I am building a Electric Power two seat tandem primary pilot trainer motorglider, the SPT-1E ["SOLAR EAGLE"]

    The VMG vision mission goal:

    The Vision - a universal low cost pilot trainer.

    The Mission - build and sell the cleanest, safest, lowest cost to purchase and fly primary pilot aircraft as possible.

    The Goal - to is a very affordable kit and production LSA aircraft that will increase the number of pilots in the USA and around the world...
     
  4. Apr 6, 2013 #104

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    The most beautiful seaplane of 'em all, Savoia S.21J, the " Mean Jean", a true flying boat. To be built using 1920's technics. All wood.
    Still on the quest for the engine ( I would like it to be piston powered, and over 600hps) thou I've seen a turboprop with a nice and attractive tag price on it.

    Mission: Pond Crossing via Arctic and/or Subarctic routes. (first leg)

    If you google Savoia S.21J ,you will see some of my drawings, parts and others. Let's have fun.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2013 #105
    is that an aston martin..tell me no way you traded her.
     
  6. May 10, 2013 #106

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    Currently I'm not building anything that flys but hope to again if I can get my finances worked out and once again get a shop built. I do have a couple restoration/upgrade projects in a stall pattern. an 85 XJS V-12 Jaguar and a couple Motorcycles one Harley and one Excelsior-Henderson. I nolonger have the energy or the finances I had when I was younger so I get stalled out a lot. GRIZZ
     
  7. Jun 23, 2013 #107

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    hey guys. gerome here. I'm thinking of building a sailplane with my friends. I really have no idea on how we are going to build it. I'm still doing the proposal and i just want to ask on how much money would we need if we are going to build a sailplane 1 seater, mostly made of wood and aluminum. I really want the sailplane to be chosen as our project because i know we can do it. BTW the other proposals were RCs.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2013 #108

    Birdman100

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    Hmmm:ponder: How you know you can do it if you dont have idea how to do it?

    I just can tell you that construction and building of any flying machine with human crew (one or more) is serious and responsible task and needs some (large) amount of knowledge and experience. Learn some basics of: aerodynamics, flight theory, mechanics, materials, etc... - first! Then you will have better perception on what you want to do and how you gonna do that. Its important to have some basic knowledge before you even start thinking of building a sailplane - thats my oppinion. Unfortunately you cannot get it over night.

    Personally, I dont like combination of wood and aluminum very much. Have very different properties (like coeffic of thermal expansion for example)
     
  9. Jun 28, 2013 #109

    DylanLovesToFly

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    Hi all
    Just joined here - it's amazing!
    I'm making a Hang Glider, but I doubt it will work lol
    I'm 13, so haven't got ALOT of money to spend.
    Pray to god I don't die!!
    Dylan
     
  10. Jun 28, 2013 #110

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    Can't you find a club to join and learn all about it while annoying the hell out of everyone till someone gives you one so you'll go away? :gig:

    i'm serious by the way!


    $5501 apparently :roll:

    http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/light-stuff-area/15161-5-500-aircraft.html
     
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  11. Jun 28, 2013 #111

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    Do a google search for the Hang Loose hang glider. It will either inspire you to continue or inspire you to make better decisions. LOL
     
  12. Jul 27, 2013 #112

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    Hi all:

    Building a sky pup soon. Just ordered the plans. This is my first home built.
     
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    I'm building a Zenith CH 701 long wing conversion without slats.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2014 #114

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    I'm doing an extensive rebuild on a smith miniplane, new wings, new engine (fuel injected C-85 stroker)
    new everything anyway is anybody else have or are building one of these squirrels?
     
  15. Jan 10, 2014 #115

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    Am building an IMNEX (I’m Next); Sonerai II/IIS, but am not allowed to call it that in public cuz the powerplant probably will not be VW based…
     
  16. Apr 23, 2014 #116

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  17. Apr 24, 2014 #117

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    Don't know how I missed this thread before. Thanks for bumping it up!

    I've surfed over to your FB page a couple of times to see how you were progressing on your firewall-forward. Looks really cool!

    I've been the owner of an RV-8 tail kit and a lot of tools since 1998. But, only recently have been actively building:

    Wing stand with horizontal stab parts ready to be match-drilled:

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    Wings, recently acquired from an abandoned project:

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  18. Jun 22, 2014 #118

    Biguglyguy

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    I am considering the affordaplane. I have never built or flown an ultralight plane so and advise or tips will be appreciated. I would also like advice on modifications, like change the fuselage to a more amphibious design, and what are the different types of engines acceptable for this design. Is there any reason to not cover the bottom of the wing even though the plan only calls for covering the top?? If the project takes off (pun intended) I will post result, accomplishments.
     
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    The best bet for success is dont change a thing. The stuff you want to do are major changes; haphazardly done will just make a lot of junk.
     
  20. Aug 7, 2014 #120

    avigneault

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    Hi all, Adam here. Just bought a 51% SD-1 Minisport kit from Skyworks Airplanes, for delivery in November/December.
     

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