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Bay World Flyers

New Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2013
Messages
1
Location
Tampa, Florida USA
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...
 

Heroben

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2012
Messages
47
Location
Norcal
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.
 

captgrizz

Member
Joined
May 9, 2013
Messages
19
Location
Orange, Texas somewhere near there
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
 

gerome

Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2013
Messages
6
Location
Philippines
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.
 

Birdman100

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Joined
Jun 12, 2013
Messages
807
Location
Novi Sad, Vojvodina
I really have no idea on how we are going to build it...
...because i know we can do it.
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)
 

DylanLovesToFly

New Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2013
Messages
1
Location
Southampton UK
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
 

cheapracer

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Log Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2013
Messages
6,273
Location
Australian
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
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!


I'm thinking of building a sailplane I'm still doing the proposal and i just want to ask on how much money would we need .
$5501 apparently :roll:

http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/light-stuff-area/15161-5-500-aircraft.html
 

1Bad88

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Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
553
Location
Bellville, TX
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
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
 

propwood39

Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2013
Messages
5
Location
Cedar Rapids, Ia
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?
 

dcstrng

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Joined
Oct 17, 2010
Messages
913
Location
VA or NoDak
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…
 

N804RV

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HBA Supporter
Joined
Jun 9, 2013
Messages
264
Location
Mount Vernon, WA
I'm building an RV-8 fitted with a Rotec R-3600 radial engine

http://www.facebook.com/radialconversions
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:



Wings, recently acquired from an abandoned project:

 

Biguglyguy

New Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2014
Messages
1
Location
Loudon Tennessee
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.
 

TFF

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Joined
Apr 28, 2010
Messages
13,597
Location
Memphis, TN
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.
 
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