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don january

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now that I under stand this site better.I have a kr2 nearing completion. and a Taylormono waiting next to a 39 stinson HW75 N23755 SN.7215. AND WITH ALL YOUR HELP I'm not sure whats older the stinson or the Taylor M :)
 

TJay

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Maurice IA
Started this build about 6 months ago found a unstarted Kitfox 1 kit most of the big parts were there but lots of stuff I am Making, that is the joy of building I can set it up how I want it. I have just under 200 hrs logged in the build right now, which is not bad for only working on in nights and weekends.
 

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cdlwingnut

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just received the fin and rudder kit for a mini max 1100R need to finish my work bench as delivery was faster than expected and then to start cutting and glueing
 

SopwithC

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Jun 27, 2015
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Holland (Europe).
We, (a group of 25+ volunteers) are going to build a Sopwitch Camel replica kit.
If all goes as planned, the plane will fly to England (to the Aerodrome of Stow Mares) at the 22th of decembre, 2016.
At this moment there is only a frame, and the engine :) So there is a lot of work to be done.
 

SopwithC

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Holland (Europe).
We, (a group of 25+ volunteers) are going to build a Sopwitch Camel replica kit.
If all goes as planned, the plane will fly to England (to the Aerodrome of Stow Maries) at the 22th of decembre, 2016.
At this moment there is only a frame, and the engine :) So there is a lot of work to be done.
 

SV1GSI

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Sep 9, 2015
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Athens, Greece
Hi all,
I'm on the way to build a low wing, all metal teenie two. At the moment I'm trying to find and buy 2024 aluminum sheets, a BMW R1150 or 1200 engine, PSRU and prop.
Any thoughts welcomed..
 

wigx113

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Sep 14, 2015
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Falmouth
Hello Forum. I have a lot of questions as I am new to the world of aviation. Oddly what I am looking to build is not truly classified as an airplane. I am looking to build a Class-C WIG, Wing In Ground Craft based off of the RFB X-113 craft build in the 1970s shown here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFB_X-113 . I am going to try and keep my build as close to the original specs as possible but I may try and make it a little bigger. I have been studying up on build materials and I would like to try a few alternative ideas on the material but my main hangup is the power plant. Many of the older WIGS used 40hp and 70hp BMW motorcycle engines. I have read a lot of debate on some other forums on the use of motorcycle and car engines for airplanes. Its seems many have done this however and I wanted to power my craft using a Suzuki 1100 CC engine. These engines are extremely strong and most motorcycle engines should be set for the RPMs needed. Now my questions around this engine or any motorcycle engine are,, 1. Would I use a step down gear or go prop strait to shaft? Can I use a fuel injected engine or do all engines need to use a carburetor? I saw a few posts against the idea of using a motorcycle engine for a plane stating that motorcycle engines could not sustain the RPMs for lengthy flight. Now I do not know about airplanes but I have ridden motorcycles for many years and I have done plenty of 200 - 600 mile trips on bikes with long hours of highway riding where the bikes engines like to live around 4500 - 7000 rpms. Anyway, thank you for any input that any of you can give me. I am not sure if anyone on here has ever build a WIG or not. My main use of this craft will be to stay in Ground Effect as much as possible so the load on the engine would be much less than a regular aircraft of its size, and I wanted to capitalize on the 130hp engine to try and have a cruising speed between 80 - 100 mph.
 
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