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  1. Feb 17, 2015 #141

    BJC

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    Nice looking airplane.

    What airfoil are you using?


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  2. Feb 17, 2015 #142

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    I'm building a Pober Pixie. Working on a rib jig, no pictures yet.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2015 #143

    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 :)
     
  4. Mar 21, 2015 #144

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    doing this and this if I live long enough.... kr2.jpg ...... johns taylor mono.jpg
     
  5. Mar 21, 2015 #145
    Building a RV-4 and a Onex.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2015 #146

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    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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  7. Apr 4, 2015 #147

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    I am building a VJ-22 amphibian with a 125 HP Franklin and Hartzell Constant speed Pusher Prop.
    I cant get the pictures to load.
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  8. Apr 4, 2015 #148

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    more pics.
     

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  9. Apr 4, 2015 #149

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    another picture of the panel. It's a project I just bought.
     

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    another picture maybe? having issues loading pics.
     

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  11. Apr 19, 2015 #151

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    here's what I'm building.......... only 2 weeks in to it so far. a life size BF109 G10 sculpture in Aluminium. whizzywhizzer-albums-bf109-g10-sculpture-life-size-picture39735-mocking-up-front-canopy-getting-.jpg
     
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    Just completed an Aerodrome Aeroplanes Eindecker EIII replica. Rotax 503 engine, dacron and latex paint with vinyl markings.

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  14. Jul 9, 2015 #154

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    I am building An STOL plane that can take 50kg payload
     
  15. Jul 10, 2015 #155

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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
     
  16. Jul 29, 2015 #156

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    BF-109 life size

    update 29-july-2015 whizzywhizzer-albums-bf109-g10-sculpture-life-size-picture41914-27-july-2015.jpg whizzywhizzer-albums-bf109-g10-sculpture-life-size-picture41963-some-detailing-going-into-plane.jpg
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  17. Aug 20, 2015 #157

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  19. Sep 9, 2015 #159

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    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..
     
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  20. Sep 14, 2015 #160

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    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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