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  1. Sep 17, 2015 #161

    Flyinpine

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    haha, well my project languished for another 10 months. Finally finished the landing gear. Hope to see this Horizon finished this year.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2016 #162

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  3. Feb 8, 2017 #163

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  4. Feb 8, 2017 #164

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    Hi, planning to build Q1. Prepping up to start soon. I've read a lot about canard issues in Q1, bug and rain for one, but LS1 design for canard resolve that issue. The only problem is the stall speed being very high, but that's up to pilot to handle that.
    A question on composites: for wing and canard I need 7" thick styrofoam, 2lb/ft^3 density. Locally available styrofoam is 2lb, but is only 2" thick.
    Can I bond 2 to 3 blocks to get required thickness or should I suck it up and buy it from Aircraftspruce or wicksaircraft. ldpe-foam-sheet-889978.jpg
     
  5. Feb 9, 2017 #165

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    Yes, you can. 3M 77 adhesive spray is what I have been recommended for the purpose as it won't grab a hotwire like a micro join will, but I haven't done any styrofoam parts to try it, yet.
     
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  6. Feb 9, 2017 #166

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    Just to say it: You've breezed over a fairly significant point. The high stall speed can be "handled by the pilot" if there's a runway within gliding range, otherwise the high stall speed results in a higher crash velocity. e= 1/2mv^2 is a formula that won't be ignored.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2017 #167

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    I am just starting a Rv9A..

    building the shop & gathering tools

    empennage is in house
     
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  8. Mar 11, 2017 #168

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    I'm designing a Horten-esque far 103 wing. I flitted around a bit on other plan forms but this one seems to have got well and truly stuck in my head.
    I am currently looking at BSLD with wing warping. I'd like to make it amphibious as the nearest lake is 30mins, airfield 1 1/2 hours but not worked that out yet. Everything may change, I have lots of learning and work to do first. Aside from designing, I need to make the road to where my workshop is going to be passable without a winch...
     
  9. Mar 12, 2017 #169

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    I designed and fly my own.Norms flying boat ,I never gave it a name it just turned out that way. Still after 10 years I am still tweaking. Wing warping was attempted and discarded. On the advice of another that had tried and used it.He declared it to be exhausting to fly the control very resisting.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2017 #170

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    I designed and fly my own.Norms flying boat ,I never gave it a name it just turned out that way. Still after 10 years I am still tweaking. Wing warping was attempted and discarded. On the advice of another that had tried and used it.He declared it to be exhausting to fly the control very resisting.
     
  11. Mar 12, 2017 #171

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    I've been reading your thread with great interest, Norm! I'm looking at servo assistance for wing warping. Still flyable without for failsafe but much easier with. Making the wing floppy enough is proving to be challenging.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2017 #172

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    I'm rebuilding a BD-4. When I purchased it in 2010 I thought it would be a one year project. The only other aircraft I have rebuilt was the BD-2. I forgot that it had been 30 years since then during which I had aged thirty years, and didn't have the original builder to help with the project, so this is taking a little longer. However, it is much more "almost ready" to fly than in any of the previous years so this might actually be THE year.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2017 #173

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    I am rebuilding a Stits Skycoupe originally built by a farmer near me. He built it in 65' and it lived on the farm until 2 years ago. He died and his son sold it to me. 20160103_150406.jpg 20160103_150347.jpg 20160103_150439.jpg 20170407_150107.jpg 20160408_174705.jpg
     
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    Sky coupes are honest, stable airplanes. I learned to fly in my dad's, N4701G. You will have fun with it.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2017 #175

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    I looked up the number and saw that yours has a 65 hp engine. I bought mine with a 125 hp and then bumped it 5 with some mods. What do you think?
     
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    Yes, N4701G has an A-65, but the reason it flys well is that it is light.....670 pounds empty, which is light for a Skycoupe, my Dad's friend, the late LaVon Hall, had a Skycoupe with a 125, and later in life it got a 160 Lycoming...Climbed very well, but I don't know what its empty weight was.....
     
  17. Apr 18, 2019 #177

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    Scratch built from plans Bearhawk 4 place A model. Just started. Got a wing rib and spar kit, plans, and a bit of steel tubing and sheet aluminum from a friend who started the project but succumbed to cancer.
     

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    Welcome to HBA jw.


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  19. Apr 20, 2019 #179

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    I just joined and have a WAR FW 190 and the plans for a WAR P40. Our EAA34 group has 4 WAR projects.
     

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    Welcome WARPilot.

    That Jman is rather talkative, but we tolerate it since he owns the place.

    Is the WAR FW 190 flying?


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