The Backyard Flyer......4 stroke ultralight Pivoting Wing

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    Winginitt

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    Pretty Neat if you haven't seen this before
     
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    Could it tow a glider ?
     
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    I was interested in this when it first came out, but the price was high. I guess they stopped making them because Gene was going to retire and the fellow doing the welding got a better paying job. I wonder if they had any problems with them, like cracking in the aluminum tubes because of welding. I have always wondered if gussets and pop rivets could be used and still stay on weight. Anyway, I asked if they would be selling plans and was told no. Perhaps someone who owns one could reverse engineer it?
     
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    I always thought some of the features were great. The wide stance landing gear and the simplicity of a one piece folding wing. Thought the looks of the wing was goofy like a cartoon. I wouldn't fly an ugly plane as silly as that sounds. The price was crazy high for an ultra light in my mind.
     
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    I'm not sure what crazy high is these days when it comes to airplanes. Ready to fly ULs seem to run in the 20s.
     

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