Exactly. I kept my Kolb in the trailer, at the airport, during the flying season, then took it home for the winter. I could still take it to the airport to fly on a nice winter day, or bring it home for a few days to work on it during the summer.It isn't required that the trailer be used everytime. I rent a tiedown for five months in the summer.
Hi, did you make the prop hub or buy it? I made a couple dozen years ago. Wonder what became of them.I did the fold wing mad after building MoJo Ryder my Airbike Ser#29. When I called Mr Ison.....Wayne he was not thrilled about my plan to use a 1/2 VW as it's powerplant! He told me I'd have W/B issues ect. When I was done my center of lift was "optimal" and as We discussed it He discovered I was an A&P, He said "why didn't you tell me that !!" So he was advising me perhaps assuming I was another dude in the cellar trying to reinvent the wheel w/out any appreciation of the potential dangers of "exceeding the envelope!!" I want to be clear I'm no rocket scientist but due to my aversion to 2 strokes I decided on the Airbike BECAUSE it had been designed by a "real aircraft designer!" It would have 4 stroke power or no power at all.......
So after that He asked me to send him some pics and stuff, which I did, I am pretty sure I had the first Airbike in the Universe flying a 1/2 VW!
So after I discovered the Military Standard 2&4 cylinder variants I got 1 of each, BULLETPROOF design but heavy. I did not think the 2 cylinder could produce enough power so for about $100 I put all new cylinders and bearings on a 4 cylinder I got from Fort Hood thru Gov auction and had essentially a ZERO time 4 cylinder baby Continental engine. Off came the 1/2 and after a bunch of tweaks I had it on MoJo! When I called Wayne he had a fit!! After We talked it through He calmed down and I discovered how he decided on VNE! Wayne told me at 100 mph I would "shred" the plexiglass windscreen, LOL!! We all know the Knucklehead that sued T.E.A.M. suffered spatial disorientation because he was too stupid to abort the flight like his other 2 buddiesAND he entered the water at a near vertical angle..........but the wings were intact at least at the root as I recall.
So Wayne was cool with the 4 cylinder from an engineering perspective and I must say I had absolute confidence in the Mil STD engine, the forged crank rang like a fine musical instrument, I believe it was designed to run @3600 for 2000 hrs. as I recall? With my prop I maxed out at 3200 rpm's and it was the smoothest engine I ever saw.
The only problem with the 4 cylinder was the weight.............and climbout was significantly reduced. She climbs at 700-800 FPM behind the 1/2 not so much with the 4!
So life got in the way but I am focused on getting her back in the sky in 2021 currently have engine apart for inspection with at least 200-250 hours on it and I discovered a bird made a nest in the port wing so I gotta make sure there's no bird crap indie anywhere plus I have a landing gear mod along with a few other changes I'd like to make whilst She's apart for her first "C" check!
I will try and attach pics of the folding wing mod AFTER the Airframe was built. Please bear w/me I'm not any good at this posting stuff.