The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout

HomeBuiltAirplanes.com

Help Support HomeBuiltAirplanes.com:

FritzW

Well-Known Member
Log Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Messages
3,893
Location
Las Cruces, NM
Bud Evans and Wayne Ison are folks "whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose" (John 1:27) ;)

I turned the garage air conditioner on this morning when I got up. Hopefully it'll stay cool enough to work out there this afternoon.
 

Victor Bravo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2014
Messages
7,292
Location
KWHP, Los Angeles CA, USA
That already exists in the original version. (Camper).

Attachment lugs or loops for a bedroll or a small pack. Perhaps even external load lugs at the strut attach. Easy and quick.
 
Last edited:

Charles_says

Well-Known Member
HBA Supporter
Joined
May 26, 2019
Messages
137
Well, now we know why Erkki has been pushing so hard for a two seater:

He found one of these out in the cabbage patch on June 16th. ...a mini-Erkki, Eline
View attachment 86255
Congratulations Erkki!!!!!!!
She's a sensible sweet, and doesn't weigh much...
But.....
Does she come with "Chocolate"??
swiss miss.png
 

erkki67

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2010
Messages
1,999
Location
Romont / Fribourg / Switzerland
http://flyeco.net/smart_diesel.html

If there there will ever be a Ranger two seater, id like to evaluate these engines.

Another that might be interesting, if the economy allows it, would be the Verner 5 Radial engine.

For a low budget, the VW engine with a PSRU.

If it has to be very light, an engine of the company Helvenco, a 2Cylinder 500cc would be worthwhile to think about it, only drawback is, that the 2 cylinder doesn’t exist yet.

The later would be a real powerhouse for the single seater, 78hp - 80hp.
 

pictsidhe

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2014
Messages
7,432
Location
North Carolina
does there exist any plans or kits for a cog belt PSRU for the industrial Twin engines, for the single seater?
I have done some basic calculations on v twin redrives. A tooth belt would need to be pretty substantial to keep tv out of the powerband. A soft system using a ribbed belt that can slip looks a better bet. Making it soft enough to keep tv below the powerband will likely need some additional compliance, or obnoxiously heavy flywheel.
Ballparking calculatuons suggest that the few commercially available redrives have a natural frequency in the powerband. If you only pass through the danger revs, you may get acceptable belt life, but testing is needed, and likely a red band on your tacho.
 
Last edited:

erkki67

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2010
Messages
1,999
Location
Romont / Fribourg / Switzerland
Fritz, beside Spruce for all the sticks, what kind of plywood are you using and what thickness?

What glue are you using, PU or Epoxy, xxxx?

What are the dimensions of the corner sticks, 3/4” or 1” or les in square?
 
2
Top