Wagabond, any builders with good or bad

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  1. Mar 5, 2012 #1

    millerdvr

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    Just started my Wagabond project, have the rib jig made, all the gussets cut and the nose blocks cut out. Just need to cut out the 1/4" ply for the aileron wells.
    Wanted to see if anyone on here has or is building a Wagabond(or other Wag design) and what you would do or don't do with the design? I am planning on building the "Traveler" with full lexan doors, an O-200 or O-235 and a "flaperon" design to enable a bit of flap.

    Thanks,
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  2. Mar 6, 2012 #2

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    Will you keep it LSA? Wago's were my first interest in the reality of my own craft. Looked over several at Osh, missed the builders.... did talk to a son of one... Dad became a Wag/ piper encyclopedia... was the type of conversation we had [90 seconds, kid still liked his dad, think mom was getting a new car]
     
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    I don't plan on going with the LSA. Although the only difference would be the gross weight. I looked far and wide, started on an Acey Ducey, then when there was nowhere to go for questions or help, I turned to the Fisher Dakota Hawk but realized that I didn't really want to build the whole plane out of wood(yet, maybe next time). So far on the Wagabond I have really enjoyed working with wood, actually is rather soothing and enjoyable.
    Essentially the Wagabond and the Dakota Hawk are identical, cockpit, performance, engine size etc. but the Wag has a tube frame .

    Chris
     
  4. Mar 8, 2012 #4

    Steve Madsen

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    Let me know if you want laser cut joystick parts.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 #5

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    I am a metal fabricator by trade so no thanks.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2012 #6

    57Marty

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    Chris,
    There is a very active Wag Aircraft Yahoo builders group; come check us out at wagbuilders : WagAero Builders
    Lots of info on every question you might have.
    57Marty
     

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