Weedhopper Reviews?

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  1. Mar 21, 2019 #1

    pwood66889

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    Any one flown one? PIREP??
    Percy in NW FL, USA
     
  2. Mar 21, 2019 #2

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    Yes; I have, but I am now, breaking the habit. I had 3 of them. Landed well,dead stick, good thing.
    2 axis control, Flew nice in less 10mph wind.
    Crosswind not recommended.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2019 #3

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    ...a new project in your future Percy?
     
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    A simple weedhopper with ailerons, that would be great!
     
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    Where's that smack your own forehead emoji when you need it....

     
  6. Mar 22, 2019 #6

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    Percy,

    Just ask WWED (What Would Ernie Do) then go ahead and ask him he flew thme in his younger days
     
  7. Mar 23, 2019 #7

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    20190322_160749.jpg 20190322_160755.jpg Just your basic barn find. "Some assembly required." Like all the fuel lines desintegrated, etc. Can't tell what kind of engine with 5-belt drive it has. I'm sure Earnie flew one, Bill, as he has just about every thing else in that genre.
     
  8. May 3, 2019 #8

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    I think Chotia made his own engines for these. If you want one with ailerons, check out the chotia gypsy.
     
  9. May 7, 2019 #9

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    Engine is Rotax 503, single carb.
     
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    A friend had one when I was in to powered paragliding. He really liked it but the crosswinds statement is correct, he ended up getting a Quicksilver MX because of it.
     
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    owned two myself, they are great fair weather flyers but as they say hard to land in a cross wind, you have to come in cross cross field and stop quick LOL
     
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    Adding ailerons sounds like a good idea if the structure will allow it.
     
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    Structure is too flimsy
     
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    I’ve never looked closely at the Weedhopper, but if it was designed and built with the same carelessness (and arrogant denial) of hardware and materials choices that Chotia showed in the prototype of his last design (the same plane that killed him that same day I saw it), I would not get anywhere near the Weedhopper or any of his other designs.
     
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