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Have cut the firewall and timber for the main bulkheads. winter now and way to cold for glueing. am going to do all the metal work now . I am a airforce trained specialist welder and i am looking forward to this bit. cheers craig
I know that I know nothing, but, I can't find the address to your website. I came thinking it may be hidden. But still cannot find it all those other hyperlinks came up- 404 no such thing, in different words. Will you write out the address for me? BTW, the "Kitplanes" hyperlink took me to a Herpe's page in Japanese language. Sign me, I'm confused.
How is the weather there in the south I hear Kodiak up to Fairbanks is getting lot of rain, I loved flying in Alaska when I was young.
akwrencher
akwrencher
It's been cool and wet, but plenty of nice days. Supposed to get up around 70 for a few days soon. Definitely not a drought like last year though.
Don, I suggest you keep the differential throws of the ailerons as they are. My flying Taylor and the two project sitting all have an extreme amount of up deflection and only about an inch or so of down aileron. That still requires a little rudder when rolling quickly. Any less differential effect and I think you'll run out of rudder trying to deal with gusts in a crosswind on touchdown.
Hi there...
I am based in the UK but interested in finding out about building a plane under French RSA sign-off as it appears as if the UK LAA won't sign the plane build off.
Do you know much about the rules and requirements and what can and can't be built in France?
Would be keen to know as I suspect I might need to become an honourary Frenchman for biulding purposes :)
Thanks
SuperSpinach
SuperSpinach
Good morning,

The question is a bit broad but I'll try answering as best as I can.
Most people here in France tend to build certified planes either in kit or following blueprints. But basically any light aircraft can be built (people build ultra lights and "regular" light aircraft).The registration of the aircraft is fairly straight forward once you have a few certificates.
SuperSpinach
SuperSpinach
If you are talking about building a completely new design then I don't know what the process is.

And I'm not sure if I got your question right. Do you want to build it in France or just register the plane in France ? Either way I'm not sure if it's possible. You might want to get in contact with the RSA, they might be able to tell you more about the process.
addicted2climbing
addicted2climbing
If your building a Spad XIII than you better paint it like Vieux George!
Hi Andy. In order to design the planform of my delta project, i need to obtain the spanwise lift distribution at cruise speed, over several iterated planforms until i achieve something aproximately eliptical. i am having a hard time finding papers on lift distributions that work on low AR and sweep and where the mathematical complexity is reasonable.
Would openfoam be appropiate for such a task?
berridos
berridos
I am aware that an eliptical distribution is not feasible in a high sweep low AR delta, however an eliptical should be a benchmark and i would like to be able to check deviations, specially at the tips.
A
Andy_RR
@berridos, I use Solidworks for doing geometry. You could use anything that can generate an STL file but it's nice to use a parametric modeler because you can iterate geometry relatively quickly. It's a steep learning curve to tackle though! OF with inviscid flow sim will tell you lots - you need to keep the process as simple as you can to do the job needed.
berridos
berridos
Andy, thx a lot. Have been reviewing lots of info and tutorials on xlfr5 and openfoam and your proposed route seems perfect. For some reason in the tutorials they dont recommend solidworks for the stl because of the tringle quality and catia is a unaffordable. Will give a try to blender. Did you have any problerms meshing your geometries from solidworks in of?
Promise me you will finish one of your airplane projects before before starting another one! Of course I start a dozen hobby projects for every one I finish, but do what I say not what I do.

BTW, I hope you're taking medical advice from doctors rather than judges. And I hope your daughter has recovered fully.
In the five years I've been here, I have never seen a single person here finish an airplane, and post a video flying it for the first time.
choppergirl
choppergirl
Hope you are doing well. How are things going in China now? I will be checking in on Glassair and Top Cub when I return to WA state. Things appear to be grinding to a halt. Both have China investors.
Hi, my name is Grant and just read your Oshkosh post. Is this Dan? The reason I ask is the photo of Dan's plane at ATC KRNT. I assume the answer is no and believe we may have spoken once about 8 mounts ago when you were flying the plane.

Post is to long. More to follow.
jedi
jedi
I am writing because I though we may get together this summer to make up for the KOSH nogo. I am retired but still fairly active in aviation. I have a lot of things to find homes for as I downsize. If your son is interested in aviation I would like to pass along a few objects and stories for his education.
jedi
jedi
Give me a call sometime. I am in AZ at present but will be back to RNT soon as the Covid19 backs off.

425 495 7946 Pass the number to your son if he has the interest to call. Text too.
Jedi;
You were correct in your assumption re: Mitchell Wing with 24 hp being viable. I know, I built two of them... started with a 12.5 hp McColloch engine... then an 18 hp Zenoah engine; Then a Honda Oddessy; then a 25 hp KFM. All set up in pusher configuration. All stable except Honda.. too heavy.
Had many hours of great flying fun with each one. KFM best by far of all engines flown with.
New member. Planning to start plane construction as a Retirement Hobby. I purchased the completed half of a LM-1A, now I need to build the fuselage.
Hi there, I saw a post of your pretty sweet mini P51 on one of the threads here. I was wondering, do you have a build log of that bird on the web some where? Thanks,
CJ
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