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Why don't wings have dimples 2 by Dancing Fingers[_2_]
Last night the Mythbusters put about a 2 inch layer of clay a a sedan and drove it at 65 mph and recorded their mileage. They put dimples in the clay, like a golf ball, and repeated the same test and got 11% better mileage. This again begs the question why don't wings have dimples, especially for...
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October 24th 09 04:58 PM
by Bryan Martin Go to last post
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Rec.Aviation.Homebuilt by Richard[_8_]
Anybody still monitoring RAH?
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March 21st 14 02:10 AM
by dpilot Go to last post
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Hmmm a BD5J with zero hours FS by Deaf2u
http://www.global-air.com/global/g05229.htm Could it be?? You'd think he'd at least fly it once. Or watch it fly. What's the story here Juan?
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February 18th 07 04:53 AM
by Alphonse Le Creur.[_1_] Go to last post
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V-8 powered Seabee by Corky Scott
Here's a link to view a successfull conversion from a Franklin powered Seabee to a Chevy LS-1 powered Seabee. The conversion has flown over 600 hours. Improvements in climb, cruise, fuel consumption and takeoff over original. Interestingly, the conversion makes more power than the Franklin...
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October 2nd 04 11:45 PM
by Ted Azito Go to last post
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Texas Parasol Plans... by Richard Lamb
Rec.Aviation.Homebuilt special... Eventually, these will be made available to everybody on Matronics, but for the time being they are posted at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~tp-1/ just for the nice boys and girls of RAH and RAU. Enjoy... Richard
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March 12th 06 07:19 AM
by Richard Lamb Go to last post
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Electrically Powered Ultralight Aircraft by Larry Dighera
Electrically Powered Ultralight Aircraft Below is a report of an electrically powered ultralight aircraft. Further down is information about Sonex's electrically powered home-built aircraft, and below that is information about Royal Aeronautical Society's 2007-8 design competition (submissions...
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August 21st 07 12:29 AM
by Montblack Go to last post
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The Impossibility of Flying Heavy Aircraft Without Training by Immanuel Goldstein
The Impossibility of Flying Heavy Aircraft Without Training Nila Sagadevan | February 21 2006 Nila Sagadevan is an aeronautical engineer and a qualified pilot of heavy aircraft. What follows is an attempt to bury this myth once and for all, because I’ve heard this ludicrous explanation...
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March 10th 06 01:07 AM
by David CL Francis Go to last post
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Sebring and Hitlaw by Juan Jimenez
Yo Hitlaw, have you been spotted at the Sebring show? chuckle -- Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
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March 26th 07 03:55 PM
by ChuckSlusarczyk Go to last post
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Rotax vs. Jabiru by Cal Vanize
As I continue to research, the Zodiac XL and the Sonex are on the short list. Both offer a couple of engine options including Rotax 912 (variations) and the Jabiru 3300. Real-world performance doesn't seem like it would be that much different, at least on paper. I hope this isn't a religious...
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January 23rd 06 08:15 PM
by Mike Gaskins Go to last post
30 13,025
I want to build the most EVIL plane EVER !!! by Eliot Coweye
Can you tell me what parts do I need to create a truly EVIL plane from hell???
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February 13th 06 03:55 AM
by Jonathan Lowe Go to last post
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Dennis Fetters Mini 500 by EmailMe
I have no ties to any of this Dennis Fetters guy or the Mini 500 debacle. I ran across these postings about Dennis a few months back and started reading all I could on the groups and the web about Fetters and this helicopter. All I can say is unbelievable.... I have read things tossed back and...
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June 21st 04 09:36 PM
by Dennis Fetters Go to last post
70 12,514
Fastest 100hp homebuilt or kit? by tom pettit
Okay, I don't want to pay the fuel bill on a monster engine. I do want to go fast. What kit or plans homebuilt will go 200 mph on 100 hp? tom
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December 12th 05 12:50 PM
by Lou Go to last post
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FYI Bio zoom ZZZZZZZZ by ChuckSlusarczyk
This is the updated zoom bio from the RRL web site it's a hoot!!Just for grins I'm going to contact National Geographic.Popular Science and Popular Mechanics to see if zoom ever had a published article in them. Here's where it's at: www.rocketracingleague.com/bio_jim-campbell.html Chuck S...
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February 18th 07 04:50 AM
by Alphonse Le Creure Go to last post
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What is a 'PK" screw? by mhorowit
I see mention of "PK" screws. Can someone point me to an illustration? At http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ha/sheetmetalscrews.html is a Truss Head Type 'A' sheet metal screw, which is what I'm visualizing; is that it? - MIke
January 2nd 07 05:44 PM
by RPE Go to last post
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Good plans-built Light Sport Aircraft by Rob Schneider
Having been a lurker on this site for a while, I'm not sure what I'll get as a response to this post, but here goes: I have a long term plan to get a PPL and build a plane for cross country travel (from South Dakota to Idaho, so it would involve flying over the Rockies). Maybe a Dyke Delta, but...
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August 19th 04 05:50 PM
by W.P. Dixon Go to last post
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Electric motor for hang glider by Legend Length
I have been trying to do some calculations of how much battery power would be needed to keep a hang glider flying level. With some help I arrived at about 1 or 2 kW (a few horse power) for a typical hang glider with 10:1 glide ratio and 180 pound (80 kg) pilot. As a comparison, gasoline engines...
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August 27th 09 02:14 AM
by jason siig Go to last post
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Bobcat /Supercat by [email protected]
On Monday, April 3, 2000 9:00:00 AM UTC+2, Tom Cummings wrote: There is a forum/list developed recently for the Bobcat and Supercat airplane. It is created for those interested in the little plane and who like to build from plans. View http://www.delphi.com/supercat1/start/ if interested in...
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August 19th 18 01:54 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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spaceship one by Pianome
getting ready to take off.....CNN live. -- Pianome
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June 30th 04 05:47 AM
by Mark Hickey Go to last post
169 10,572
Smart Turbo Diesel or VW Lugo Diesel by bbutlergps
Howdy, I am looking into a power plant for a Zenith 701. I am very interested in going the route of a diesel. Would anybody have any information on either the: Smart (Mercedes) 3 cyl. 95 hp Turbo Diesel (can be chipped up to 112 hp) found in the Smart ForFour or VW Lupo or Fox (euro) 3 cyl....
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December 24th 06 08:40 AM
by Philippe Vessaire Go to last post
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Bobcat/Supercat plans, info? by Chris Wells
I was wondering if anyone here had any direct experience with these planes, and could give me some basic info? Can they be made 103-legal? Are plans still available? How easy to build & fly, stall speed & characteristics, etc.?
January 13th 14 12:24 AM
by burleyclay Go to last post
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