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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 03:10 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 05:53 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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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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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 04:55 AM
by Jonathan Lowe 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 08:19 AM
by Richard Lamb 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 02:07 AM
by David CL Francis 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 05:50 AM
by Alphonse Le Creure Go to last post
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Corvair conversion engines by Cal Vanize
As my research continues, I have been investigating possible engines for a 601XL. The Corvair engines looked like a good candidate. The reports seemed very good and the engine was surprisingly inexpensive for initial purchase and long-term maintenance. The stated expected TBO is 1500 hours and...
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December 1st 19 02:23 AM
by [email protected] 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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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
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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 06:44 PM
by RPE 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 14,601
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 01:50 PM
by Lou 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 09:15 PM
by Mike Gaskins Go to last post
30 14,019
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 09:40 AM
by Philippe Vessaire Go to last post
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STOL Plans by M.
Hi, Looking for a STOL project to construct from plans. Was considering the Preceptor STOL King, but have not received any answers to my enquiries from the designer. Any other suggestions or references? TIA Mike
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August 4th 06 06:47 AM
by Christopher Go to last post
52 12,667
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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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
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