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Old 05-04-2021, 10:07 PM   #51
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Yeah, he’s got quite abit more (going by what he says) power than the usual engine installed in these planes. The Rotax for this plane I believe puts out 80-90 hp? Whereas the EFI Yamaha with turbo will put out 160-180 hp. Plus he’s right at 100 lbs less in weight, engine wise. He could do stuff to get it more “hot” he said, but wants a do all, user friendly, fuel efficient plane, but still have plenty of power. Will be an interesting build for sure!
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:06 PM   #52
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Chase, he didn’t know anymore than you on them raising the gross wt on light sport. Just “heard” that there is a proposal out there about it.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:22 PM   #53
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Sweet deal, oshkosh is huge. They have a fly-in in east tx as well, not near as big as oshkosh but a pretty cool looking venue. (I've not been). Reklaw I believe it's called.

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Old 05-05-2021, 09:24 PM   #54
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Who knows, he may plan on the Reklaw gathering as well. Like I said, hes shootin for next spring to keep everything paid in full, but wouldnt surprise me if he hit all the shows he could. If for no other reason, than just an excuse to fly the new toy! He lives in the panhandle, in Vega, so finding a flat spot he can take off and land wont be too hard! But hes also in with some buddies at the local municipal airport and they all went in on a hangar. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:25 AM   #55
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I remember going to Oshkosh by gosh a few times as a kid. My grandpa and I would fly his Cessna up there. He would do all the cooking for everyone. It was a big deal. If you get a chance....go!
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:45 AM   #56
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Nephew sent some pics of him getting the plumbing for the intercooler mocked up. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:55 AM   #57
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Quote:
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The cool thing about building your own is you can do your own annual, which saves a ton of money.

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Yes, a friend of mine has a plane and he was telling me that annual can be super pricey!

Awesome thread, OP.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:41 PM   #58
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When you go from tig welding an intricate hyper thin-walled airplane frame one weekend to stick welding a 6-5/8 x 1/4 wall pipe overhead the following weekend. Kind of opposite ends of the spectrum! Ok... I admit... really just put this up to kinda keep the thread alive and kicking. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:02 PM   #59
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Another fine welding job on the pipe entrance Rusty. Im laying odds that thing will be there and standing long after we are all gone on! 👍👍
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:30 PM   #60
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Thanks Joel! And if it’ll dry out enough before the next batch of rain, next week they’re saying, I’m hoping to set posts end of week/Saturday. Just building two “wings” coming off of the big overhead to the fenceline on the road. It’ll have 4-1/2” posts, four 1-7/8” pipe horizontal runners, and posts will be dome capped. After that, I’ll tie in that old pipe fence to my overhead, and then comes the gate(s) of course. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-12-2021, 11:19 PM   #61
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That is cool as all get out! A home made airplane is cool enough, but that TIG fab work is unreal. I hope to learn that one day, a little bit, but not on an airplane! Me and some buddies have joked in the shop before "hell we don't have to fly this thing!", and I aint ever gettin in any airplane that I welded on!


But I'd get in that one! That looks like a hot rod!

Please keep us posted as it moves along. That's really a neat project!
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:34 AM   #62
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Thanks Dale, and will do on the update. Right now I get any updates/info as he texts em to me. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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