Ultralight Aircraft

Ultralight Aircraft

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:18 pm

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PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:40 pm

Gary in Pennsylvania wrote:Test
:shock: I fly!,but what is that?

BK
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:57 pm

BK, it's a stol ultralight with a small radial engine. Look at the leading edge slats/slots. Reminds me of a WWII Fieschler Stork.

Then there is the guy with a death wish in the flying kite!! YIKES!!

I like a nice thick aluminum floor and a nice electric-adjusting reclining seat in my plane

I know, I'm jaded, but I'm old too!! :lol: :lol: :) :!:

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland


PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:19 am

bksaun wrote:
Gary in Pennsylvania wrote:Test
:shock: I fly!,but what is that?

BK


I DO NOT fly ( tho I took lessons and soloed back in 1990. Never took the written )

But don't get me started! I keep forgetting to build my sig line to reflect more about myself. I am a hopeless vintage ultralight and unusual aviation buff (1909 through modern day - If it's lightweight and flies.....I'm all about it!). I have GIGABYTES worth of photos.
The PZL-104 Wilga pictured above is one of my all-time favorite aircraft (she's Polish, ya know!)

Two more of my FAVORITE bygone designs.......The landplane is the 1921 DePischoff Biplane. The pic of it photoshopped is her as a monoplane. I'd LOVE to build my own ultralight someday......and tied with first place ( with about two dozen other designs! :roll: ) for what I'd like to build its the DePischoff Monoplane or a copy of the Raoul Vendome Mosquito of 1909!

Anyone who wants to talk very light a/c. PM me! I'd love to belly up to the bar ( next to the potbelly coal stove of course!!!! )
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PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:58 am

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PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:05 am

And I have thousands and thousands of more pics like it!

I don't mean to hijack the thread.....But my #1 passion is ultralights and light aircraft.....followed by firearms (handguns. CZ is my favorite)......and Motorcycles ( gimme a old or new Moto Guzzi anyday!)......Classic cars ( believe it or not...1970-1973 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron is on top of my favorites list! ).....and anything else unusual etc.....

Sigh.......If only is could......well.......hit the Powerball or something!
Gary in Pennsylvania
 

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:31 am

LsFarm wrote:
I like a nice thick aluminum floor and a nice electric-adjusting reclining seat in my plane
Greg L


Wellllllll.....the closest thing that I desire fitting THAT bill is that I am a big Mitsubishi MU-2 fan. I also like the Edgly Optica (but that's a rare GA bird), and I'm an INSANE Pilatus PC-6 Porter fan (no 'lectric seats there!). Everything else is kitplanes, homebuilts, ultralights, etc.....
Gary in Pennsylvania
 

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:05 am

Hi Gary, I have about 2400 hours in the MU2s Almost all in the Marquise version. I only flew a short model a couple of times [and I thought the long version was squirrelly!!] I also flew an "L" model a little. The L was a pig, way underpowered. It didn't like to fly above about 16,000'. It would never get to FL210!! I flew the Marquise at FL210-250.

The MU's are a TANK!! very well built. The test spec to over 'G' the tail was 14 g's !!!

Nice cabin, but a pain to work on, the mechanics hate them. I helped on some 100hr inspections. they ARE a real pain to work on.

The 'electric seats' are in the Airbus that I fly now. they spoil you quick. In fact the whole airplane spoils you quick, once you figure out the automation and the side-stick flight controls. I have 8 years and about 5000 hours in the A320 now. I expect [hope] to retire flying the 'bus.

My dad wanted to build an ultralight, but health problems got in the way, but he stayed an aviation fan anyway. He had an Aeronca Chief when I was about 12, that is where I got my first flight. Later I got my floatplane rating in an Aeronca Sedan.

Take that written!! :lol:

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:12 am

I don't fly much, matter of fact only been on a plane a few dozen times. Went to the local airport once to take my girlfriend for a scenic ride in a smaller aircraft and the guy said "come back later all the planes are in the shop". Needless to say that was the end of the scenic fly... Didn't bother me but I couldn't get her on it after that.

If I was going to get an "aircraft" the parrchute with the big fan doesn't sound all that bad. At least if the motor dies you're not an anvil in the sky.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:44 pm

Hey Ls, My cousin, Donald Pugh, lives up here in NEPA and he flew nights in MU-2's in the late 80's-early 90's. Heck, you may or may not know his name because he was a CFI for MU-2 also. I used to go on night runs with him every now and again.

Admin.....I didn't mention it above, but PPG (powered paraglider) is also included in my Obsession. In fact, I had money set aside for a wing, powerpack, training, etc. back in 2003 when we bought our house, but a plot of land became available next to our home and it just made sense to front the cash to but the land instead of buy a toy for Gary!
PPG it just a parachute above yer head and a itty bitty two stoke unit strapped to your back!
Gary in Pennsylvania
 

PostBy: Oo-v-oO On: Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:37 pm

Sigh... PP-ASEL here, but not current. Flying is so darned expensive, especially trying to support a family on one paycheck.

Got my license in a 172, but I've always wanted an Ercoupe - way ahead of it's time. I'd probably have to lose a few pounds to fly one of those, not that that would be a bad thing.

Oh, well - when the kids are grown and it's just the wife and I I'll probably pick the hobby back up again.
Oo-v-oO
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Ashley

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:53 am

We have a Cessna 180 and a Luscombe that's offline. 1300hrs VFR in those 2. I'm not too fond of ultralights as I've lost a couple of friends in them and suggest something certified LSA, like a Cub. A used one costs about the same, too.

The question I have is how can I get coal to burn in the 0-470?
Charlie Z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Coalbrookdale
Stove/Furnace Model: Darby

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:37 am

Charlie, get Gary searching for WWII coal gassification info, maybe you can figure out a way to put a gassification plant in the back seat of the C180. They'll carry anything you can close the doors on !!!

:) :lol: :) :lol:

A c180, nice plane. flew one on floats a few times and a friend had one for a while on wheels. It sure requires good feet!! Having so little taildragger time, I really had to 'work' to do a good landing and rollout. I have maybe 200 hours total in C 180,185, 182[most].

Took initial training in C150, moved to PA140 for license. bought a Mooney M20c got inst. and comm in it, then had to sell [sad day] But have moved on, I'm too busy around the farm and with other interests to fly in my off-work time. Flying an airliner of course is not the same. But a nice job nontheless.

Take care, Greg L

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:17 pm

Gary, she is a hoss and I love her dearly. I've been wondering if I can putter over to NEPA and stuff a 503 in or some coal. Need something a bit bigger, but the alaskans get by with it.

If you just want to knock holes in the sky (inexpensively), the luscombe is a really sleeper. It does exactly what you tell it to do. You 'herd' the 180, but the luscombe flies like an extension of your body; I really prefer pre-WWII designs, they made 'pilot's machines' back then.

'Course, it's not flying the 'bus. What other job can you get up in the morning, get dressed like a South American general and tell someone to add 10,000lbs more fuel simply because you feel like it?
Charlie Z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Coalbrookdale
Stove/Furnace Model: Darby

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:24 pm

:) Going to Oshkosh for the whole show next week....Can't wait.

Bk :P
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62