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Contemplating building one of these , I need some questions answered.

 

Where in Sydney , can I purchase the wood and hardware for the project ? Who inspects and signs off on my work ? I'm an RAA member ...do I need to join another organisation ? I hold a Pilot Certificate.

 

All advice on home building the Taylor would be welcomed.....John.

 

 

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John,

 

There's a project for sale in WA at the moment. It's on the RAAus members market. You could get a real head start.

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

 

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There is a guy in Newcastle who has Spruce and other Aircraft wood. I got my Spruce for him for my Pietenpol build. You can get Austral Marine Ply anywhere.

 

Scotty

 

 

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Great little plane, the Taylor.

 

But for an easier - and no less satisfying - route to a very similar concept, why not investigate the Mini-Max range?

 

I'm about to take delivery (driving to Sydney tomorrow) of a kit for one of these. My budget is under $15k.

 

They're also supported by one of the best builder forums on the web - have a browse here

 

I'm planning to fly mine off a farmers paddock, so minimal overheads. In my view, a really attainable way into flying a proper little aeroplane.

 

Good luck!

 

Bruce

 

 

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Just a comment on the comparison of Minimax /Taylor mono. They are SO different in concept. The Taylor is quite clean and fast, and not for beginners. (Has a minimal rudder to start with). Probably needs a better strip to operate from. Nev

 

 

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Have you built or flown a Taylor Monoplane ? I'd be interested to hear more about their performance and handling qualities.

 

I'm also wondering how wide the cockpit is and how much weight the aircraft will lift.

 

 

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I'd look @ building the minimax, if only that fibreglass is a pain to work with and the minimax will save you weeks not working with fibreglass.

 

 

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Nice clip for us Tayloraphiles.

 

However , not much build advice assistance forthcoming yet........maybe I'll just buy a used Jab.

 

 

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Notice how much action on the (smallish) rudder. Keeps your attention. The wheels are located well forward , which makes it even more directionally unstable. Nev

 

 

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Great little plane, the Taylor.

But for an easier - and no less satisfying - route to a very similar concept, why not investigate the Mini-Max range?

 

I'm about to take delivery (driving to Sydney tomorrow) of a kit for one of these. My budget is under $15k.

 

They're also supported by one of the best builder forums on the web - have a browse here

 

I'm planning to fly mine off a farmers paddock, so minimal overheads. In my view, a really attainable way into flying a proper little aeroplane.

 

Good luck!

 

Bruce

Bruce

 

The Eros - are you putting a 503 or 582?

 

Regards

 

Mark

 

 

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Sorry, Mark - I haven't been on this forum for a while.

 

I'm using a 503. I bought it a having just had a top end overhaul after 110 hours. I still need an exhaust and ignition coil for it, so any replies welcomed.

 

I suppose a 582 would have to be my next choice. Or getting the 503 relifed properly. All gets down to $$$$

 

Whyfor your interest?

 

Bruce

 

 

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Hi. In the early 1970's I built the Taylor Mono which (to my knowledge) is still flying around the city of Yass in New South Wales Australia. Since then I designed several aircraft that are flying in Australia. I am now in the process of redesigning the Taylor Mono in aluminium tubing because wood for aircraft is as scarce as hens teeth. I notice there are several questions about building the Taylor Mono that I would be happy to address. Unfortunately I never got to fly the Taylor Mono because I had to sell it when completed to raise funds for my daughters education.

 

 

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