G'day guys,,,just got back from a 1000km round road trip to have a look at a (just about to under go final inspection) aeropup with a 6 cyl jab clamped on the front ;) .. I'm guessing with those sort of horses up front it will prob leap of the runway ... will be good to hear how it all goes once it's flying.
cheers for that photo swede :thumb_up: ,,, the brake setup on this plane was similar to yours but face downwards ,,, however still deciding what to do with mine.
hey Guy's,,,just a query if anyone can remember or have a look,,, on the last outer wing tip ribs where the fabric brace struts are riveted through the rib itself ,,,,the alloy angle that is used ,,,,, what size is the aluminum angle used? Is it the same as the angle used to mount the cowling at the top which is 1" x 1.5" ??? or can a smaller gauge angle be used,,,,bit hard to work out from the plans ,,or I just cant see where it is listed anyway ???
refer the drawing WM2 if I haven't explained very well.
The 4 x tubes 1+2 and 8+9 rivet onto the angle in the picture..
Hi Bruce. for my trailer I bought an decrepit old caravan and with a chain saw made it into a flat bed trailer. I had a local boiler maker make wheel clamps with over centre clamps to hold the wheels down and put a $130 winch up front where the spare wheel had gone. Also a couple of ramps and had the wiring rationalised by an auto electrician. You might also contact the bushman as he has an all metal style for his supapup.
View attachment 8672guys I was just wondering what your thoughts are about the dihedral,,,, I have set my wings up on props and are just about to drill the wing mount holes ,,,so far I have set it up at 1 , 1.5 , 1.75 and 2 degrees ,,, 2 degrees looks like a heck of a lot however , ,, what would be the lowest setting would anyone know so the flap levers (placed underneath) will clear the fuse? to get the angle I have string lined the wings at 10 foot and taken measurements from another string line from the root ribs,,, any thoughts on this method or is there a better way? Btw yes the plane is in my house ,,,need to drill these holes so I can put it back in the shed but the shed ain't quite big enough too do this important bit and I could never leave my baby out in the cold with no shelter for all this time hehe. in this photo the wings are set at 1.5
There is another Aero Pup about to go on the register. Has anyone out there done wing loading tests (sand bags or the likes) and if so what loads did you take the wings up to. I'm asking for a friend who is not online and is not to sure how far to go.
G'day everyone,,,, bit of an update I guess as it's been ages really since I have been on the forums as a regular. The plane is flying quite nicely now. A few things I'd like to do though would be to fit the wheel spats and clean up the cowling a bit. I ordered a new prop which hopefully will arrive soon as the rev's aren't quite in the ball park so I'm hoping a finer pitch prop will give me a higher climb rate.
I never realised quite how much I liked building now that the plane is virtually finished, so as a bit of a repeat offender, I have bought a quick build Sonex kit due to depart Oshkosh around mid May.
I've got some big trips planned this year so am looking forward to seeing how well the pup flies long distances before, I guess, I will have to kiss it goodbye (some day :) ).
It would be nice to take it to Natfly as well if I can get the time off work. I will definitely have to make the next Westfly though :)
Do you have any information you could share regarding the Aerovee engine. From the fact you plan to build a Sonex, I expect it must have been at least reasonable.
I'm right at the start of my journey, taking lessons and working out what to build or buy. My inspiration came from visiting the Oshkosh Airventure this year. Seeing the 7 day wonder come together and later seeing the Sonex stand including the Aerovee and of course the Subsonex among other sights was quite a revelation. Until Oshkosh and the LSA aircraft exhibited, aviation for me was being carried as freight around the country and visiting avaition museums. Now I suppose the bug has bit.