New project in the werks for Big Ben

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby BBWB » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:48 am

You talking 270 re-phase on an opposed 180 crank? I suppose it could be done. Saito, a model engine maker had a series of twin engines that were basically two singles sharing the same crank. They were atrocious.

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby BBWB » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:07 pm

Over the weekend, I played with the motor the most. But I also finished up the firewall, floorboards, and relocating the rudder pedals.

A little before and after of the engine and pilot nacelle. I think it will be much cleaner looking.

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Here is the back of the firewall and the floorboards with rudder pedals. Notice my use of salvaged warning sign aluminum.

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby GTV » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:51 pm

You have much bigger cajones than I do.

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby jb » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:42 pm

New name....Big Ballz Ben =D>

This thing glides right? As in if the motor dies you don't go into a death spiral down?!?!?

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby john jones » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:25 pm

Ben... i don't think an airplane project is one to skimp on.... [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby BBWB » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:38 pm

JB wrote:
New name....Big Ballz Ben =D>

This thing glides right? As in if the motor dies you don't go into a death spiral down?!?!?


Yes, they do glide. Poorly at about 4-1. Standard rule of thumb in an ultralight is look under your flight path. That's where you're landing. \:D/

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Ben... i don't think an airplane project is one to skimp on.... [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X


Don't worry JJ, that stuff is not structural. Just a barrier for wind protection, like a fairing on a motorcycle. All the important structure is T6160 aircraft grade aluminum and hardware is aircraft grade. There are 50 or more of this model flying with no structural failures ever reported. A few crashes due to pilot incompetence. FAA keeps pretty good records on ultralight accidents and I haven't found anything yet for me to worry.

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby john jones » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:46 pm

I must admit.... the idea of flying under VW power has be a little intrigued... :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

a whole nother avenue of life... :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k flying....

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby john jones » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:49 pm

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby john jones » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:52 pm

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby BBWB » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:10 pm

That gyro is cool looking. It is structurally the same process as my fuse. How much does the person want for it?

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby john jones » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:31 am

That pic was from the world wide web... don't know how's that is... But there is one here in town..... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ I may have to do some investigating.... :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby Franz » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:21 am

Imagine all the desert canyons that you could fly through, and all of the abandoned junk that you could locate. Smile

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby john jones » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:51 am

I think the adrenaline rush of piloting my own vw powered aircraft..... would be priceless..... =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ Epic.... a milestone.. fuck.. all kinds of shit... :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

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Re: New project in the werks for Big Ben

Postby john jones » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:22 pm

I've been thinking about your plane ben..... How's the progress? Could I take off on Kimball if I had one???? :-k :-k :-k :-k I want to fly under VW power!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> yup.. I said it.. Wink
I feel like a campfire in the rain.. :-&


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