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Aerobatic Ultralight

 
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Omri Kalinsky
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:00 am    Post subject: Aerobatic Ultralight Reply with quote



Anybody know of any ultralight (or ultralight like) plane that
-is aerobatic capable
-has a tricycle gear
-can be covered with stits (can't do dacron, hangar space is
impossible to get where I live)
-registered as a light sport plane, amateur built experimental
or kit built experimental


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Richard Carlisle
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Aerobatic Ultralight Reply with quote



The Phantom is aerobatic. I did sportsman class stuff in mine. You could
cover it with stits but the factory uses dacron. If it was me, I'd just
make aluminum ribs. I would also either go with slightly larger leading and
trailing edges or double up the originals for two reasons. (1) It will make
for a stronger aerobatic wing and (2) You will be riveting ribs to the spar
tubes which means drilling holes...Which means weakening the tube slightly.

If you can get past the tri-gear, you'll find a whole lot more that is
aerobatic and since you want to register, you are not necessarily lookig for
an Ultralight.

There are very few serious aerobatic planes built as nose draggers. Some
European planes come to mind, like the Yak 52 and a few other Romanian
military trainers. In the light sport category, the Rans S9 Chaos would be
great choice. Just donıt cheap out on the engine like most people do. To
be a good sportsman class performer the plane NEEDS at least a 582
(65HP)...More if you want to go 4 stroke to make up for the extra weight of
the engine.

Most S9's I see have a 503, which is fine if you want to do simple
aerobatics and you don't weigh a lot. If you want to get into entry level
competition, the 503 will not give you the power to clean aerobatics.

If you are really serious about aerobatics, you really should go take some
tail dragger time.

Ross

Quote:
Anybody know of any ultralight (or ultralight like) plane that
-is aerobatic capable
-has a tricycle gear
-can be covered with stits (can't do dacron, hangar space is
impossible to get where I live)
-registered as a light sport plane, amateur built experimental
or kit built experimental


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Ed Sullivan
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Aerobatic Ultralight Reply with quote

On 7 Sep 2004 22:00:34 -0700, [email]omri (AT) directxtras (DOT) com[/email] (Omri Kalinsky)
wrote:

Quote:
Anybody know of any ultralight (or ultralight like) plane that
-is aerobatic capable
-has a tricycle gear
-can be covered with stits (can't do dacron, hangar space is
impossible to get where I live)
-registered as a light sport plane, amateur built experimental
or kit built experimental

Stits is dacron


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