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karel adams
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 3:29 pm    Post subject: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote



are there any builder's sites
on the building of a trailer for an ultralight plane?

TIA,
Karel




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L. Darte
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote



karel adams wrote:

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are there any builder's sites
on the building of a trailer for an ultralight plane?

TIA,
Karel



I made one by simply building a ladder style frame using 1x3 rectangular
steel tubing and a set of wheels from Northern Tools. The deck is just
3/4" plywood. It's not enclosed, but it works just fine for moving
planes around.

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Vaughn
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote


"L. Darte" <nospam (AT) bite (DOT) me> wrote

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I made one by simply building a ladder style frame using 1x3 rectangular
steel tubing and a set of wheels from Northern Tools. The deck is just
3/4" plywood. It's not enclosed, but it works just fine for moving
planes around.

Good idea, or you could start with a used boat trailer.



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UltraJohn
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote

Try a 3 bike motorcycle trailer. One each ramp for nose and main gear!
John


Vaughn wrote:

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"L. Darte" <nospam (AT) bite (DOT) me> wrote in message
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I made one by simply building a ladder style frame using 1x3 rectangular
steel tubing and a set of wheels from Northern Tools. The deck is just
3/4" plywood. It's not enclosed, but it works just fine for moving
planes around.

Good idea, or you could start with a used boat trailer.





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Rich S.
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 12:19 am    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote

"UltraJohn" <japriceHATESPAM (AT) mindspring (DOT) com> wrote

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Try a 3 bike motorcycle trailer. One each ramp for nose and main gear!
John


Try http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90154

Rich S.



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Wright1902Glider
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote

Check out the "Logistics & Tour Schedule" section of my website. I started
with a 4'x8' bolt-together utility trailer from Northern Handyman (same unit as
HF sells). Upgraded to the 12" tires (a MUST). Stretched the tongue by
replacing the original with a 2"x3" 11ga. steel box beam. Added a deck made of
pressure-treated 2x4's covered in 3/4" pressure-treated plywood. Steel
corner-braces, steel screws, and PL 400 throughout. Tubular steel bracing from
the beam to the deck at every joist. Covered all of this with steel studs, 24"
on center, except for the first and last which are wood 2x4's. Covered the
studs with 25ga. galvanized v-seam roofing pannels. Edged and trimed out
everything using 90-degree galvanized roof flashing. The door is framed with
1x4's covered with 25ga. pannels and edged with alum. carpet edging. All steel
pannels are screwed on using neoprene-washer screws. The overall dememsions
are 23' long, 48" wide, 7'8" high, 65" track, approx 950lbs. empty. The
interior is a 45-degree v-nose, 21'6" long (18'6" w/o nose), 41" wide, 68 1/2"
high. This trailer works very well for transporting thin-section wings and
other lightweight bulky items. However, the axle should be located farther
forward to reduce tongue load. She is also very light, and does not like
cross-winds in excess of 15kts., especially when not hitched up. Since I park
on a slope, I keep her tied down with 640lbs. of concrete ballast.

Hope this gives you a few ideas of the possibilities,
Harry

http://hometown.aol.com/wright1902glider/airshow.html
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karel adams
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote


"Rich S." <capn27 (AT) TRAPyahooSPAM (DOT) com.sg> schreef in bericht
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"UltraJohn" <japriceHATESPAM (AT) mindspring (DOT) com> wrote in message
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Try a 3 bike motorcycle trailer. One each ramp for nose and main
gear!
John


Try
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90154


Unbelievably low price for exactly the kind of trailer I meant.
Only I am afraid the UPS shipping rate from Cal. to Europe
would be somewhat prohibitive...

This certainly makes me understand why no sensible US citizen
builds his own more or less standard trailer.

KA



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Rich S.
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote

"karel adams" <gene.zever.adelco (AT) skynet (DOT) be> wrote

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Try
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90154

Unbelievably low price for exactly the kind of trailer I meant.
Only I am afraid the UPS shipping rate from Cal. to Europe
would be somewhat prohibitive...

This certainly makes me understand why no sensible US citizen
builds his own more or less standard trailer.

If you wait until they're on sale, you can get 50 or 60 dollars off that
price. And think about it - they make them in China, include all the
hardware (some assembly required - the whole thing!) even the safety chains
and lighting kit, ship to North America, discount it on sale and still make
a profit.

I bought one just to use in the yard behind my garden tractor.

You'd think there would be somebody importing them in Europe.

Rich S.



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Peter Vergoossen
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: homebuilt trailer for ultralight? Reply with quote

Hi Karel
I build my own trailer to move my airplane
(a Begium made "Ultracraft Calypso,)
take a look on my site:
http://home.hetnet.nl/~ptr008/trailer.htm
contact me, for plans!!
--
greetings, Peter Vergoossen

Quote:
Unbelievably low price for exactly the kind of trailer I meant.
Only I am afraid the UPS shipping rate from Cal. to Europe
would be somewhat prohibitive...

This certainly makes me understand why no sensible US citizen
builds his own more or less standard trailer.

If you wait until they're on sale, you can get 50 or 60 dollars off that
price. And think about it - they make them in China, include all the
hardware (some assembly required - the whole thing!) even the safety
chains
and lighting kit, ship to North America, discount it on sale and still
make
a profit.

I bought one just to use in the yard behind my garden tractor.

You'd think there would be somebody importing them in Europe.

Rich S.





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