Discussion in 'Other Rec Aircraft' started by sseeker, May 23, 2010.
nope, it's all in the wheels, theres two diagonal wires for bracing and thats about it
In todays money, can something like this be built for circa 10k? It would make an awesome first time project for me.
Gribble if you have the tools and workshop to build it in then yes it can probably be built for under 10k, you'd be getting a second hand Rotax though.
The tools wont be an issue. The workshop/mancave would be sufficient, but lets face it there is no such thing as big enough when it comes to a workshop.
And I understand it wont be a new rotax, or even a low hour one. I cant find much info on prices just by googling, might have to make some phone calls, anyone know a good reseller apart from Bert Flood?
Then there is the avionics, radio and other jazz. Ill keep doing some research to see what the components alone would cost. Fun and games.....
Then when you complete the project it'll all be worth it! The only avionics you'd want to put in this aeroplane is a radio and a handheld transceiver wired to an external aerial and some headset jacks will be suffecient. I'd personally only install the four primary instruments (ASI, ALT, Compass, Clock) - it's all you need to fly and the clock can be a watch on your wrist. You can even get second hand refurbished instruments. There's a guy on eBay (USA) that sells Rotax motors out of aircraft and snowmobiles, he has identical models to what you'd want in the A-Plane and they're totally refurbished. Rotax 447 with gearbox and no exhaust/carb for $1269 and has 124hrs TT (this one wasn't refurbished)
You can find excellent deals on just about anything on the web. Just have to remember that safety comes first and don't be so cheap that it will endanger your life and others.
Hmm, didnt think about ebay, good work. :) Although, I would rather get an entire pacage together rather than in dribs and drabs, ive been doing that with cars for almost the last 15 years and im over that.
I did think about the handheald with headset idea, especially if your just going to be flying around the same area as I highly doubt any cross country trips would be done in it.
Hi all, my name is Neil, i am a new member, that is just starting to get my RA cert. I have also purchased the plans for the A plane, and have jus started the fabrication. It would be great to hear from any other builders, especially in the Perth region, cheers Neil
I've just sent a parts and price list for an Affordaplane to my computer's rubbish bin. I hope it is still there!
Any chance you recovered the parts and price list? Just interested to know the cost involved.
It's gone to the grat shjredder in the sky, however, I might have a contact who can give me the list. I'll try on Thursday.
More 'true ultralights' here plus a set of plans for free. Not beautiful aircraft but they get you into the air.
Have any of the people here completed an Affordaplane yet? I notice some said they were starting but I don't see any on the register yet. Any reports on ease of build or flight reports?
I know a bloke who built one some years ago. He's the bloke I got the inventory from.
There has been one advertised online for sale for some time in WA... Google it... Could be an old add. Low hours I believe.
The plane might be Affordable, but new shoes after every flight might not be!
How are you fellers going with the A planes?
Looking at the A-plane, but an thinking of setting it up with trike gear instead of the tail dragger and also with a 'V'-tail. Already have the plans and am modifying the design. going to test the configuration in a 3d design sim before I try to build it, though. Also looking at something lighter than sheet aluminum for the cockpit skins. anyone have weight /ft2 comparisons for doped and painted fabric v thin fiberglass v .o24 aluminum sheet?
I would suggest that people who specialise in each relevant field can do just as good as the other one can.
I understand what you are saying, but I am really looking at a realistic average. I am pretty good with glass work and metal, but am really interested in seeing if it is worth the extra effort in both cost and weight to go with one over the other. After all, with a U/L, it really is all about the weight.
Had to look up the Javelin and found this video.
Seems quite a nice little plane. I have worked on Javelins, but not this type. More like this:
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