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Africa Air

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:12 pm

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Re: Africa Air

Postby goldwing 1 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:18 pm

the man is pursuing his dream,good for him. 8-)

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Re: Africa Air

Postby thrasherg » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:22 pm

Do they not have rulers out there? Nothing is straight or equi distant/symmetrical? I love that he is following his dream (I built a 2 seater helicopter 15 years ago) but why can't he at least get things straight and symmetrical? It looks like a death trap to me..


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Re: Africa Air

Postby goldwing 1 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:48 am

I think the man has done a great job for what he has to work with,if he lived in the USA and had a great job to fund his project,he would have produced a better airplane,when the Wright brothers started out,they did not have (CAD) to work with,Iam sure the first airplane made could not lift-off the ground either-he will need to go back to the drawing board,I hope one day he will be seccessful.

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Re: Africa Air

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:57 am

I was thinking the same thing - good for him for following his dream, but I have a pretty good "feel" for what will fly and what won't, and that thing looks way too heavy for that engine/prop combination to haul into the air. Not to mention the strength required - if the frame is breaking from the stress of rolling over the ground, there is no way it will last very long when it is subject to the stresses of flying. Airplane design is quite a bit more than "build something that looks like an airplane and slap an engine and prop on the front." I would be very surprised if that thing ever gets into the air for more than a few feet.

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Re: Africa Air

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:10 pm

Very safe I doubt it'll leave the ground.
Amazing effort, considering the circumstances, though!

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