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Series X4 1.0
01-13-2002, 01:18 PM
Have you ever thought about this? It's not as hard as it seems. People did it around 100 years ago. One of the first engines used for one of the first airplanes had only the power of 4 moped engines.

I do have experience with a lot of things concerning airplanes.

I live in the correct location for doing something like this. It's probably hard as ****, but it is possible.

Yoshi
01-13-2002, 03:16 PM
So you live in a forest?You can build a plane out of wood and saps!!

Deckard
01-13-2002, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by Wraith_Master
So you live in a forest?You can build a plane out of wood and saps!! ...and the world will never be short on saps ;)

iain
01-13-2002, 05:11 PM
you have way too much time on your hands series! :D

solutions:

get a girlfriend / get married
move to the city
go to your nearest bar

these will all fill your time :D

DavidP
01-13-2002, 07:05 PM
Meanwhile, we hear this on the news:

A giant log has appeared to crash into the 18th floor of the....

Isometric
01-13-2002, 09:47 PM
NO!!! That would require Series acturally commiting suicide. He only constantly talks about suicide and brags about having no life and the girl who looked in his general direction.

adrianxw
01-14-2002, 03:44 AM
http://www.zurqui.com/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html

Start simple!

Series X4 1.0
01-14-2002, 06:11 AM
iain

get a girlfriend / get married
move to the city
go to your nearest bar

these will all fill your time

Impossible. I don't have any money, so it's not possible to move. I don't have any friends. And I spoiled my one and only chance to get a girlfriend, I'll never ever see a human being again, I live that far away. Anyway, I don't really think that she liked me as a person, she just thought I was cute. My new internal law says that it's illegal to think about girls from now on. It just causes trouble.

Maybe I could build a bar for myself here in the forest? I could start making my own alcohol and beer. Then I could get drunk and talk with myself.

VirtualAce
01-14-2002, 10:35 AM
I'm quite the aviation enthusiast. There are kit planes that you can buy and build. But you have to have a license to fly them and you'd better be good with tools, micrometers, and all your measurements or you'll be digging a hole in the ground.

Pitts bi-planes are excellent, maneuverable planes with a lot of attitude and horsepower. They are also aerobatically rated - if you are into that. Would not recommend learning on these, though.

To learn to fly I would recommend you take the Jeppensen course. Most FBOs at airports use this training and their materials. Last I checked it was $60 an hour for a 150hp Cessna 152. Average time to get your license is about 45 to 55 hours. I have a whopping 12 hours - got married - went broke - so I'm grounded for now.

If you weren't serious, hey, I still love to talk about airplanes.
:D

adrianxw
01-14-2002, 11:55 AM
I was dissappointed to see the Christensen Eagle kit was no longer available, based on the Pitts Special I believe.

DISGUISED
01-14-2002, 12:17 PM
I have a professor that's building a Wright flyer to full scale from some plans he bought. He is going to fly it at the first flight centennial festival in 2003. You should see how detailed it's going to be. Very interesting stuff.

Brian
01-14-2002, 12:43 PM
<edited for content by Govtcheez>
<Sorry Brian, but if that was a joke, it was more than just a little off-color>


Originally posted by Series X4 1.0
Have you ever thought about this? It's not as hard as it seems. People did it around 100 years ago. One of the first engines used for one of the first airplanes had only the power of 4 moped engines.

I do have experience with a lot of things concerning airplanes.

I live in the correct location for doing something like this. It's probably hard as ****, but it is possible.