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About HJpro7

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  1. If anyone has any other design ideas please send them my way. I also need help with powerplant choice and propeller. The current theory is to work with ElectraFlyer's kits, ElectraFlyer.com - Price List.
  2. I'm planning to build an electric powered sailplane - Microlift glider (Microlift glider - Wikipedia) over a period of 7 years with a budget of approximately 10,000AUD. Design Criteria : low cost folding/dismantlable wings narrow fuselage an electric motor powerplant simple construction steel fuselage with fabric covering a possible empty weight of sub-100kg and 200kg MTOW etc.. Design idea: I really like how compact this design is, but I want to know if there are any drawbacks with such a design. I prefer this low mounted boom fuselage rather than a high mounted one as its significantly easier to transport.
  3. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    After more researching, I leaning over towards wood aircraft since there are usually cheaper and easier to work with. the Kr-2 below. PS. I have worked with wood for the past 3-4 years at school.
  4. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    I'm building a tricyle version because its easier to take-off and land, plus I don't need any special training. Is a starter, alternator and battery the only parts required to get a electric startup system. Not intending to build anything else electrical. Also what do you mean by
  5. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    Okay I've been doing extensive research on the Hummel Bird. I have divided most of the costs into different batches so I don't end up spending $17,000+. Please review the spreadsheet below. Hummel Bird Also I wanted to ask if hand-propping an engine is safe or not. And if not how would I go about installing an electric starter. Thanks,
  6. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    Has anyone built the Hummel Bird, I'm interested in neccessary instruments used for Day VFR
  7. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    So I should get my license before starting to build, because I was thinking otherwise. I was planning to start construction on the plane, so buy plans, tools (dont need big power tools since I got school equipment) and material since its cheaper to start (to my knowledge). Then when I'm done on the plane I can start on my license, which means 6 months of training alongside Uni or work. Then trasition training if required. Anyway thats how I think I might pan things out as.
  8. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    Also a cool little plane I forgot to mention was the BK-1 tricycle.
  9. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    Just been doing some research on the HummelBird because you can build it for around 10k USD, but I started getting worried when I saw all the accidents that have happened. I wanna be sure what I'm building is safe so can you give me some insight?
  10. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    Yeah, I've been doing extensive research for the past 2-3 weeks, but it seems as I'm not getting anywhere! I was initially looking at an RV-4 kit but now I'm looking at scratch building a Hummel aircraft (HummelBird or Ultracruiser) Thanks for resources btw!
  11. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    I guess so, but I'm pretty sure were gonna be travelling then as well
  12. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    Dang it, school finishes on the 22nd and we leave for a 2-week vacation in the US a day after :(
  13. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    Mum says no, but my dad is coming in October and he might be more optimistic about it :) Will keep you updated. PS I live significantly closer to Jandakot (only a 30min) compared to Mandurah (about 1h and a half).
  14. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    What about the construction of the specific parts ie.
  15. HJpro7

    Future Sport Pilot!

    I'd love to, need to discuss with parents though. Whats the aircraft?
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