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Modding #2...ultralight

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my daughter married well. her husband loves airplanes as much as I do. we decided to build an ultralight airplane. we bought a 250 cc kawa dirt bike. took the motor, sawed off the gear box and put a toothed pulley directly on the crank shaft. built the frame out of emt conduit and the wings out of tublar aluminum. cover the wings with some cheap material from walmart. test drove it 40 mph down the main street of town. the cops enjoyed that. took it to the local airport and after 3 times I got airborn. after about 200 yards of flight the thing crashed with me. tore up the frame and broke the wooden prop. I have pics of that also but not on cd.

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Oh, that is cool! :thumbsup: An airplane with a motorcycle engine and fabric from Wally's (hope you picked out a nice print)

I'm deathly afraid of heights but love to fly (why, I dunno....) So your project sounds like a blast!

Hope you didn't get hurt crashing!


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