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PBNA-Boosher
05-25-2004, 07:01 AM
To build a replica flyable Po-2? I might have asked this question already, wasn't sure. I checked the search on the forum, couldn't find it.

PBNA-Boosher
05-25-2004, 07:01 AM
To build a replica flyable Po-2? I might have asked this question already, wasn't sure. I checked the search on the forum, couldn't find it.

Friendly_flyer
05-25-2004, 07:12 AM
You did http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It does not neccesarily cost much. If blueprints exits, the materials are fairly straight forward. The enine is another matter, but it's quite possible you'll be able to find a more or less repairable whole plane for a reasonable price in Russia.

Now, do you trust your mechanical skills enough to actually go flying in one you have build/repaired your self?

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ELEM
05-25-2004, 07:29 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=623101824

That was hard to find!
2 seconds on the 2nd page!!

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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Chuck_Older
05-25-2004, 10:41 AM
Then again, where do you live?

Is your backyard big enough to build a plane? Or would you have to rent space to build it in? Ever hear the story about the guy who built a plane in his basement and had to take it apart to get it outside?

Then there's the tools you need. Time and money spent on research for various things.

One you're done, insurance. Hangar space. Maintenance. Licensing? Qualification by the FAA or equivelent?

Building the plane itself might not cost much, but what about all the related things. How much does it cost to properly dispose of aircraft crankcase oil, I wonder? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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GT182
05-25-2004, 10:46 AM
Heck Chuck, the oil is the easy part.... it recyclable. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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p1ngu666
05-25-2004, 11:02 AM
u could use a car engine instead i guess
i wouldnt think it would cost much anyways, it is a cheap plane init http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Inadaze
05-25-2004, 11:05 AM
How long would it take?

I would have said it would take ages and that it would be expensive, but after seeing Scrapheap Challenge make working aircraft in a few days...

Probly not to hard if you've good carpentry/welding/machining skills. If you're incompetent at simple DIY like me, years and years. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Chuck_Older
05-25-2004, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GT182:
Heck Chuck, the oil is the easy part.... it recyclable. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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"Fly to Survive, Survive to Fly"<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sure, car oli is too- but somebody's got to pay for that.


p1ng-

I wouldn't try using a car engine, even a fuel injected one, if it were me.

Can't really pull over on a big fluffy cloud to call a tow truck http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I see brand new cars (US and import) broken down every day, at least once a day. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif It's fun to drive my 35 year old car right on past as the new pedestrian calls for help on the cellphone

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Agamemnon22
05-25-2004, 01:50 PM
Well, if it's a Po-2 you actually can pull over, it's supposed to glide like a dream. The night harassment pilots often shut off the engine on approach so that noone would hear them.

The engine's definitely going to be hardest part to make. You could make a mock up of the original 5cyl radial to keep the look, but put a small inline off say a small Avia or Cessna inside the fuselage. A car engine should work, like a 1.8-2.4L off any compact. Connecting it to the prop may take a bit of work to get right tho. On the bright side you'll be able to wheel it over to the nearest garage for oil changes, and it will take regular pump gas http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif