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 John Fetz, Dream 240 delta trike

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PostSubject: John Fetz, Dream 240 delta trike   Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:02 pm



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PostSubject: Re: John Fetz, Dream 240 delta trike   Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:07 pm

Nice plane,
is that a kit built or one of your own designs? Kind of looks like a trike with some kind of paramotor mounted on the back. How bout some performance specs?

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PostSubject: Home made Delta Trike   Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:16 pm

The wing is a "Dream 240" 21m
The engine is Simonnin mini 27hp (on a good day) Paraglider unit
The trike is my own design, Stainless Steel (boat railing I get it for near FREE)
Total cost of the Flying Machine (less Engine) $500
I allready had the PPG engine, I also have a Solo210 I am going to try.
Total weight of the VEHICLE is 210#
I only have 5 flights on it, cruise speed 33mph, 150 to 200fpm rate of climb, verry docile in flight.
Here is a Video of the FIRST FLIGHT @ El Mairage dry lake.
It is my first solo and the first flight of my machine.
Though I am a high time Pilot I only had 1:45 trike time Dual.
That makes me... Student Pilot, Test Pilot, Designer/Engineer, Builder , also Crash Dummy.

http://www.americanparagliding.com/video/fetz.htm

John Fetz
3298 Crestwind Dr.
Lake Havasu City, Az
86404
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PropellerRepair/
botmom@redrivernet.com
https://www.paypal.com/
Phone 928 680 4994,,,Skype"johnfetz"


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PostSubject: Re: John Fetz, Dream 240 delta trike   Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:25 pm

That has to be one of the most affordable approaches I have seen to trike flying so far. What is the stall speed on that thing? It seems to just mush along when the wing is at a high angle of attack. Is your simoni engine a direct drive or does it use belt reduction. I dont think I have seen many UL trikes in my area, with a slow climb like that it would be very stable and forgiving but it would never clear the trees at the end of my runway.

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PostSubject: You are a Stud Fetz   Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:33 am

John

I just watched your trike video Laughing Laughing Laughing . Way to go man, Congrats. El Mirage looks good, any talk on a labor day fly-in again? I just picked up a north wings maverick....

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PostSubject: Trike Buggy   Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:40 am

This is where I got the idea from for my Home made trike

http://www.trikebuggy.com/video/manta.htm

http://www.trikebuggy.com/images/mcginnis/index.htm

Chad Bastian is realy something,
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