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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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$7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

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Looks like you can build your own plane for around $7k, the plans on the site are $24

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Old April 7th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

Does it come with an ACME batsuit too?
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #3
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

Looks unsafe at any speed to me
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #4
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

I'd probably give it a go. It's a little questionable as presented. It doesn't look overly bad if it's built properly and had the odd modification.

I mean it's not like it's like a mosquito or anything:
http://www.vortechonline.com/g1/
http://www.innovator.mosquito.net.nz/mbbs2/index.asp
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I'll stick to stuff made by people my survivors can sue if it breaks
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Old April 8th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #6
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

Funny - I have a friend that emailed me a while ago about this. Tell me this is the right attitude for a pilot.

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i thought you might be interested to know that me and a couple of the guys i hang out with here are purchasing plans for and attempting to build a plane
and what kind of plane you ask
something i found on the net called an affordaplane
yes nothing like good marketing to inspire trust in the aircraft.......its name alone carries with it an air or regality yes yes i will soon be polluting the skies you so safely fly in with my bold disregard for human life and safety watch out ****ers here i come
oh you should look it up man its cool
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

Nick, I expect that this particular attitude, in combination with this type of airplane, will be quickly "self-correcting". Of course, that's not so great for your friend, and I'm sorry about that. . .

I believe in the whole homebuilt concept and don't see a problem with them - but I'm probably too chicken for the whole "lawnchair on a stick" type of airplane!
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

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If your plane is older than 18 years, nobody is suing anybody who made that thing.
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

Doesn't look all that rickity to me, if properly constructed. I'd give it a go.
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

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If your plane is older than 18 years, nobody is suing anybody who made that thing.
That is why you keep putting new stuff on it, so you can sue those guys. For instance I am putting on a new sky-tec starter this weekend. If I were to say have an vacuum failure in IMC and auger on in my survivors will go after Sky-Tec!! I also keep a cup of McDonalds cofee in the cockpit too!

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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #11
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

I was at Accomack Co Airport doing an angel flight and about 12 of this type plane flew in. Looking at the plane and some of the men that came out of them I would say it can carry more then it's weight.
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

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That is why you keep putting new stuff on it, so you can sue those guys. For instance I am putting on a new sky-tec starter this weekend. If I were to say have an vacuum failure in IMC and auger on in my survivors will go after Sky-Tec!! I also keep a cup of McDonalds cofee in the cockpit too!

You just should always be prepared!
Always keep a spare Parker-Hannifin vacuum pump to throw into the fire, even if you have an all-electric plane. It's evidently easy to find a lawyer who will sue them.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 03:34 PM   #13
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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

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Not me. It wouldn't get off the ground with me in it anyway.
Heh... I know why it's so cheap:

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Re: $7000 Affordaplane less-than-ultralight

I know this was built for $8,000.

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