Posted: 3/4/2010 20:23:38
After reading the expansive and highly optimistic prose in the Manuals and looking at the equally optimistic illustrations, I have become interested in finding info about which of the planes were actually built, which were "popular".
I'd also like to know which of the engines were actually in serious use and if any of the home built engines using motorcycle parts actually flew.
Has anyone now alive seen a flying Model T conversion!
Which of the plans were offered in regular size?
Does anyone know of planes built entirely from the magazine articles?
I know about the Pietenpols, of course.
Links to any relevant info will be appreciated, as will any pictures available by email.
Posted: 3/5/2010 21:07:24
Wilson, I think you will enjoy this article and the attached photo gallery on the Long Longster that we published in the Experimenter newsletter for EAA homebuilders last March:
Posted: 3/5/2010 21:54:11
Yes, thanks, good stuff!
I'd like to know how many others were built, if there were plans sold, and if any are extant now.
I have seen an article about one in Australia.
Posted: 3/11/2010 13:17:07
A couple of the Lincoln Sport biplanes were built and one used to be at Broadhead. The Gere sport has also been built a couple times.
The Heath Baby Bullet was built by a guy in Pen. but he was scared to fly it so he has it on display. The Heath Parasol has been built quite a bit also. Ed Heath was a very small guy and his airplanes reflect that.
In one of the manuals you will find a glider as well and I think Paul P. built one when he was a young kid.
Keep in mind that many of the plans have dimensions that are way off but you can still figure it out.
Posted: 3/11/2010 16:37:32
I have been doing some prowling in the archives and have found some relevant info.
It's a real time sink, but fun.
Keep 'em coming if you know of something.
Posted: 3/11/2010 22:00:04
The Lincoln Sport's from Brodhead WI are now located at Eagles Mere Air Museum along with the Heath Parasol I sold to him last summer. George Jenkins is the owner and is a great advocate for restoring and maintaining these fine examples of airplanes from the Flying and Glider Manuals along with many other rare antiques aircraft. My Heath was plans built by Leo Nussbaumer of Plymouth WI. Like many airplanes of that time it was made from the components of other aircraft. This Heath had the engine (A-40 Continental), struts, ailerons and wing fittings from an E-2 Cub. Here is the web link to the Eagles Mere Museum. http://www.eaglesmereairmuseum.org/Aircraft%20Collection.html
Mark Lokken Oshkosh WI
Posted: 3/13/2010 21:26:12
Modified: 3/13/2010 21:52:14
There was a Ramsey Flying Bathtub at Oshkosh in 1978:
N131M still registered in Rialto, CA, I wonder what it's status is
Posted: 3/14/2010 12:14:52
During the 30', there was in France the "Pou du ciel" by Henri Mignet, plans were distributed in "Le sport de l'air"
During the 90, the french RSA published plans for the Pottier P-130 in the monthly magazine they publish.
I remember to have seen one Pietenpol using a V twin Harley Davidson engine. I will try to find more infos in my archives.
Posted: 1/9/2011 18:25:52
There was a really nice Gere Sport completed about two years ago here in Australia. The builder installed a 110hp Rotec radial - looks fantastic. It shows you can build a really affordable and great looking classic!