Dominator plans

MikeBoyette

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Jeez, Mike, you come off as being quite an ass.

Get this straight:
1) I called and e-mailed RFD seeking to buy plans.
2) The RFD website looks VERY much like the company is selling parts & plans.
3) I was not aware Ernie was retired until he told me (see #2). Good for him; I said zero negative about him retiring. YOU said that.
4) He said he is no longer selling plans, thus the term "orphaned" can be applied.
5) I never said anything at all about Ernie "leaving everyone high and dry", Again, YOU said that.
6) Reread the first sentence. You made up that crap.
7) Just looking for the plans, that's all. Cannot buy them from RFD, so I asked here. Jeez.
Brian
Well I apologize I must have taken this the wrong way. That’s the problem with text no way to know the way someone is saying something. I wish you luck with your build. Once again I’m sorry.
 

Heron

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Does anyone have plans or at least the right measurements for tubing on a Two Seater Dominator?
I just got in touch with some people here in Brazil that make trikes and want to go rotor, I will help them the way I can and suggest to start with a Dominator like gyro.
Planning to take subkits to USA for a great price!
The void Ernie is leaving will never be fulfilled he is a precious member of our small community and a beloved figure!
My big thanks to him and may he enjoy as much as he helped us to enjoy this mode o flying!
Hello Mike, you as well have been a big part of it, so, enjoy it! (no axe to grind, too old now)
 

TimDonk

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What is the future for these plans and manuals? I would love to get a set. Please don't let such a great design disappear.
 

j bird

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Ernie hasn't sold Dominator build plans for years, only the assembly manual which covers the assembly parts he sold.
 

TimDonk

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Maybe he would consider donating the plans to PRA? Allow someone else to handle sales and cut him a royalty fee? I watched this happen to extremely popular airplane designs and they are being totally lost to history.
 

Heron

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I can do that with no problems, I will be glad to make the parts in Brazil and ship them to US.
But I only need some measures, keel and mast, landing gears front and rear.
 

Heron

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We could use two 1 x 2 and have a central double wall for stiffness!
 
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j bird

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I don't know about the tandem, but the single seat's keel and mast are 1/8"x2"x2" 6061-T6 aluminum.
Cluster, Cheek and drop plate's are 1/8" 6061-T6 aluminum.
 

Countach

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I believe before getting the 2"x3" extrusion made he used to use (3) 1"x 2" bonded together for the tandem keel.
 

Heron

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I still need keel length and height from the floor as for the materials we can glue tubes together for strength
 
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