Latest Hornet plans and specs?

Resasi

Gold Supporter
Guess we have not really wanted to sell, but must.

At some stage I will post some details on the appropriate Forum, Barnstormers, and Craig's list.
 

Dbostrom

Newbie
Dennis, I'm looking for the Hornet V14 plans as I have the 13.2. What is the difference between the 13.2 V the V14 plans. Thanks for the help My E-Mail is [email protected]
Just became a member today on this forum. Thanks
 

rcflier

Junior Member
One more, please

One more, please

Hi.

Having looked long and hard at the Gyrobee, I discovered the Hornet.

It looks quite interesting and I like his reasons for the design.

I have DL the 13.2 package, but it's usually important to get the newest version.

I already have a Rotax 503 SC, wooden 62"x32" propellor and a set of 23" McCutchen Skywheels with centerpiece, all bought long ago and never used.
Also some avionic parts I bought at Oshkosh in the late 80's.

I have no PPL, never even tried a gyroplane. But I plan on having a test flight in Sweden this spring or summer. After all, it would be best to really get
the bug before starting the build.

Cheers
Erik
 

rcflier

Junior Member
Thank you Mike.

After a (very) short look at the plans I see the designer has changed the rudder to be all-flying.
I'm not fond of the idea, so I'll probably stick to the old rudder, unless there is a very good reason.
And if I decide to use an all-flying rudder, then I'll use two sets of cables.

I'll also keep it simple with the old one-piece mast. The KISS principle; fewer parts. Maybe use two 2"X1" masts.

I would like to put in two small storage spaces for spare clothing and small tools underneath the seat and the tank.

Fortunately our ultralight rules allows for 60 more pounds than yours, hehe.
But I know I can't use all that, when I have only a 503 for power.

I'll use my plane locally and very rarely bring it on a ferry on a small trailer.

Cheers
Erik

On edit: In Denmark an ultralight can have a dry weight of 180kg - that's even more, than I wrote.
 
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rwr

Just Plane Bob
Thank you Mike.

... I would like to put in two small storage spaces for spare clothing and small tools underneath the seat and the tank. ...
If you put them above the seat in a compartment mounted on the mast, you'll help the thrustline situation, making the thing more responsive and less inclined to do a PPO. Overall, the more weight and drag you put down low, the less safe it is.
 

rcflier

Junior Member
Hi bob.

It would be for lightweight stuff and I'll be using a set of 26 year old unused McCutchen 23" blades, which are a bit heavy. Those might raise the CG slightly.

Thank you for looking after me - I'll need all the help I can get, since I
live in a country (and even way out to sea), where few people fly.

Hooray for the 'net.

Cheers
Erik
 
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Bolek

Newbie
Thanks for posting the plans! I am looking into building a Hornet. Is 14 still the latest and greatest?
 
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