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    Volmer VJ-24w Motorglider - 165lbs (purportedly)



    My first airplane was a Volmer VJ-24w motorglider, which I bought off ebay for $38 and am still restoring.

    I also bought a Chotia Woodhopper for $99 for the two Chotia B mint new old stock engines.

    A friend gave me a Poorboy Ultralight in need of some fixing up after being flipped.

    I am currently building a 20"x80' flatbed airplane trailer in my shop.. to take my airplanes back and forth to my local airport... as well as bring home other ultralight projects.

    I usually hang out at HomebuiltAirplanes but thought I'd give this place a try.

    CHOPPERGIRL

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    Err, 140+ views on your first post here and no welcome...

    Welcome!

    Have fun with Dorithy and the girls.
    I hope you get them flying; more fun than your first flight experience, I'll bet.
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    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating.


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    I know right, you could hear a pin drop in here.

    I posted hello messages on two other boards ( Wings Forum / Sport Pilot Talk ) and same thing.

    Hello threads are kind of silly with a bunch of platitudes anyway. I'll try and make mine more interesting.

    I'll post more pictures when I finish this ultralight trailer, with some airplane models on it; I have three of those 1:18 Corsairs above.

    Back to welding!

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    I made a homemade aircraft data plate for my Victoria ultralight hauling trailer today... using an Engine Stamping Die Kit and a piece of painted aluminum siding. I tried filling in the counter-relief letters with crayon... but black Indian ink worked better and really brought out those dimple corners. Painted over it with gloss clear coat to lock in the coloring.
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    Wow, that's a big trailer.

    You do know that you're supposed to fold or take the wings off before you hit the road, don't you

    Just joking!!


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    The wings on the Poorgirl has a folding wing mechanism, but are off for transportation. I'll lay them flat one on top of each other under the tail section, maybe some will hang off the back end but not a problem.







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    Good luck with it. How you get flying soon


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    Taking my airplane going through a Taco Bell Drive through...



    I also got the "Taking your airplane through a tunnel" achievement unlock... twice.



    How many of you can say you've taken your airplane through a tunnel?



    Closely related to but not as prestigious as "Flying your Fighter Plane under the Eiffel Tower" achievement.



    Airplane was free, so total cost for me was $160 in gas.
    I also got a Rotax 503, 66" warp drive prop, and BRS with it (in back of truck).

    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/f...l?d=1557366982
    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/f...l?d=1557291636
    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/f...l?d=1557386317



    My trailer performed flawlessly, not one technical problem over 1600 miles getting the Poorgirl home.
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    Well done on getting her home - take care of her and have fun.



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating.


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