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skelly
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4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by skelly » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:27 pm

Seasons greetings everyone.

After much asking around and discussion I thought I would post our question here in the hope that someone can give me a definitive answer to it.

Is it possible to have a 3 axis microlight taildragger that looks like a conventional aeroplane that can use a 4 stroke engine but still be classed as a microlight ?
I see 2 stroke rans, kitfox, avids for sale in the 3 axis category but none seem to have a 4 stroke engine apart from those that fall into the light aircraft category.
Hopefully someone can help.

Cheers.
Skelly.
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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by Ian Pearson » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:01 am

Hi,
Yes MiniMax G=MYHI. Which flies with a Mosler 4 Stroke.
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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by Nick Allen » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:15 am

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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by Alan Kilbride » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:09 pm

Eurofox
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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by mikehallam » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:54 pm

Escapade,

Most Rans S6 series two & 4 -stroke, some with Jab, most with 912.
And Eurostar -----

And loads more in fact --- try harder dear reader !

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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by samrutherford » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:22 am

I think there are lots!

I have a tailwheel Avid 4, with a Jabiru 2200...

Cheers, Sam.

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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by Alan Kilbride » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:03 pm

I've tried really hard Mike, but can't find a Eurostar with a tailwheel. :lol:
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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by mikehallam » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:53 pm

Sorry Alan, and O.P.

Got carried away. Mea Culpe.

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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by PaulSS » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:24 am

Is it possible to have a 3 axis microlight taildragger that looks like a conventional aeroplane that can use a 4 stroke engine but still be classed as a microlight ?
The Eurofox microlight not only looks like the 'conventional' version but it IS the conventional version, with just a lower MTOW. If I wasn't such a fat b*@tard I'd probably go for the microlight version myself :D
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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by Alan Kilbride » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:42 am

Be very careful with the Eurofox Microlight.
A great aircraft, but the weight limitation is real issue.
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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by cluttonfred » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:43 pm

The OP hasn't stated how many seats are required but here are a few that might work:

Jodel D185
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Nicollier HN 800 Week-End II
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Fisher Horizon 1
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Milholland Cabin Eagle
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There are many more but that's a start. All of the above can be powered by 2.0+ litre VW engines and other small four-strokes like the four-cylinder D-Motor or the 5-cylinder Verner radials would also work. All are plansbuilt projects except the Fisher, which is a materials kit with some components though I think you can also just buy the plans.
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Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

Post by skelly » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:03 am

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the replies.

After some searching and deliberation, I am now the proud owner of a Mk2 Kitfox complete with KFM 112M 4 stroke engine.

Its in many many bits so I just need to figure out how to rebuild it.

I may do a rebuild thread.

Cheers,
Skelly.
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