Re: [Airchairgroup] Trade a Goat/Superfloater for a 1963 Oldsmobile? Farmington UT
- Delta CAD has a free trial and only costs $39 for full version. It was the program that the late Bob Hoover (vdubber) used and always recommended.Kenny in FloridaOn Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:38 AM, red <red@...> wrote:Brady,What OS are you running? You can find some *free* CAD program downloads on the Internet, depending on what system you run, of course. AutoCAD is crazy expensive, and once you buy the base, you will probably need some of the bolt-ons for it (more money).As long as your CAD program can open and edit .DXF files (the industry standard for CAD), you're in business. If you just want to view and print the AirChair drawings, the LINKS on the Yahoo AirChair page has a way to view and print .DXF files for no cost.Lots of us here fly RCs. Check out the Pay-Out Winch launching, on the LINKS also.Cheers,
From: Airchairgroup@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Airchairgroup@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jetwithoutwings2
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 7:45 AM
Subject: [Airchairgroup] Trade a Goat/Superfloater for a 1963 Oldsmobile? Farmington UT
This is my first post, thank you for making this group available.
I live in Farmington UT. I'm a Private Pilot that doesn't fly much anymore. I love the concept of an ultralight glider that can be packed up on top of a vehicle. To have a little glider that I can launch from the top of Farmington Canyon would be awesome. I also spend a lot of time 50 miles West of Delta on the Tule Hardpan at Ibex where JohnCarter of Mars was filmed. Some ATV glider launches would be a blast out there on that lake bed.
I build R/C airplanes all the time and I am a decentauto-mechanic, I have really been itching to build an airplane myself. The Goat seems like a great glider to start with. I'm thinking that mixing the larger wing design with the latest fuse design would be ideal for my altitudeand fat butt. I'm about 195 Ibs. I'll have to get a copy of autocad and begin digging through the many drawings out there. For the sake of time I really wish that someone had a kit ready togo. I don't have too much time/experience to re-engineer a design from only cad drawings.
MessageBrady,Okay, can't help, on that new OS. It doesn't take a lot of CAD for an AirChair, though, so don't bust the piggybank.Cheers,-----Original Message-----
From: Airchairgroup@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Airchairgroup@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Brady Butterfield
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 9:26 AM
Subject: RE: [Airchairgroup] Trade a Goat/Superfloater for a 1963 Oldsmobile? Farmington UT
We have a Win 7 PC at home. My wife is a student at Weber which may help us get a discounted-student copy of CAD. I haven't touched Autocad since I was in highschool but I would like to get it running again. I'll check out the links for software.
I had something else I wanted to ask you. My family/company goes out to Ibex a couple times a year for what we call the Manly Camp out. It's essentially a big back country fly-in / wannabe Myth Busters big bang weekend. The Tule hardpan makes for a wonderful runway and since it is 50 miles West of Delta we are free to make some noise. This year we should have a couple Maules, a Super Chipmunk and a Super Cub stopping by. At our camp we do a number of things associated with black powder cannons, a saw dust cannons, hydrogen balloons, some automatic firearms, and we fly a lot of R/C airplanes. There are usually a number of off road vehicles as well. We have small children so we are very careful with what we do, but there are defintely some activities that some certain folks might not be happy with. Would you be interested in maybe coming out, could we find someone who might be interested in doing some gliding out there?