Evans Volksplane VP1

The Evans VP-1 Volksplane is an American designed aircraft for amateur construction designed by aeronautical engineer William Evans

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Unread post by bosvark » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:28 pm

Flex plate. Cut out the ring gear and hub from the original flywheel and fitted it to a 7075 web.
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Unread post by bosvark » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:48 pm

The starter motor is fitted through the firewall from the inside. I cut a "flat, wide, funnel shaped" hole in the firewall after carefully measuring the position of the starter with the engine fitted to the firewall. The starter motor was then bedded into the firewall with epoxy glue and woven fiberglass. Much as you would bed a rifle action into the stock. The "nose" of the starter motor thus fits into the firewall with absolutely no play. The two holes of the starter motor flange is 12.5mm. I will ream it out to 1/2" and fasten it with tight fitting AN bolts. That should ensure the starter motor doesn't move or turn under torque.
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:06 pm

:D :D :D :D Ek het nie geweet n bankier kan sulke goeie , praktiese planne maak nie........... :twisted: :lol:
Ek is nogal be-indruk :!: :!:
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Unread post by bosvark » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:12 pm

Jean Crous wrote::D :D :D :D Ek het nie geweet n bankier kan sulke goeie , praktiese planne maak nie........... :twisted: :lol:
Ek is nogal be-indruk :!: :!:
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Dankie vir die kompliment Jean. Ek hoop die planne gaan werk.

Ek is baie dinge :? :? voor ek 'n bankier :?: :?: #-o is :lol: :lol: . Dit was veronderstel om 'n temp job te wees vir die ses maande voor en na my 2jr diensplig maar ek daar uit kom is ek toe te lui om te gaan swot :oops: #-o #-o #-o

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Unread post by heinrich » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:51 pm

I see things are "Moving Forward" nicely!! :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:


(Wens ek kan dieselfde sê...)
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Unread post by bosvark » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:21 pm

heinrich wrote:I see things are "Moving Forward" nicely!! :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:


(Wens ek kan dieselfde sê...)

..with apologies to $@%%%d bank......veeerryyyy fcn sloowwlyyyy........... 8-[ 8-[ Hein, behalwe bankrotskap of siekte is daar geen verskoning om die handdoek in te gooi nie :evil: :evil: en 'n ou is in geen kompetisie met enige iemand nie :idea: :idea:

Is die slaapkamer nou uit ge-sort??
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Unread post by heinrich » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:52 am

bosvark wrote:
heinrich wrote:I see things are "Moving Forward" nicely!! :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:


(Wens ek kan dieselfde sê...)

..with apologies to $@%%%d bank......veeerryyyy fcn sloowwlyyyy........... 8-[ 8-[ Hein, behalwe bankrotskap of siekte is daar geen verskoning om die handdoek in te gooi nie :evil: :evil: en 'n ou is in geen kompetisie met enige iemand nie :idea: :idea:

Is die slaapkamer nou uit ge-sort??
Ja, die kamer is so te sê klaar. Dit was vir my oudste dogtertjie.

Ek is nog heel aan die gang maar ek het nooit gedink dis die klein goedjies wat my gaan kniehalter nie. Ons gaan nou in die 'mal' seisoen in so ek verwag nie om veel te vorder nie maar hoop om ten minste die AP uit te kry voor Kersfees sodat ek hopelik die parte wat ek al gemaak het aanmekaar kan sit. :lol: Dis altyd goeie motivering.
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Unread post by Goose1 » Thu May 15, 2014 9:15 pm

:?: nou wat gaan aan met die bou :?:
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Goose1 wrote::?: nou wat gaan aan met die bou :?:
Krap maar aan so teen 'n slakke pas :( :( Die lewe interveer met my bouery #-o
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bosvark wrote:
Goose1 wrote::?: nou wat gaan aan met die bou :?:
Krap maar aan so teen 'n slakke pas :( :( Die lewe interveer met my bouery #-o
Hi Eddie, :D nou wees dan soos die spreekwoordelikke BOSVARK en "buldoze" deur die probleme..................ek trek jou been :twisted: Ja ek ken daai tiepe frustrasie maar al te goed.
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dankie Jean. Sal die geduld probeer behou [-o<
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Unread post by Mike Wissing » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:33 pm

Bosvark - I am the proud owner of a VP1 in "kit" form right now. I am new to building full sized airplanes, and am so excited about this I can hardly sleep!
I am not sure what motor I am going to put in her, but I am leaning towards the original. Rotax is an option, but I am not a fan.
I have a bunch of Cadets who are going to help build it, and am a member of EAA Ch1345 right here in Bend, Oregon, who have pledged their time and expertise. I also have been offered help from Lancair, as they know we work with the youth.

I really have enjoyed reading this thread - lots of gem in here!
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Unread post by bosvark » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:29 pm

Hallo Mike

I am glad you enjoyed the read. Work commitment and "builder's block" has caused my build and this thread to be badly neglected :oops: :oops: I am slowly getting back my enthusiasm and are doing a little bit most nights and weekends.

That "kit" of yours looks mouthwatering! The Rotax powered VP's looks a bit odd with the long engine mount which I suppose is necessary to get the plane balanced but apparently goes like a bat of hell. ( or as close to that as a VP will ever come :lol: :lol: ) At least you won't be so susceptible to bird strike. A vulture into a trailing edge can do a lot of damage.

Pls keep us up to date. VP builders are either few and far between or it's the same as having sex with your buddy's fat sister. It's lekker but you don't brag about it .

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Unread post by Mike Wissing » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:35 pm

I'm bragging ;)
I think the VP is fugly, but also beautiful!
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:46 pm

Hey Bosvark, what is happening here ??

And that goes for Mike Wissing too :lol:
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