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Old 03-12-2004, 08:45 PM
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I just received my High Flight magazine. In the pictures from the fly-ins, there is a gentleman who has a 1/3 scale scratch built AirBike with a Z23 engine. I was curious if anyone had any information on the plane - i.e. what he used for the frame, any plans, etc.

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Old 03-18-2004, 08:35 AM
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You and me both, would like to enlarge for G-62
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Old 03-19-2004, 12:20 AM
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That would be my dad. He located the 3 views and had me scale it up to about 1/3 scale and then plot it out. The fuselage is made of dowel rods. It flys very well. If you would like I can email you his phone number to get more details on the construction. I know he had to widen the firewall to get the G23 to fit.

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Old 03-19-2004, 07:49 AM
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I love the internet!!!!! Yes, please send me his phone number. You can PM it to me or e-mail it, either one. My name is Keith Sessions so he will know who is calling.

BTW - where did he get the pilot?
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Me too, please, on the phone number, I'm thinking along the lines of a GI JOE type pilot, and 1/2 scale with the G62
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Old 03-19-2004, 08:33 AM
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Can someone post a picture of the model?
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My searching has turned this up so far.
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Old 03-19-2004, 09:51 AM
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:09 AM
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Default RE: 1/3 Scale Scratch Built AirBike

So, it's not one of these; http://www.geocities.com/alliedaerobiker/
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Not for me at least, lets rc that.... I haven't turned up much info on the full scale air bike either
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Search for team airbike. That's the company name for the full scale ultralight. T.E.A.M.
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Old 03-19-2004, 04:02 PM
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The full scale one used to be TEAM - then went to ISON - then this @#$% got into a legal battle with the guy who owned ISON. Bottom line was the @#$% had deeper pockets than the ISON owner and the rights to the Airbike went to him. There are no longer any plans or kits being produced which is sad for everyone.

Still, it is a neat plane to model. Search Google under TEAM Airbike or ISON Airbike.

The GI Joe would work if you were doing a 1/6 scale version (GI Joe = 12" tall - average adult male = 6') There is a guy in Germany which makes larger scale high detailed pilots for sailplane pilots, but they are expensive.
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Well, that's not what I had in mind at all.
I want one of those airbikes from the Star Wars series...remember the chase scene thru the jungle?
Anyhow, the closest to that has been zipping along creeks and streams in a Robinson R22 heli
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The Airbike is now being built in Germany and several examples are now flying around the skies of Europe, see site:
www.newairbike.de

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I know this postis old but does anyone kow where I can get the plans to build an Air-Bike?
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:52 PM
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Default RE: 1/3 Scale Scratch Built AirBike

I 've been looking for those for some time also but I haven't found them either i do have a copy of the affordapane if you want a copy of those.
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