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Item Name: Vince's "A Personal Weedhopper Manual"
This is "A Personal Weedhopper Manual." A book about dealing with the special world of the Weedhopper Ultralight Airplane. It will save you a lot of time and work if you can refer to it while you are building, flying, or restoring a Weedhopper Ultralight Airplane. THIS IS A "HOW TO DO IT AND EXPLAIN IT TYPE BOOK." You will find it very useful. The book is packed with explanatory pictures, diagrams, and drawings, to explain building and maintenance details.
In Vince's words:
My experience in building and flying the Weedhopper spans, over 12 years. I wrote a "A Personal Weedhopper Manual," first, to mostly help myself refer to all the many details of correct construction and safe operation. It is a compendium of that information gleaned over a long period of time from my flying, maintaining, and building the plane. Later, I tried to make it a little more presentable, realizing new pilots would truly benefit from the information.
*Motor mount details, construction, bolt torques, Locktite use, etc.
*All about the Weedhopper wing, ribs, aerodynamics, assembly, rudder, wing ribs, and mechanical nitty-gritty!
*How to inspect a used airframe for corrosion, with intent to restore it safely, sail cleaning.
*How to paint and prepare aluminum tubing and parts to accept paint. Methods.
*All about the flight control system, stick details, and control lines.
*About the Weedhopper Factory.
*Fuel system, fuel pump, and fuel line, about fuels, fuel line routing, etc.
*447 Rotax engine mounting, details, muffler hangers, muffler joint construction, springs, safety wiring, joint welding detail, etc.
*Rotax ignition, spark plugs, Bing carburetor adjustments setup, parts, explanations, and wiring.
*Weedhopper electric system-how that ties into the engine generator, wiring info, Rotax color coded wires.
*Engine monitoring instrument info, connection, EGT and CHT limits, management, "how to" info, suggestions and instructions.
*All about Westach gauges and probes, connections, etc
*Weight and balance theory and how to balance the aircraft CG, checks, trim.
*How to build an inexpensive instrument panel, electrical terminal strip panel, an overhead switch and control panel, fuel board and fuel pump mount, etc.
*Pitot driven airspeed indicator for the Weedhopper.
*Building a manual cockpit starter that works reliably and is simple and easy to construct.
*Where to mount accessory equipment, how to build a cheap VHF comm antenna.
*How to tie your airplane down, and why. Wind zones.
*Learning to Crowhop.
*How and why the airplane flies, pilot control, and how to learn to fly it.