I am building an HM-14 Pou-du-Ciel from my English translation of the 1936 edition of Le Sport de l'Air. My hope is to make it light enough to meet the requirements of US 14 CFR Part 103.
The differences from the 1936 Pou-of-the-Book are:
- Use of a NACA 23112 airfoil, allowing a non-rotating rear wing
- Adoption of safe front spar/wing pivot position and consequent adjustment of rib chord
- Tailwheel instead of tailskid
- Main landing gear based on the Wood Sky Pup for lighter weight and better ground handling
- Reduced plywood thicknesses according to modern material quality
Not mine, but nice. See how pretty they can be?
This summary is auto-generated from my entries, so if something didn't get entered, it isn't in the totals. Also, although I have included hours of effort that will have benefits beyond this project, if an item purchased is not consumed during construction of my Pou (e.g. my new tablesaw), I have not counted its cost.
|Landing Gear||0.0 hours||$32|
|Total minus Preparatory:||83.3 hours||$1254|
A final note
Why is this site called «Dans mon Pou-du-Ciel»? Because of the song, of course!