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General Discussion / Re: Final paint ideas
« Last post by mhflyit on Aug 20, 2017 »
How far away do you live??  :D
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General Discussion / Re: Final paint ideas
« Last post by jeff naul on Aug 20, 2017 »
absolutely!!!!! Easy for me to say because I'm not the one taping it off..... lol
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General Discussion / Re: Final paint ideas
« Last post by mhflyit on Aug 20, 2017 »
You're thinking on the rudder Jeff?
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I'm 6'4" (in the morning!) and on the limit of an S2 low wing with a 2.5 inch higher turtle deck.
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General Discussion / Re: Final paint ideas
« Last post by jeff naul on Aug 19, 2017 »
needs checkerd flag too....  :D
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Thank you very much!  All great info!
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I have a mid-wing project and stand just under 5' 8". The fit is perfect for me but there is little room to spare as my shins pass under the spar. 

There is a "Mr. Long Legs" modification to the rear seat to move your hips further aft. I don't have/need that mod. I don't know if Fred's aircraft has that mod, or not. With a little ingenuity, you could design a side-stick control and lower the seat four inches.  The other option is stretching the rear cockpit a few inches.  Sonerai with electrical systems and starters tend to be nose heavy anyway.  Moving your seat back would help. However, moving the seat aft would require a modification to the rear spar carry through and the aileron controls.

Experimental aviation at its finest!

I too love he look of a mid-wing.  Good luck!

Chucker
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General Discussion / Re: Final paint ideas
« Last post by wbpace on Aug 18, 2017 »
Best: 1 Left, 2 Right, 3 Right (although this one seems a bit boring).

Worst: 2 Left, 5 Left.

Are you painting this yourself?

O'Bill
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Hi Fellas,

I had the pleasure of getting to see a Sonerai for the first time during the latest Oshkosh.  I spent a fair amount of time with Fred and he allowed me to attempt to fit myself in his S2L.  I'm 6' 3" and have always had to consider my size when investigating homebuilt possibilities.  I am about to finish my first plane and have started looking at what's next!  I've always wanted to learn to weld, and have loved the classic looks of the S2 (mid wing) since first seeing it in magazines in the 70's.  I couldn't get into Fred's plane... too tall and couldn't get my legs under the mid cockpit cross member (above the spar).

  The width is fine, just can't get the legs under the bar, and unfortunately for me, I much prefer the mid-wing configuration.  Have any of you done, or heard of any modifications which allow for taller pilots to be able to slide in under the spar/cross member??

Thanks! Dave
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General Discussion / Re: Final paint ideas
« Last post by elkosonerai on Aug 18, 2017 »
I like the first one best
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