Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 19:08:30 -0600
Subject: Hi Ryan
I read with great interest your web page and I read your comment about the Bradley Aerobat, I did the Bradley Aetobat prototype from a Teenie Two and I can say you that the Bradley is to the Teenie Two what the Hummelbird is to the Windwagon, I did so many modifications to the teenie two that become another plane, it looks very similar but i will mention just a few modifications so you will note that this is a much faster plane.
I use flush rivets on the wing
cockpit bubble canopie
different sizes of all the bulkheads
antidrag wing root fairings
different control system
etc. etc. etc.
If you know the Teenie Two you must see a Bradley Aerobat to compare the two planes, really the Bradley is a much finer and faster plane and Bradley advertized it with a very optimistic speed but the plane really flies at 158 mph not bad for a VW engine.
You can see other projects I have done at: http://spin.com.mx/~jmlozano/rockets/
Juan Manuel Lozano
I'm still skeptical, but in the interest of fairness, I'd like to print your note un-edited on my web page, with your permission.
>Ryan R Young
You have my permission and if you want to add any picture in your web page you can do it also.
I think that your web page is the best compilation of VW powered planes, my next project is a low and slow plane that is really one of the easiest to built but of course it has some (very few) areas that must be corrected, this plane is the ChuckBird mentioned in your page, I think this is the kind of flying I want to do, low, slow and open.
Juan Manuel Lozano
Now that I've looked at your web page, I have much greater respect for your achievments.
I'd like to know more about the aerobat.
What is your relationship to the people currently marketing the design?
Are the current plans and kits based on your airplane?
The advertising materials show (in addition to what is clearly your airplane) another prototype, all metal, with US registration. Do you know anything about this airplane?
I'm also very interested in your opinions on the Chuckbird, now called the Texas Parasol. Richard Lamb, who redrew the plans in CAD, is an E-mail friend, and I thought of building this airplane when I sold my Sonerai project.
Your daughters are quite beautiful.
vaya con dios,
Ryan R Young
> What is your relationship to the people currently marketing the design? I MAKE THE FIBERGLASS PARTS FOR THE KITS FOR BRADLEY
> Are the current plans and kits based on your airplane? YES AND ARE BASED ON ALL THE CHANGES I DID TO THE PLANE, I STARTED LOOKING FOR A BETTER WING CONNECTION BECAUSE THE TWO ANGLES WHEN THEY ARE STACK TOGETHER LEAVE VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF MATERIAL AT THE EDGES, SO I DESIGNED A NEW WING CONNECTION AND THERE I START ALL THE MODIFICATIONS.
> The advertising materials show (in addition to what is clearly your airplane) another prototype, all metal, with US registration. Do you know anything about this airplane? NO THIS PLANE WAS AQUIRED BY BRADLEY BEFORE HE BOUGHT MY PARTS AND MY PLANS TO MAKE THE MODIFICATIONS TO THE TEENIE TWO TO MAKE THE BRADLEY AEROBAT, I LEFT THE PRACTICAL WAY OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE TEENIE TWO AND MOST OF THE COMPONENTS BUT THEY ARE MODIFIED SO THE ONLY ORIGINAL PART THAT I DID FROM THE C. PARKER PLANS IS THE BULKHEAD "E" AND THE VERTICAL FIN, THE REST OF THE PLANE IS DIFFERENT.
> I'm also very interested in your opinions on the Chuckbird, now called the
> Texas Parasol. Richard Lamb, who redrew the plans in CAD, is an E-mail
> friend, and I thought of building this airplane when I sold my Sonerai
THE CHUCKBIRD OR TEXAS PARASOL IS A VERY NICE, FAST TO BUILD AND I THINK
THE MOST ECONOMIC PLANE RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE A FEW MODELS CHEEPER TO
BUILD BUT THEY ARE WOOD PLANES, I HAVE SEEN MAIN WING SPARS THAT FAIL
BECAUSE THE MICES MAKE THEIR NESTS THERE, I RATHER ALUMINUM OVER ANY
OTHER MATERIAL AND THE ANGLE CONTRUCTION OF THE CHUCKBIRD IS VERY
> Your daughters are quite beautiful. THANK YOU! ALSO YOUR SON, I SAW HIM IN YOUR WEB PAGE, THEY ARE OUR PRIDES NO?
> vaya con dios, SAME TO YOU, HAVE A NICE DAY!