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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby CharlieTango » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:35 am

What's a Remos?

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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby drseti » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:13 am

CharlieTango wrote:What's a Remos?


German high-wing composite SLSA, Rotax 912ULS powered. http://www.my-remos.de
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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby 3Dreaming » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:36 am

The accident happened at the Sebring expo.

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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby CharlieTango » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:33 pm

drseti wrote:
CharlieTango wrote:What's a Remos?


German high-wing composite SLSA, Rotax 912ULS powered. http://www.my-remos.de



I was being sarcastic. I remember when you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a Remos ad proclaiming them to be the 'be all and end all' in LSA, now - not so much.

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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby MrMorden » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:49 pm

CharlieTango wrote:
drseti wrote:
CharlieTango wrote:What's a Remos?


German high-wing composite SLSA, Rotax 912ULS powered. http://www.my-remos.de



I was being sarcastic. I remember when you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a Remos ad proclaiming them to be the 'be all and end all' in LSA, now - not so much.


They did die pretty quickly, I don't think they have sold an airplane in the last three years. But they are not bad from what I've seen, before the accident at Sebring Remos and FD were neck-and-neck in sales and popularity. I only picked them as an example because I knew off the top of my head they have folding wings.
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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby CharlieTango » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:56 pm

MrMorden wrote:They did die pretty quickly, I don't think they have sold an airplane in the last three years. But they are not bad from what I've seen, before the accident at Sebring Remos and FD were neck-and-neck in sales and popularity. I only picked them as an example because I knew off the top of my head they have folding wings.


I don't think they were ever neck-and-neck. When we flew formation for a long cross-country the Remos couldn't hold up, or keep up, or carry enough. I think they successfully marketed as equivalent but in real world use it wasn't there as far as I could see.

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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby MrMorden » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:34 pm

CharlieTango wrote:
MrMorden wrote:They did die pretty quickly, I don't think they have sold an airplane in the last three years. But they are not bad from what I've seen, before the accident at Sebring Remos and FD were neck-and-neck in sales and popularity. I only picked them as an example because I knew off the top of my head they have folding wings.


I don't think they were ever neck-and-neck. When we flew formation for a long cross-country the Remos couldn't hold up, or keep up, or carry enough. I think they successfully marketed as equivalent but in real world use it wasn't there as far as I could see.

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The useful load on a Remos is generally higher than a CTSW (often around 650lb), but they really have nowhere to store anything.

A mechanic once showed me the aileron interconnect for the wing folding mechanism on a Remos, as an example of how NOT to design such a thing. It's really flimsy.
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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

Postby 3Dreaming » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:14 pm

Now we have a good example of what sarcasm is and isn't in this thread. :D

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Re: remove wings on quicksilver? (SLSA)

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