Interested in Bipe Plans... (Saving the full-scale plane!)
Originally Posted by Prop-er
We were thinking the same way.
Thing is, if I try to reproduce the original Hiperbipe cowl, I end up with double curved surfaces. They are next to impossible to unfold in 3D. Only way around is making up the cowl from a lot of different pieces.
Making it in 6mm foam is quite tricky.
The obvious solution is to make the cowl a whole lot more simpler. I will do this, and see with how many pieces we can create a good looking round nose.
I am interested in Letter-format plans.
I am working with a group to preserve and re-energize the full-scale HiperBipe plane. By the time you read this, we should have control of the name, tools, many parts, and more. We have several innovations already flying (wings, tail surfaces, trim systems), and are working on wingtips. Plan to offer many parts in carbon fiber. We control the HiperBipe.com web site.
Looking to form working relationships with anyone/everyone interested in helping promote this great design... scale and full size!
Contact me on or off-list if interested.