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Ultralight Aircraft
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The Weedhopper infront of a Weatherly
 



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Weather
Tomorrow Morning's Wind Forecast for the Mid-South Area 
 Memphis Radar Summary
 Tomorrow Morning's Wind Forecast for the Whole U.S.  Little Rock Radar Summary
 DynCorp DUATS on the Web  Northeast Arkansas Skywarn Network

 
Safety and Technical Information
  Horsepower Calculation Spark Plug Torque Spec
Chotia Timing Tool (other engines too)
Rotax Owners Association News  whittsflying
Choosing an Oil for Two-cycle Engines Chotia 460 Manual After SN:880 (zip file 107k)
THE WEEDHOPPER HOMEPAGE Chotia 460 performance data as listed in Jane's 1982-83 
Weedhopper Parts List Original 1982 specs for the JC-24C Weedhopper
Chotia 460 Timing Chart Mikuni Carburator info by Mike
 Insects causing dammage in ways you may not think about, excerpts from the NTSB.  Homebuilt Tech.

 
Web Pages
My Weedhopper Photos Westach instruments
2 Stroke International (formerly Cuyuna)  
how an engine airleak will kill your engine (and maby more) Rotax Owners Association News

poweredparaglider.com

Aircraft Spruce Aircraft Parts
 Weedhopper USA 
Weedhopper makes owning and flying your own plane easier than ever.
 Weedhopper pictures

Pictures

   Weedhopper Pictures
Weedhopper Photo (Jon Steiger's)
  A 1909 airplane that looks very much like the Weedhopper  Take a look at aircraft no. 19, initially called Libellule ,initially called "Libellule" (later changed to "Demoiselle"). It was a small monoplane high wing, with only 5.10  metres wingspan, 8 metres long and weighing little more than 110 Kg with Santos-Dumont at the controls. With optimum  performance, easily covering 200 metres of ground during the initial flights and flying at speeds of more than 100 Km/h, the "Demoiselle" was the last aircraft built by  Santos-Dumont; he retired from his aeronautical activities in 1910.
 Photos from around the farm.  My Weedhopper Engine Upgrade Project

 

General Documentation Links

  AC 103-6, Guidance for operation of Ultralight Vehicles  FAA Federal Aviation Regulations Download
  AC 103-7 THE ULTRALIGHT VEHICLE (PDF)  Part 103 of the FAA Regs (Thats the part for Ultralights)
  AC 90-89A Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook  (817 K) Homebuilt Technical Information And Software.
This web site lists many sites where homebuilt aviation related technical information may be obtained. There is also design software available for download from this and other sites.

FAA Written Test Preparation Page (IT IS FREE!)
 AC 43.13-1b, titled Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices , Aircraft Inspection and Repair 

This is from our great friends at the FAA.

 John S. Denker's Book,

 See How It Flies.  

This is a really good online flight instruction  and reference book.

 Reserved Reserved Ultralight Maintenance / Rotax Information
Frequently Asked Questions about Amateur-Built Aircraft  Whittsflying ( A Must Read )
Flight Standards Service Advisory Circulars on the web  AeroPlanner.com - No Longer Free Aviation Tools and Database
WAC Charts on the web (current and get parts for free!)  Sectional Charts on the web (Current and get parts for free!)

 
Local Airports and Organizations
ARK-MO Airport, Pollard AR
Blytheville Municipal Airport
  AirNav
  Free detailed aeronautical information on airports and navigational aids in the USA. We offer some fast database searches, allowing the pilot to retrieve information which may assist in flight planning. It's also useful for some hangar flying on those days when the weather or the checkbook keep you on the ground. 

Tri-State Pilots Association

The Tri-State Pilots Association was founded in January,1995 {and became a Chapter of the Arkansas Pilots Association in April,1996} for the purpose of enhancing General Aviation Safty, improving utilization of aviation resources in the North East Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Western Tennessee area, promoting General Aviation, and promoting public awareness of the benefits of general aviation to the community.

FSDO Lookup

FSDO Memphis

FSDO Little Rock

Free (as in no cost) FAA Written Practice Tests 
 Aviation Accident Database  Search The N-Numbers Database
 N-Number: Owner Search  Search for Certificated Pilots You Must complete the form on yourself then you can search for anyone else.  This is directly from the FAA web site.

 
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Last updated in Feb 2003
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