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Drawings built?

Postby staticon » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:47 pm

I'm wondering, has anyone built a wagabond from just the drawings? I'd like to know if it's feasable. Also Wagaero list 2 different wing kits. Anyone know the difference between the two besides the fact that one says aluminum and one says wood. Are the aluminum wings lighter? Worth the money for a LSA? Thanks. Also anyone selling a buildable O-200 or lyc 235 core lets talk. Thanks. jEd
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Built from Drawings

Postby 10kDA » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:39 am

I don't know a lot about Wag's Wag-A-Bond, but I have plans for their Sportsman 2+2 and they are very well done. It is certainly possible to build from the plans only, with maybe a few prefabbed parts bought from Wag Aero. In the Sportsman 2+2 plans, there are also the wood and aluminum options. "Wood" means the spars are wood - spruce planks, and wood ribs are designed to fit. "Aluminum" means spars are aluminum, and wood ribs are sized to fit and mounted differently. I haven't calc'ed the weight difference or compared prices for materials but I believe Al spars would be cheaper. I have to think the Wag-A-Bond wood and aluminum options are the same as that offered on the Sportsman.

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Postby jd » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:18 pm

chris,you want to sell a copy of thems plans for the sportsman 2+2?

the vagabond plans can be had from www.ragwing.com for $50.00,check em out
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Postby 10kDA » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:05 am

The 2+2 drawings are not for sale. The Ragwing Vagabond plans are for a totally different aircraft than the Wag-Aero Wag-A-Bond.
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Postby Brohawk » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:15 pm

A friend is building a Wagabond from plans.  It is turning out nicely.  He has the wings almost ready for covering and the fuselage is welded up.

There is a video available a Jump Run Enterprises that goes into detail on how to weld a tube fuselage.  I'm planning on getting it before making a final decision on a tube airframe.  I haven't welded before, but from what I gather it's a matter of good fundamentals and practice.

The Wagabond I mentioned has all-wood wings (spars & ribs).  There's something about looking at a wood wing that strikes me as art.

And as mentioned, the "Ragabond" from Ragwing is a wood replica of a Vagabond, but I think the WagAero product is as close as you'll get to the real thing without it coming from Lock Haven.  I'd also compare the performance numbers (cruise, useful load, etc.).
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wagabond from plans

Postby millerdvr » Sat May 16, 2009 2:00 pm

If you go to yahoo groups and find the-wagbuilders- group there are lots of fine examples of plansbuilt wag planes there and the folks are very friendly to chat with. I think as far as "plansbuilt" aircraft goes the Wag aero planes are the most widely built of any I know. there are hundreds of them flying and just as many being built.
Its well worth checking out.
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