Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

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Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby thalomid1 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:21 pm

Recently I inherited an airplane from a distant relative who was a retired TWA A&P Mechanic and avid builder and pilot of home built airplanes. I know this is one of the last planes he built for himself, it was completed 5 years ago and was flown on a couple of occasions at that time. The engine was pulled after the last flight and it was placed in a storage and transport trailer that he built specifically for the plane.

Can you give me any help in identifying if he built it from a kit, what the name of the plans might be, or if it looks like something that was built from scratch?

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, or if you can point me in the direction of someone who could help.

Many thanks for your time, I have attached some pic's of the plane I took recently when it was outside of the trailer.

Regards,

J
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Re: Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby warlev » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:39 am

Sorta looks like a Mini-Max. Team Aircraft. Out of business for some time.
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Re: Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby Tralika » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:05 pm

You might try posting your request on the EAA.org forum. You'll get a wider audience. I assume you have no paperwork (airworthiness certificate, registration, operating limitations) or data plate. If that's the case it's unlikely it will be legal to fly.
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Re: Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby danerazz » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:43 am

But if so, you should be able to get it inspected. It isn't an ultralight is it?
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Re: Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby MarkZ » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:51 am

Looks like a Cabin VP-1 :)
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Re: Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby jak » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:17 pm

I agree with Markz looks like someone put a cabin on a VP 1 Jak
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Re: Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby SheepdogRD » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:45 am

I don't think it's a VP. The VP1 is a low wing with full flying tail control surfaces, seen here:
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The number on the side, ULU447, might indicate an Ultralight with a Rotax 447 engine, but I'm just guessing here.
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Re: Help Identifying Home Built Aircraft - Pictures Posted

Postby thalomid1 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:51 am

Thanks for the replies so far, I did post another similar thread on the EAA Forum and I will post any solid info there on this thread.

Here's some additional info I have found out since I started this thread:

It was last flown by the builder 5 years ago, after which time it was placed in storage due to declining health prohibiting him from flying. Sometime during those 5 years the engine was removed and sold. The builder lived and the plane was flown in Nevada.
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