Haiku has been quite tongue-in-cheek of late, bless the lad. He suggested: “After the boat, maybe a Moth?”
Do not jest, sir. I replied:
No joking here, I could easily build a wooden plane [see pic]. Engine is same cost as my o/b. Would be far less complex and I know about foils [T Speer]. Rest I’d ask and learn about.
In fact, I was thinking of a twin engine ultralight, twice the normal length.
Regs are far more stringent on airborne though.
All jokes aside, I’m a little bit frightened to go up more than ten metres in something I’ve built. So I was seriously looking at WIG on water. Never ocean, always river and lake:
Would you accept my word if I say this is not difficult to build in wood [6mm ply and carcassing]? Given that my current baby is 42 feet, the wig is seriously not an issue, construction wise.…