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Subject: Radiators
Name: Glenn Sneed
E-mail address: glen.sneed [at] decree [dot] biz
Location: Denver, CO
Homepage:

#12 Comment (Mon Nov 5, 20:19:22 HKT 2007):
Excellent Choice!

I read an article about Junker's research on liquid cooling subsystems. He discovered that the
placing the heat exchangers up close to the propeller created more cooling drag and less heat
rejected. I think I still have it archived on CD if you want it. I could email it to you. It is in
HTML format.

I have spent several hours looking at your pictures, especially the cabin construction. You are
doing a Top Notch job.
 

Subject: aeroplane
Name: nagaraj
E-mail address: nagarajsh2002 [at] gmail [dot] com
Location: bangalore
Homepage:

#11 Comment (Wed Oct 24, 11:34:38 HKT 2007):
hello, it really good. im very interested in constructing a vision, i'm from argentina. but i
don't know, why there is still no other vision flying rather than the two prototypes.. i hope
someone finish so i can read about it... how are you going, ? when do you think it will be flying?

Subject: Vision #253 Tricycle V-tail
Name: Jonathan Dingus
E-mail address: Jonathan [at] JonathanDingus [dot] com
Location: Alamogordo, NM
Homepage:

#10 Comment (Mon Aug 20, 12:10:44 HKT 2007):
Scott,

As always your work looks superb. I hope to see you complete and fly the 4 place in the near
future. Cheers.

Jonathan

Subject: Vision Fixed Tri-gear
Name: Wendell Hamilton
E-mail address: Wendell111 [at] cox [dot] net
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Homepage:

#9 Comment (Mon Jun 25, 22:35:47 HKT 2007):
I am in the process of completion #0169. I am ready to construct the ribs for the spar (carbon/3
piece/permanent center spar/fixed tri-gear) my dilemma is how to permanently attach the center spar
to the fuselage. It looks like you did a great job. I was wondering if you could tell me how you
wrapped the Center section (pics if possible).
Are you going to be at Oshkosh this year??
Wendell
Wendell111@cox.net
918-636-4645

Subject: Landing Gear
Name: Wade Osburn
E-mail address: wosburn12 [at] starband [dot] net
Location:
Homepage:

#8 Comment (Tue Jun 19, 6:58:12 HKT 2007):
Scott...
I've decided I don't like the fixed tricycle gear from The Glasair
factory. I like your design for it's simplicity and apparent
ruggedness. Can you tell me how you sized your tubing on
the gear legs. (Dia. and wall thickness) I'm afraid mine are
a bit heavy for plane with a gross of 2100 pounds. I'm using
motorcycle monoshocks with heavier springs instead of rubber
donuts by the way.
Wade Osburn

Subject: Really nice plane
Name: gaston
E-mail address: gastonaero [at] gmail [dot] com
Location:
Homepage:

#7 Comment (Tue Mar 27, 5:16:45 HKT 2007):
hello, it really good. im very interested in constructing a vision, i'm from argentina. but i
don't know, why there is still no other vision flying rather than the two prototypes.. i hope
someone finish so i can read about it... how are you going, ? when do you think it will be flying?

Subject: Plans
Name: Virlouvet Pascal
E-mail address: pascal.virlouvet [at] grace [dot] com
Location: France
Homepage:

#6 Comment (Tue Mar 13, 19:42:07 HKT 2007):
Scott. I am 50. I am waiting since a so long time after plans of Vision 4 that I have decided for
the time being to build the new large BD4, called the BD4C. It is really an efficient plane, BUT not
nice at all and should prefer to build the Vision. I can still change my mind in the coming months
(weeks), if plans you are making are released soon. BD4C is so square.... but I am 50... and no long
time for waiting.... Best Regards. Pascal

Subject: Construction Progress
Name: Wade Osburn
E-mail address: wosburn12 [at] starband [dot] net
Location: Paso Robles, calif
Homepage:

#5 Comment (Thu Jan 18, 3:28:18 HKT 2007):
Scott...
Ive been following your website for quite a while. Keep up the
good work. I know I get stalled sometimes on my Glasair. The
work goes in spurts Hang in there!!![raw][/raw]

Subject: Progress
Name: Dwayne Woodard
E-mail address: dwood54 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Location: Ohio
Homepage: http://myplanb.ftiteam.com

#4 Comment (Mon Dec 25, 22:36:18 HKT 2006):
Good Morning,
I have been keeping up with your progress. It is looking real good. Be encouraged, I know some of
the tedious work goes unnoticed but so very important.

Subject: Landing Gear
Name: Scott Hill
E-mail address: shill [at] smartpipe [dot] net
Location: Calgary Alberta, Canada
Homepage:

#3 Comment (Fri Nov 24, 4:16:28 HKT 2006):
Your doing a great job. Keep up the good work. I like the way you have built your landing gear.
Would you be interested in selling plans for the landing gear or giving some pointers in how you
designed your gear?
Regards
Scott

 

Would like to see the 4-place in person!
Robert Williams <rcwilliams35@earthlink.net>
Killeen, TX USA - Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 10:51:54

FINE LOOKING BIRD. I AM RETIRED AND A DREAMER (UNFORTUNATELY).
BILL HEURUNG <BILL_HEURUNG@NETSCAPE.COM>
BROOKLYN PARK, MN USA - Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 13:26:30


I'm interested in a 4 place vision and am looking for as much information as I can find on converting the 2 place plans to a 4 place design.
Robert Mitchell <n2963p@earthlink.net>
Mill Creek, WA USA - Monday, December 5, 2005 at 09:26:34


Great looking project, But have you finished it. ?????
Dwayne Hinojosa <webble052@tds.net>
Fond du Lac, WI USA - Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 15:19:36


Truly a work of art ! Good luck
Mike <flyozrus@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 03:56:59


Excellent! I liked to see the pictures and details of the parts of the airplane.
odilon deroldo <odilon.deroldo@terra.com.br>
guarulhos, SP Brazil - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 00:08:51


Hello Scott, Thanks for all your work in keeping the website up. I'm in the "dreaming" stage of flying, and your site really helps me keep my dreams focused. I need to finish my post-grad seminary work before I start working on my private, after which I plan on building. Your work looks great. I would greatly appreciate it if you would shoot me an email and we could briefly discuss a few things. Keep it up!
Josh Marlowe <joshm2004atcomcastdotnet>
Lewes, DE USA - Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 00:13:14


Almost completed private pilot and looking for a kit build
Dwayne <DWood54@sbcglobal.net>
Toronto, OH USA - Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 20:00:24


I'm interested in the realistic cost to build the 4 place version. Thanks
dave cook <david_cook@fpl.com>
Jensen Beach, Fl. USA - Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 09:10:39


Scott, It looks like you are about 90 percent complete which means that there is still 90 percent to go. Or so it seems at time, right? I always check your site for progress so I just wanted to say that everything looks excellent. Keep up the outstanding craftsmanship and pressing forward.
Jonathan Dingus Vision#253 <Jonathan@JonathanDingus.com>
Alamogordo, NM USA - Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 13:33:30


Interesting plane. Any special tools?
Fred <deltamin@hotmail.com>
Cape town, South Africa - Monday, September 26, 2005 at 20:02:49


Great site. I'll be coming back regularly.
Michael Braybrook
Perth, WA Australia - Monday, September 26, 2005 at 17:12:57


Did you analyze the stress and loads to convert to a 4 place? I am considering building th 2+2 but am concerned with support for the additional build requirements involved to ensure safety. Is there support from Vision to help with this concern?
Gilbert McConnell <dghmcconnell@ev1.net>
Maypearl, Tx USA - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 00:14:46


Great page,very motivating, I will be in touch
Carlos Dubost <carlosdubost@gmail.com>
Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico Mexico - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 06:33:01



Hello Scott, you do a very nice job, I am very interested in the Vision, but only in the 4 seats version. can you please contact me and let me know if it's a way to get information to build this version. Thanks for letting me know. Jean-Marie
Jean-Marie Villette <jmvillette@tyler.net>
Whitehouse, TX USA - Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 22:10:37


The four place addition to the original plans are the most attractive thing to come along in a long time. Am trying to get going on a project of my own and yours are the most attractive that I have found.
Jesse Purdy <jessepurdy@wmconnect.com>
Louisville, KY USA - Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 02:44:40


Trying to decide what to build
Darren Huisman <huisman.darren@mayo.edu>
Rochester, MN USA - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 03:08:26


VERY IMPRESSIVE WEB SITE TODD. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FUTURE PROJECTS.
ERIK A. HANSEN <MOPIC@ADELPHIA.NET>
LOCKPORT, NY USA - Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 12:23:49


In looking at your spar I have to ask... what size and shape pultruded carbon rods are you using for the spar caps, please? Thank you for your site. I have found it very informative. Arthur
Arthur Vento <arthur.vento@verizon.net>
Burlington, VT USA - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 13:36:23


I and considering building a Vision Kit plane and found your site
Mike Gossett <mgossett0013@charter.net>
Birmingham, Al. USA - Monday, August 1, 2005 at 10:35:35


Just looking, THANKS!
David Sowder <is_msowder@yahoo.com>
Boonville, IN USA - Monday, June 20, 2005 at 20:33:26


I'm relocating to jensen Beach Fla. and am interested in the 4 place design. Any input would be appreciated.
Dave cook <cookassociates@earthlink.net>
USA - Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 02:07:11


How much horsepower do you think you will get from your engine?
Jim Brown <jbrown113@cox.net>
Wichita, Ks USA - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 05:35:59


Hi. I'm looking around at plans and engines and remember seeing your name at the Corvair Cruiser site too. How's the vision coming?
Tommy James <twjames@statesville.net>
Statesville, NC USA - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 06:11:57


Beautiful work Scott, can't wait to see it complete. I'm keeping my eye on the Corvair Cruiser too.
Art Stallings <artstallings@yahoo.com>
Corpus Christi, TX USA - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 09:36:25


Who in Cnetral or Great Lakes states is actually up and flying, preferably in a 4-place Vision (but a 2-place is fine). I would like to go visit them before I decide to go with an all wood project such as a JDT Eros or a combo such as a KR-2S Thanks
Jay Lange <jay_lange@yahoo.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 02:52:10



Overwhelmed first time builder trying to decide what plans/kit to commit to. Great site. Thanks.
Joey Mulevicz <myownasylum@comcast.net>
Corona, CA USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 05:04:33


I'm curious, where did you get the data necessary to go from a 2 place to a 4 place?
Dave cook <cookassociates@earthlink.net>
Liverpool, NY USA - Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:35:13


trying to make the decison?? money and time?? and can I get help when needed. Still thinking
Darrel Rivenbark <kathy7771@earthlink.net>
Wallace, nc USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 00:46:26


great looking aircraft hope to be able to build one day
john flynn <flinny 2>
cobar , nsw austrailia - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 18:07:07


Love your site,one of the best Vision sites in my opinion.Great work.I hope to order my vision two place plans soon. Steve Kirwan
Steve Kirwan <steve_kirwan@bigpond.com.au>
Secret Harbour, WA Australia - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 14:02:42


Hi Scott, Not building a Vision but am interested in your landing gear design, specifically the source of the rubber donuts. Can you advise please, Cheers, Rob
Rob Phillis <rob@pei.com.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 15:16:04


Your Vision is inspirational. Thanks to you and Ken Ulrich (#0056), who let me try out his left seat, I finally got off the fence and ordered my plan set #0302. I won't be starting right away, have a lot of "book learning" to do first. I also have to get my pilot certificate. But someday soon .....
John Woods <johnjwoods@optonline.net>
Monroe, NY USA - Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 10:55:10


Please keep informed on both the two place and the four place vision,,, I'm interested in building one or the other,,, Thanks Paul Vogel
Paul Vogel <pvogel@indy.rr.com>
Avon, IN USA - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 09:09:21


You have done a great job showing your work. The photo series are excellent and would be a great reference for anyone homebuilding their own. Hopefully, that will be me in the not too distant future. Thanks for sharing your experience.
John Walden <jwalden@cuonlinenow.com>
Republic, Wa USA - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 14:49:31


Your site have been very helpful. Keep up the good work. Thanks Oliver #205
Oliver Hayles <Ohayles@telusplanet.net>
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 09:40:01


Hi Scott. I've been following your progress for some time on the 4 seat version but did not want to bother you with questions, as I'm sure answering questions from strangers is the last thing you want to do on a project like this. I am very intrested in your choice of engine and particularly the cooling system. Aircraft of WWII era used the same method, (there is a Spitfire at the local air museum) of fitting the radiators in the wings and it seemed to work well. A lot of kit builders have serious cooling problems with auto conversions and this includes factories like Velocity Aircraft, Cirrus Aircraft. The folk at Cirrus lost an early VK40 due to a fire on board. There have been many other accidents/forced landings due to cooling problems. Yet the Merlin engine (Spitfire) produces 1600HP and the engineers found a way to keep it cool. so it can be done. Will Steve Rahm eventually produce kits for the 4 place or will it be plans only. Finally when do you expect to fly your plane. It looks fantastic in the photos. Thanks, Michael.
Michael Burke <mburke@southernphone.com.au>
Temora, NSW Australia - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 21:01:27

I am currently writing the plans for the 4-place in conjunction with Steve.  They will be available after the Vision 4 is flown and tested.  We hope to offer "Fast Build" parts too.  Thanks, Scott 12/5/2004


The "other" Brian Young. Wow, a 4-place Vision! You are a Visionary!
Brian Young <by2fly@yahoo.com>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 11:33:58


I FOUND MYSELF, YOUR MAKINGING A LOT OF PROGRESS FROM 3 YEARS AGO. I JUST NOTICED YOU GOT THE ENGINE
hANA
USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 00:25:11

Thanks Hana,  ( My oldest daughter just found the site.)  -Dad  12/05/2005


I am eager to see how the four place turns out. Thanks for doing the leg work for those of us that are a little short on such skills. Bill
Bill Crail <pilotbill@yahoo.com>
Onalaska, WI USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 01:30:48


Scott. Huge, huge progress. Many thanks to make our dream a reality very soon. Just one question: what's the cost breakdown of your bird ?? Fuselage?? engine?? electrical equipment?? miscellaneaous?? And is that plane able to land and take off from grass strips ?? All the best Pascal
Virlouvet Pascal <pascal.virlouvet@wanadoo.fr>
France - Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 16:35:40

The dollar amounts will be made available when the plans are done.  The plane has soft field take offs and landings as a requirement.  I'll let you know when it is tested.  Thanks, Scott 12/05/2004


Check out the other project that I am working with. A new x-country, efficient single place kit plane. www.corvaircruiser.com


Scott V <scott@corvaircruiser.com>
USA - Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 23:33:10


Hi Scott, I work with your mom and she showed me your site, knowing I would be interested (I'm a private pilot). I love the garage giving birth and am excited to see your plane! If I can get your mom to put in a good word for me, I'd love to see it! Great work! Jayne
Jayne Dissette <dissettj@gvsu.edu>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 02:59:02


Just took my first look at your guest book. You are really a trailblazer to so many folks from so many places. Must be those electrical tutoring sessions when you were 10 paid off! Congratulations on your whole project ... not only the building of your plane, but also your documentation so many people can be encouraged, or just follow your progress. You are indeed a son to be proud of!
Mom <vandervv@gvsu.edu>
Jenison, MI USA - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 04:44:48

Thanks Mom - Scott 8/17/2004


Scott, thanks for keeping this site up and updated. Congratulations on the big move! I've been struggling between a Cozy and a 4-place Vision. Your site has helped me decide. Vision it is. I've made contact with a builder in Salt Lake City and hope to see his progress soon. I love your dual controls, that's something I want to do as well. Keep it up. I made it to Oshkosh but still no Vision there. Maybe next time. db
David Blue <dblue@jdoe.com>
Boise , ID USA - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 03:30:59


I've been looking at Vision for several months. Starting to think a 2-seat won't be enough. Thanks for putting together this site. It is great. You've done some very nice work. I love the innovations! Any ETA?
David Blue <dblue@jdoe.com>
Boise, ID USA - Monday, August 2, 2004 at 03:43:07

I just acquired a hanger and will be moving there to complete the plane.  ETA? - Next Tuesday, bring the beer :)  Scott 8/2/2004


Hi Scott. What kind of foam are using in the fuselage pictures?
Jim Brown <jbrown113@cox.net>
Wichita, KS USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 03:48:57


Just cruisin thru to check out your fiberglass seats. Hope it works out well. Linked in from BD-4 builders thread.
Steve Guilford <HypnoPhotoPilot@yahoo.com>
Signal Hill, CA USA - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 07:59:08


Great site! Thanks for all the detailed photos for all of us who are not so far along to refer to! We should get all Vision builders together during the next, and subsequent, Sun n Fun Flying Ins, etc. So far, I've yet to see ONE Vision at either Sun n Fun or Oshkosh.....sure would be nice to see us all represented. Best of luck with your project!!! - Eric #243.
Eric Faber <ericthecfi@earthlink.net>
Lancaster, PA USA - Sunday, June 6, 2004 at 06:46:21


VERY GOOD! I have looked at every photo and read everything. But, i did not see what type of engine you were using.
Jim Cox <Jimcox@cnsmortgage.com>
Marietta, GA United States - Friday, June 4, 2004 at 03:11:13


Great page - Im really excited about the project. Im still interested in the four place myself. Have the plans for the two seater, but Yours seem like a really useful plane. How will things work when Its finished? A supplement to the standard drawing set? Or a completely different project? Regards, Sture #182
Sture Bloom
Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 15:45:28

Hi Sture.  If you begin to build a 4 place before a 4 place flies then you will be given supplemental instructions to complete the 4 place.  If after my plane or another 4 place flies, then a separate set of plans will be sold separately and the 2 place plans holders would be required to buy a 4 place set, maybe at a discount, I haven't worked that out with Steve Rahm.  - Scott 5/23/2004


hi---great site! am looking at the subaru powered 4 place. i have the info pack and like it alot. the engine is a huge question--am looking on line and getting quotes for about 750 to get one incl shipping----would have to rebuild of course---i have been hearing in aviation sites the engine should cost about 2500 for a used one---is there something i am missing or is the 2500 after rebuild? i know i would have to add the aviation ecu, prsu, radiator etc. what additional cost is the 4 place airframe over the 2 place? thanks for your help----i have been considering this for about 20 years and this is finally the deciding point! thks les
les negley <lesnegley@hotmail.com>
santa rosa, ca USA - Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 23:47:09

The airframe is larger and the cost probably goes up a good 25% over the 2 place.  There are ways to keep the cost down such as a single, center control stick, single pilot side brakes, manual trim vs. electric. Also using a single canopy instead of