#12 Comment (Mon
Nov 5, 20:19:22 HKT 2007):
#11 Comment (Wed
Oct 24, 11:34:38 HKT 2007):
Subject: Vision #253 Tricycle V-tail
#10 Comment (Mon
Aug 20, 12:10:44 HKT 2007):
Subject: Vision Fixed Tri-gear
#9 Comment (Mon
Jun 25, 22:35:47 HKT 2007):
Subject: Landing Gear
#8 Comment (Tue
Jun 19, 6:58:12 HKT 2007):
Subject: Really nice plane
#7 Comment (Tue
Mar 27, 5:16:45 HKT 2007):
#6 Comment (Tue
Mar 13, 19:42:07 HKT 2007):
Subject: Construction Progress
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Jan 18, 3:28:18 HKT 2007):
#4 Comment (Mon
Dec 25, 22:36:18 HKT 2006):
Subject: Landing Gear
#3 Comment (Fri
Nov 24, 4:16:28 HKT 2006):
Would like to see the 4-place in person!
Robert Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Killeen, TX USA - Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 10:51:54
FINE LOOKING BIRD. I AM RETIRED AND A DREAMER (UNFORTUNATELY).
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.
Great looking project, But have you finished it. ?????
Truly a work of art !
Excellent! I liked to see the pictures and details of the parts of the airplane.
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!
Almost completed private pilot and looking for a kit build
I'm interested in the realistic cost to build the 4 place version.
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.
Interesting plane. Any special tools?
Great site. I'll be coming back regularly.
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?
Great page,very motivating, I will be in touch
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.
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.
Trying to decide what to build
VERY IMPRESSIVE WEB SITE TODD. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FUTURE PROJECTS.
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.
I and considering building a Vision Kit plane and found your site
Just looking, THANKS!
I'm relocating to jensen Beach Fla. and am interested in the 4 place design. Any input would be appreciated.
How much horsepower do you think you will get from your engine?
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?
Beautiful work Scott, can't wait to see it complete.
I'm keeping my eye on the Corvair Cruiser too.
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
Overwhelmed first time builder trying to decide what plans/kit to commit to. Great site. Thanks.
I'm curious, where did you get the data necessary to go from a 2 place to a 4 place?
trying to make the decison?? money and time?? and can I get help when needed. Still thinking
great looking aircraft hope to be able to build one day
Love your site,one of the best Vision sites in my opinion.Great work.I hope to order my vision two place plans soon.
Not building a Vision but am interested in your landing gear design, specifically the source of the rubber donuts.
Can you advise please,
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 .....
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
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.
Your site have been very helpful. Keep up the good work.
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.
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!
I FOUND MYSELF, YOUR MAKINGING A LOT OF PROGRESS FROM 3 YEARS AGO. I JUST NOTICED YOU GOT THE ENGINE
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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?
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?
Just cruisin thru to check out your fiberglass seats. Hope it works out well. Linked in from BD-4 builders thread.
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.
VERY GOOD! I have looked at every photo and read everything. But, i did not see what type of engine you were using.
Great page - I´m really excited about the project.
I´m 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 It´s finished? A supplement to the standard drawing set? Or a completely different project?
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!
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