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The Belly Pod, Are we close?
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AKM5driver



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eager for these to be available!
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TxAgfisher
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are we at on this? I am pretty confident that between me and another guy we could build one no problem - is there an actual STC of any kind?

Could the one from the ag application be used as a basis for a 337 if needed?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We (Yellow Maule and I), dropped off a fuselage at Carbon Concepts last night for Randy to use for building the first prototype. I wouldn’t put a hard timeline on this right now, but maybe he will get the first belly pod layed up this winter??
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we know if he is going after an actual STC or just 337?
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Isaac



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Yellow maule and Stick-rudder! Wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of the tip tanks and plumbing way out in the wings and plumb ina 33gallon turtle pac ferry bladder in the pod. It would keep the weight low and centered and could quickly be removed when you want to go light. I am looking forward to a good light pod for the Maule.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the fuel idea, I was kinda out on a belly pod until you said that.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you're talking! Fuel in pod!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:19 pm    Post subject: pod Reply with quote

Count me in as well
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we have progress!
S/R & I met with Randy today. He's got the PA-12/14 pod mocked up on the Maule to begin the design process. he Maule being much wider will allow the pod to accommodate accordingly. The length currently looks pretty good while accounting for the oleo placement. A fuel tank was also discussed.
It'll be fun to see what Randy comes up with.
I'll try to keep an update on the progress.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update!
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