Late autumn


I did not write anything in my blog for a long time. There was no time, and there was nothing interesting about it, which I could share with the unresponsive emptiness in which I throw away my articles. There is simply no feedback. Probably nobody reads my blog. Perhaps no one even knows about my existence. All this from the fact that I am not public. I am not registered in any social networks and I have few friends. And here in this site I have the illusion that I am sort of a diary of my affairs, I kinda make reports to the universe about the work done on this planet. Okay, a little philosophy I think will not hurt this blog, but now the main thing.

Trike after a trip to the beach in need of some repairs. I repaired and adjusted the motor. Replaced the compression valve, cleaned it of sand and hung it on the paramotor. Trike was standing covered with an awning for three months and, as a result, the wheels rusted to the axles. Salt water has done its job and the bearings have fallen into disrepair. Before disassembling the trike, I weighed it and it turned out that it weighs 114 kg, which is quite a lot. Over the summer and autumn, I built a trike for flights. Made him small. But not yet experienced even. That the weather, then work. I also changed my place of residence, and this is moving and repair. But now I live closer to the old airfield. I also thought to make a boat out of my trike. Rather, the hovercraft, below leave the picture. But for now this idea is only on paper. It was not possible to make inflatable pontoons, but everything else is in principle. Maybe my Rocket 120 will be weak. Honestly, it would be my will, I would buy tools and motors and build a lot of different devices for water and for air and earth, and they would all excite people’s imagination.

And one more thing – I drew a new comic strip. More precisely, a graphic novel about the north about snowmobiles, about Lake Baikal. There are many adventures and various interesting techniques. A novel about my favorite time – 20-30 years of the last century. Maybe soon I will post it on the site so that I could get acquainted with it. I started working on this graphic novel in the spring and just finished it yesterday. Half a year I painted it in the evenings at night and on weekends. Thanks to my family for patience, because it took a lot of strength and nerves. And of course, Thanks to God the Creator, under whose light we all are.

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Little development


I thought about how to remake the device available to me to do without unnecessary costs. And here it is – little bit another version. It is necessary to cut off the lower part, where there was a front wheel, and make a more streamlined nose. Install a pair of small wings with ailerons that will compensate for the torque from the screw and give it an interesting look and of course the transition from the three rings to the four. This will provide the paratrike with better stability and it will be possible to abandon brackets with small wheels that kept the device from turning over (it showed itself very well on tests and really saved the device from turning in one of the starts). Such a device turned  like from cartoon, just what I like – unusual and very attractive.

Reflections on the possibilities of a paraglider


Ten years I worked in the cinema as a decorator. We had to do a lot of interesting things (I mean in historical movies). Ordinary modern melodramas are the ones that are most in demand, from the point of view of the decorator, films are not interesting. Another thing is the historical films about the war well or fantasy in which, unfortunately, I never had the chance to work. Why am I saying all this? Once I worked on the historical film The Defenders of Riga. A film about the events unfolding in Latvia after the end of the first world war. The Russian prince Bermond Avalov, in alliance with some surviving German divisions, decided to take Riga as a result of which the local population rose up against the interventionists, was able to reorganize and form a competitive resistance. That’s about that long war and filmed that movie and there was an episode in which German planes fly to bomb Riga. Well, not only were there more scenes at the airfield, etc. In general, the budget for the movie was quite decent and specifically for the filming was built a whole movie town, streets, houses and a church. Also five cars of that era and there were talks that it would be necessary to build a Focker D-7 aircraft if I’m not mistaken. We wanted to make a replica that could ride on its own on the field well, and episodes in the sky would be finished by the craftsmen on the computer. I really, really expected this. I wanted to participate in the construction of the aircraft but director decided to cut some scenes from the airfield and episodes of bombing were made digitally. Money was not enough and it was easier. Of course, I could not influence their decision because he was just one of the employees of the art department and regretted to do his job. However, a little later when I turned my gaze on the paraglider and realized the opportunity to rise to the sky myself, I came up with the idea of how to solve the problem of a small budget in a movie about old aircraft.

The idea is very simple, We build from aluminum and fabric, a replica of the aircraft, perhaps a little smaller scale but so that it was not very obvious. We install the motor in the front, whichever rotax 447 we carefully mask under the original details of the engine of the aircraft. We connect all this apparatus to a tandem paraglider and launch into the sky. I think that with a little skill, such a device will be able to fly quite well. I’m not saying that you have to decide things like lifting the wing with the long tail of the aircraft and the stability of the chassis and control, etc. But in the end we get an inexpensive aircraft that can cheerfully run around the green and if you need to fly. Shooting from inside the cabin is almost without problems, shooting the aircraft and its spans are removed as usual and then the video is processed and the paraglider is erased from the frame and there is a bookcase flying over the field. It is possible to lift anything into the sky, for example, in Disneyland, thus a fire-breathing dragon flies with a large wingspan and tail, which proves the vitality of my idea.


Honestly, I think if you make a paratrike, even if in a classic scheme with a motor behind it, but make it an excellent cabin like a World War I aircraft, so that when you fly it feels like you’re flying an old plane, that feeling of flight on such an apparatus would be more saturated than then you experience flying on a stool which forms are not graceful.


Classic scheme paratrike


I promised to put here the classical scheme and here it is – with the motor behind, like all “normal people”have 🙂 It’s not really true paratrike, rather a car, because it has 4 wheels. So I drew a flying car. I think this would make sense to build. And you can drive to the field along the rural paths to the paths well, and it would be nice to fly on it, such a device is not devoid of charm. In short, you have already understood that I can not be lured by any modern concepts, I like things that are beautiful, with history and my flying machines must also carry the spirit of the era of the birth of cars and avio sports!

Dreamfighter 2


It’s not about I abandoned the old project and not that I scored it all.. Just in the five months that have passed since the first and only flight of Dreamfighter 1, I’ve learned a lot, I’ve talked to knowledgeable people, I’ve heard many opinions as negative and not very much. People do not understand “why”? “Why did you build it?” And they miss what is already said in this blog, all this for the sake of art and the desire to do differently, want to bring a different opinion to the world. In general, I have ideas and with the classical scheme of a trick and not only. I think I will post here pictures of other devices.. The one about which will be discussed now, all the same with the classic motor circuit in front, but the lightweight version is easily demountable and fits into a passenger car. It also has an elongated tail and is generally designed with an eye for the first airplanes. I think this device can be safely demonstrated at the air show as a kind of alternative to the history of aviation development and wonder.