Mark Stull’s Lucky Stars ultralight aircraft

Date:18 October 2011 Tags:, ,

Mark Stull built Lucky Stars with a 1,4-metre ring tail. It took some clever engineering – and some hair-raising test flights – to make it work. Stull added a hydraulic damper to ensure that the tail didn’t swing too far to the side, and balanced the tail by adding weights to the ring. He then moved the seat forward to maintain the craft’s centre of gravity. Watch a video of Stull talking about Lucky Stars at EAA’s Sun ‘n Fun 2011 convention…

Read the article, "DIY flight", in the November 2011 issue of Popular Mechanics (on sale on 24 October) to find out more about Lucky Stars, as well as other aircrafts constructed by aviation enthusiasts…

Related video: Meet Savor – Chris Christiansen third homebuilt aeroplane

Latest Issue :

Nov-December 2021