Gravity Tandem AirBike site
personal builder's log
project has been sold.
Thanks for your interest.
proposed paint scheme
This Tandem AirBike and accompanying web site were started in
the winter of 2000. The
Project Log pages (listed below) were intended
to document milestones and items of general interest in the project,
but they got completely out of control almost immediately! My background
includes engineering, industrial design, woodworking, machining,
kit aircraft development and construction, and avionics installation.
I've picked up a lot of tricks from my experiences in this wide
variety of disciplines, so that's what you can expect to find in
the pages that follow. I hope you enjoy this site, and perhaps find
some ideas that will enhance your own efforts at building a flying
Aircraft has been sold to an Indiana-based partnership, JDT Mini-Max
LLC. They currently have the mini-MAX and Hi-MAX lines in production.
For information on these designs visit the JDT
Mini-Max site and also the ETLB
Click here to
visit the interactive
Tandem Talk bulletin board
- March 2000
Planned modifications, kit arrival, landing gear installation,
gusset-making and rib building.
The Southern Airplane Tour -- Visiting 3 AirBikes, Sun 'n Fun, 2
hang gliding parks and the ISON facility.
Spars, root and tip ribs, and nose ribs.
Spar and rib completion and a special airplane ride.
Wing assembly, glue and sandpaper tips, Oshkosh and more on
Not much visible progress, but an extensive search for the best
engine/gearbox/prop combo... and a DECISION at last.
Visible progress again... aileron assembly mostly.
Aileron construction details, including the Great Aileron Sparcap
Towlines, new friends and heavy ailerons.
An update on the Junkers flaperon project
Flaperon parts in hand, finally.
Are we tired of the words "flaperon" and "Junkers"
Sun 'n Fun fluff, and some building progress. Really.
ISON Aircraft takes flight, aluminum work, and diversions.
Notes on contacting me, and painting aircraft with latex "house"
I'm baaaaaaaack! Progress on the project after a long hiatus.
finishing and misc. (a large, 3-part installment)
2004 (updated 10/30/05)
This project has been SOLD. No further updates from me, sorry..
qg (at) questiongravity (dot) com