''Introduction - Skin-On-Frame Aircraft''
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Skin On Frame Aircraft (HHM)

1991 I wasn't building Baidarkas. Actually I flew over the Atlantic from Germany and then drove a car from New York City to Los Angeles and back, carrying my bicycle in the trunk and having a ride here and there. The lesson leant is that it is easy to carry a race bike with you on an airplane... I just disassembled everything and put the pieces in a solid box, the largest parts were the wheels and the bare naked frame. The next pics show three airplanes I have seen 1991 and I found it interesting they were an aluminum frame, covered with translucent skin.

Skin-on-frame airplanes...

But what started me into the whole paddling business was this Oregon Coast trip in 1992.

Contributors to this page: Thomas Yost (TDY), Patrick Poirier (PPR), Gerald Maroske (GUM) and Hendrik Maroske (HHM)