About Ken Flaglor's Scooter

An ultra-light sporting single-seat high-wing monoplane designed by K. Flaglor of Asheville, North Carolina. The Scooter was originally powered by a Cushman golf cart engine, which was ultimately replaced by a 1,500-cc VW engine rated at 40 hp. At the 1967 EAA meet this high-wing, enclosed-cabin tail dragger received both the "Outstanding Ultra light" and "Out-standing Volkswagen Powered" awards. Construction is of wood with a plywood covering, except for the aft section of the fuselage which is fabric covered. The VW engine is mounted over the cabin and turns a two-blade propeller.

The Sky Scooter features all wood construction, generous wing area for STOL like performance. Easy to build and maintain.

The Scooter was later marketed by Rotor Wings & Flying Machines.

The plans for the Ace Aircraft Ace Scooter development of the Flaglor Scooter consisted of one sheet 17in x 22in, nine sheets 22in x 34in, and an illustrated construction manual containing 14 photographs used to show key assemblies and construction details. The Airfoil is drawn full size as are most of the fittings.

The Scooter is constructed primarily of marine spruce and plywood. Aircraft quality materials maybe used and are recommended for the spars. All fittings are designed for simple fabrication and are made of 4130 steel as is the motor mount tubing. The metal fairing and wing leading edge can be made of "hardware store variety" aluminum which was the case on the prototype.

The fuselage is composed of spruce longerons with plywood gussets aft and plywood sides in the cockpit area.

The landing gear is made of steel. All wing ribs are contour sawed 1/4in marine plywood, the main spars spruce as are the false and aileron spars. The wing uses a wood cross hatching in the form of an X between the ribs and spars, resulting in no need for drag or anti-drag wires or fittings.

Plywood wing tips and wood trailing edges complete the structure. Only the wing leading edge is aluminum.

The 2023 plans consists of 18 "C" sized prints, owned and distributed by Steve Speidel of Crystal River Florida. Build Manuals and Guides can be downloaded below.

The above information was obtained from www.ALL-AERO .com

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