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    Mitchell U-2

    I have been reading with great interest in this section. I have not found, yet, much info on flying wings. Maybe I have not searched with the right terminology.

    I am planning on purchasing plans for the Mitchell U-2. I have experience building a Hummel Bird (which I wrecked-whole different story) and restoration/refurbishment of a Wittman Tailwind with metal wings (Riblett airfoil), which I am flying. It is an efficient airplane, to say the least, as far as fast two-seaters go. Even now, I am feeling the crunch (I'd hate to have a REAL gas-guzzler with say, an O-520), and I have always liked efficient planes like the Hummel.

    I'd like to build the U-2, but with a trist. Since it is kind of a motorglider, I would like to utilize electric power. I have found 3 aircraft so far on the net with electric power-the Electraflyer, the Flying Flea (ladder ultralight version), and another ultralight monowing aircraft...I forget what it was called. My goal is 2 hours of flight with engine/gliding. I think flying wings would be best-suited for this, but there are almost no designs out there to build. Is anybody doing something like this right now on this forum?

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    Jerry
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    Re: Mitchell U-2

    You've found this website, right?

    http://www.twitt.org/

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    Re: Mitchell U-2

    Quote Originally Posted by Wittmandriver View Post
    Is anybody doing something like this right now on this forum?

    Thanks,

    Jerry
    N90086
    Topaz is working on a flying plank, but I haven't heard from him for a while. Search the treads here for his posts.
    "Aeronautical engineering is highly educated guessing, worked out to five decimal places. Fred Lindsley, Airspeed."

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