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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    Has anyone else looked at the Wasp STOL from aircraftkits.aus?

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    I think this discussion is incomplete without mention of the Harbinger sailplane:Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    I like that Harbinger. Like an Albatross.
    The wing attach detail in the last link was interesting.

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    an other "special" picture of the
    Andreasson BA-7 (which led to the factory-built Malmö Flygindustri MFI-9 Junior

    which could be in a new post...how low do you think you can fly..

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by Battler Britton View Post
    which could be in a new post...how low do you think you can fly..
    You can tie the record but you'll never beat it.

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Tim View Post
    You can tie the record but you'll never beat it.
    Not quite true. there are some old mines that are large enough to fly an ultralight. I always thought it would be interesting to set an underground flight record of some sort. Somewhat like when Steve Grossruck flew the Kasperwing UL in the King Dome.

    Now, my apology, back to the subject.

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    I'm disappointed nobody has posted the ARV Super2 as a (relatively) modern example of a shoulder wing forward swept design.

    This was an all metal 2 seat aircraft, originally using the Hewland AE75 75hp 2-stroke engine. The structure between the firewall and the main frame at the aft end of the cockpit comprised only 4 pieces of Superplastic aluminium. These were in effect 'vacuum formed' (actually blow moulded) into a female cast iron mould.

    The shoulder wing gave superb visibility, with the wings all but invisible, being at eye level but stopping just forward of one's head. The canopy was hinged at the top of the turtledeck, and opened up & back.

    It was an absolutely super little plane to fly.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARV_Super2


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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    That BA-4S Bravo seems like a composite derivative (or parallel) to the ARV-Super 2.

    http://baaer.com.ar/index.html

    Looks great in renderings. Hope it's a success. Though I liked the concept of their BA-5 Guri...shame that one seems discontinued.

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    BA-5 Guri looks like a pile of precise ideas flying in tight formation.
    Beautiful to the eyes of an engineer. For example, they use a variety of materials where each is best. For example, BA-5 uses steel tubes to support the wing and frame the canopy and protect the pilots' heads during a flipped over landing.

    I especially like th side doors, which are a big issue for my aging knees.

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    Re: Swept-forward, shoulder-wing configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by Battler Britton View Post
    an other "special" picture of the
    Andreasson BA-7 (which led to the factory-built Malmö Flygindustri MFI-9 Junior

    which could be in a new post...how low do you think you can fly..

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    Heh heh... gives new meaning to the phrase, "Hey, I can see my house from here!"

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