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    1. NorthwestJack
      Sorry about not getting back to you, but I dont look at my message board very often.
      I am in the final stages of cosntruction. Should be painting in a month. Will post pictures then.
      The airfoil I used is a gottingen 324. It has the highest Cl of almost all airfoils, but at the penalty of slower cruise. This means it will fly very slow, which was a main criteria for me. I used a program called airfoil maximizer ( by Da vinci tech), which lists hundreds of airfoils and compares them for different parameters.
      The roll rate should be much better than the minimax, because the full length ailerons of the minimax actually make the roll rate slower, the aileron part next to the fuselage does not give any roll effect but doubles the stick forces. So when it gets bumpy in the air I have my hands full in the minimax.
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    Lakeland, Florida
    Current / Future projects:
    Working on a carbon ultralight that will be aerobatic. Still bogged down in the design phase but loving every second of it!
    Past Projects:
    Performed some tests with various composite fabrics and layed-up a couple of hot wired airfoils as basic research for my ultralight project.
    Life long lover of all things aviation. I started flying 16 years ago but have flown very little in recent years because of financial limitations.

    I never met an airplane I didn't like. I love WWI & WWII planes. I even enjoy aircraft grave yards and salvage yards.
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