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      bl_dg replied to the thread Kolb Firefly.
      Yes - just pulling basic info off of Wikipedia. Found it interesting that wing area went down but weight went up, so something about...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Kolb Firefly.
      Kolb Flyer: 160 sq ft / 185 lbs empty / 23 hp Kolb Ultrastar: 150 sq ft / 235 lbs empty / 35 hp Kolb Firestar: 143 sq ft /...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Kolb Firefly.
      Still looking for a builder’s manual or any other construction details.
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Kolb Firefly.
      Another thank-you. That was my suspicion, based on the shape of the airfoil. Seems like a Clark-Y or Riblett airfoil would be better...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Kolb Firefly.
      Yes, I’ve heard that about ultralights in general. (In the chaos of an engine-out, airspeed drops fast.) Ha - thanks for the tip on...
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      Hello - looking for information on the Firefly. I came across a post mentioning “well-known“ low speed issues, but no elaboration. Can...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Low aspect ratio sport plane ideas.
      Nice work. Yes, looks like you could go thinner on the wing, down to the knee and shoulder level. Maybe make the cockpit/canopy...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Low aspect ratio sport plane ideas.
      Excellent article, especially the Power vs Speed curves. So with delta (LAR) aircraft, the slower you go, substantially more power is...
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      bl_dg reacted to Bigshu's post in the thread Low aspect ratio sport plane ideas with Like Like.
      Very nice article on the two place Verhees Delta, the D2 in the July Kitplanes magazine. cool pics and diagrams as well...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread What Plane is this...?.
      Yep - It's the Viera.
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      bl_dg replied to the thread What Plane is this...?.
      Don't know - but it looks like a great weekend project! Simpler than a Hovey Wing Ding. I can no longer have an excuse for not being...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Low aspect ratio sport plane ideas.
      Can’t seem to get the multi-quote working, so here goes: TT - Who else remembers flying on Pan Am (or TWA)? .👍 V1 - Thanks, just what I...
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Low aspect ratio sport plane ideas.
      OK - so thinking about building a 1/4 scale model for testing. Suggestions and input regarding 1/4 scale testing appreciated. (i.e...
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      bl_dg reacted to bwainfan's post in the thread Low aspect ratio sport plane ideas with Like Like.
      Facetmobile had 46 hp
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      bl_dg replied to the thread Low aspect ratio sport plane ideas.
      Sorry - forgot units: Empty Weight Gross Weight Payload Wing Span Wing Area Aspect Ratio Wing Loading HP Power Loading (lbs)...
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