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    Pou HM.16 drawings or plans for Pedal Plane

    I would loooove to see that pedal plane. The only HM16 i love to see. As a airplane i know that the plans are NOT TO BE USED. At home i will try to see if i have some side-views and so.
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    Plank Progress

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    Plank Progress

    Hello Mike, i want to add your MW9 to my flying wing section of my website. Are you willing to answer a few questions about its design and your choices in design? Next to the Pelican of Jean Claude Debreyer, the Facet Opal of Scott Winton, this small airplane will be a fine working example of...
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    Very low aspect ratio planes?

    The SWIFT hangglider has huge inboard flaps When using them you needed to push the stick forward to keep the speed high enough for safe landing. Those flaps were very very very usefull in many flight situations during flight. Even in thermals. The Me163 had a special flap for landing.
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    Very low aspect ratio planes?

    In the talk of Barnaby Wainfan on youtube he shows a graph about speed at crashlanding and survival-posibility. He mentions that he wanted to be able to land at a certain speed to be more sure about the walking away part. That is what i also like in the Flying Flea concept. In panic you pull as...
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    The Ligetti Stratos wings on this fuselage might end up with something rather easy to make and very rigid and less problems with the front wing blocking the rear wing at AoA. I like the simplicity of design.
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    Very low aspect ratio planes?

    I once asked Barnaby Wainfan why his Facetmobile didn't have the same long legs as the Chance-Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake". His answer: "at this angle landing speed was already very conventional, Why try flying slower?"
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    Very low aspect ratio planes?

    My word of advise: do not draw. Build mock-up and test yourself before drawing. I did a few tests in the past and i was surprised that some things i thought to be good were in fact very very bad. You can read about the tests here: My own prone tests - Nest of Dragons I took the Horten HXb as...
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    Which proposal of me are you referring to? The old looking fuselage with very large wheels? If yes, when you can place pilots head about at location of trailing edge, it should not be a problem. Just cut a half circle in the trailing edge and you fit in just like in a SWIFT hangglider. Easy. Or...
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    During a brainstorm about how many HP a airplane needs, my team came up with the idea that if the airplane is airborne, you need just enough to make it climb. But you need a lot power to get it rolling to take off speed. Electric energy would be lot for just the roll out. So ... i came with the...
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    Flying wing as cheap and simple option for basic fun flying.

    Sadly not. It was a design by Ragwing. But it never got to production due to crash. I was told that the designer did not take wing design advise from the people who knew the general mistakes in Flying Flea design. Yes, it was a American Flying Flea project.
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    Very low aspect ratio planes?

    Probably some heat resistant item. I am not sure how much firewall a ultralight needs. Some designs have the engine nearly sitting between your legs. If the engine catches fire, you may forget a next generation. :oops:;)
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    Very low aspect ratio planes?

    Erkki67, my words might seem too obvious. Most engines are in that place. What i tried to say was that the engine might beconnected straight to the spar at the front. So ... no longer need to a long extra fuselage structure to hold the engine. What might be lesser visible in my draft might be...
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    Very low aspect ratio planes?

    Just my idea about pilot position and overal view in very low aspect ratio. Why not place a thicker root chord and get as much as possible the pilot inside the wing? Just put his eyeline over the wing-surface so he can see above the wing. Due to the pilot being mostly inside the wing, you only...
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