Current engine mass is 6 lbs, that's hard to beat. I looked at several rc engines and that paramotor engine by DLE, even if they are indeed light...
You're right, apparently it's the predicted L/D with the Wortmann airfoil modification. But the idea remains interesting.
70 lbf only at design...
To my understanding, the ball bearings have to be changed and the rest of the engine inspected and repaired if necessary. It has to be sent back...
That's the engine:
And that's the prop:...
It's a 2-bladed 27x12, 6200 RPM.
The K8T flew today for the first time:
Everything went well, the performances were close to what was predicted.
Thank you Heliano, yes I saw a few of them:
I briefly spoke to the pilot but I didn't ask him who built the plane unfortunately. I...
I can't tell unfortunately, which airplane are you referring to? I'll see if I can find more informations.
I found a picture in an old magazine that you might find interesting: a motorized AV-36 and one with a modified fuselage and canopy:
I just came back from the RSA meeting in France, the RSA being the french federation for E-AB and vintage airplanes. This year it also hosted the...
The powerplant unit is now complete with fairings and air intake, all 3D printed. The intake alone took 72 hours.
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Nice, very Payen-looking design. Is that a civilian version of his model P.321?
Why not, although I didn't find anything about thrust augmentation on turboprops. Do you have more information on the subject?
What I could do is...
Engine mount and cowl are done. The air intake will be printed next week, after that we'll be ready for engine tests.
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I wish you success then, there's not enough of these Fauvel wings around!
You're welcome. I didn't build one, yet, but I have the complete set of drawings for the AV-36/361 and -22 so feel free to ask any question. In...
There's another view on drawing 2 labeled ''Tracé des nervures'' providing an example on how to read the coordinate values with rib n°20:
You're right, except r1 and r2 center points have different coordinates. Take a look at drawing number 2:
I'm glad you found a solution, unfortunately I can't help you with this OCR tool.
I translated the article that was in the photo gallery you...
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