When you've done the trade study and come to the inevitable conclusion that the PA-22 is the perfect basis for this mission (just as SCORES of people have done over the years), give me a call. I can hook you up.This gives me a ton to chew on.
The PA22-108 colt tail dragger seems a good platform to build up as the drawings are available and use a USA 35b Airfoil and spar spacing etc.
I also see a few wagabond builds using colt drawings/dimensions with balanced tails, etc. One in particular was a beautiful build, it was featured on experimental aircraft channel about a month ago. Red and white. I think the company is taildragger enterprises?
Whew, and I thought narrowing down race car and off roader builds were hard!
Thank you to everyone helping out.
I flew it a lot but been a few years ago. Like any short wing Piper, keep the approach at or above the high sink rate. Maybe 75 approach speed. Don't remember the stall. The problem was watching the speed to keep it below VNE. Colt has a lower VNE than the Pacer or Tri-pacer. (less ribs in the wings).Pops, what kind of stall And landing speeds are they getting out of that colt?