Well, maybe you can get over the Hersey bar....Thjakits and TurbAero really appreciate the responses.
I’m very attached to centreline seating for this dream, I want a skinny little rocket. ...Plan would be to polish the fuse, paint the wings and nose, it as I love polished metal racers. For the same aesthetics reason I love centreline seating I want a wing platform with some beauty, not a Hersey bar.
A modified Midget Mustang is winning the race of my imagination at this point, maybe with a Rotax 915is instead of the Lycoming. But... it’s all dreams and talk til I buy an engine and cut metal.
If it is definitely going to be a 1-seater and metal...:
- Midget Mustang, extra careful built - retracts
- Lighting Bug
- RV-3 or RV-4 (Maybe a Harmon build...) - someone should be able to design you a tappered wing... - retracts
- See if you can get your hands on the POLEN SPECIAL plans!! Nowadays this thing would be easier to build and equip...
Powerplant: DEFINITELY something from a car! Subaru-6 or a LS V6 or even a small V8 (LS again or Lexus) - put all the cooling behind you - overbuild the gear-box (...or go Alu-big[ger] block direct drive with an extra bearing block/fixture for longitudinal forces and propeller loads... Possibly a turbo as a muffler!)
...gotta go and work now.... (...waiting to move a hydrocore, IF the weather allows)