- Jun 27, 2015
- capital district NY
Maybe your next project should be a 3/4 scale homebuilt version of this? Can't be too hard. It's all flat parts. Might have to add on to your CNC table? :nervous:...so many cool airplanes, ...so far away :depressed
Two engines ain't enough for that beastieWe had discussed this previously on a separate thread, but the Skyvan layout, slightly reduced in size for two aluminum V8 engines, and larger tires, would make a really really good flying motorhome and family camper. All composite foam core flat panels, little or no compound curves, mostly all straight lines, relatively cheap 300HP engines that run on car gas, and a lot of room inside for sleeping 4 or 6 people (once you park the dirt bikes or quad runners outside for the night). The rear fuselage ramp allows everything in and out without any other doors being necessary. Engines and fuel outside the cabin for crash safety and reduced bending stress on the spar. Short, relatively simple landing gear with trailing arm design and larger tires can land on gravel bars or muddy strips with no fear of a prop strike. Cabin remains level for loading/unloading and sleeping. A 2/3 or 3/4 size version E-AB version of the SKyvan has got a lot going for it in that mission IMHO.