Yes. The entire future of the AV-36 is in your hands now. Anyone that wants to build one has to go through you. Get the updated plans for that done, for two reasons:So my question:
Would there be any reason to continue to offer original AV-36 wing plans with the narrow spar with thick spar caps?
That has been the plan from day one.For my $0.02 worth, I suggest that you make your first offering something that either is, or can be easily upgraded, to a self launch motorglider.
Thanks for the info. Any chance of a scan of the article, or a link? Do you know/remember if the airfoil was the Fauvel or the Wortmann? I presume that if it was an AV-36 it was the Fauvel?I was reading the ESA newsletter for March 1991 and it had an analysis of the Fauvel AV-36 airfoil by Jim Marske. Marske was using (I think) Airfoil II to study why the performance of the plane dropped and improved during slow flight as speed was increasing. He found the wing was a bit thick (17%) and the airflow separated then reattached as the plane sped up.
Please do so, take the best from these designs and create a masterpiece ;-)A composite version is in the future.
But the AV-361 and AV-45 incorporate changes that were found to improve the design. It seems to me it would be a good idea to take the best, and proven, parts of all of the versions?
Among the Falconair paperwork there is a letter from one of Fauvel's friends or employees that stated this and implied that the motivation was because he died in an aircraft accident.His wife burned everything! Ugh!!!
I'm impressed! I can make individual parts, and I can make something that looks like an outer mould line, and they're pretty good... But I've never figured out the process to take the OML and fill it with individual parts that I can then pull out and get drawings of.
i have seen the jdc 03 pelican newer drawings on pinterest. they looked good! the pelican would fit nicely on an extended boat trailer endways , no need for folding wings. the whole thing can go home with you at the end of the day and not left at the airport at the mercy of the weather and herds of monkeys that get into everything.That has been the plan from day one.
Once I have the original version fully in CAD, and the plans again available, I'll start building one of my own - with power. I intend to keep things as modular as possible. For example if someone starts building an AV-36 wing from plans they should be able to bolt it to fuselage of the powered version and have a safe usable motorglider. It obviously will no longer be aerobatic like the AV-36, but it should be practical option. What to use for power is still to be determined.
The re-lofted AV-361 fuselage is now 554mm (21.85") wide between the upper longerons. The original AV-36 is 19.25" and the original AV-361 is 20.25".
Plans will be in metric, with AN hardware/fasteners. Lots of little, non critical, things are getting changed by a milliliter or so with the intent that either metric or inch endearment is practical. For example if the original measurement is 18mm it will now be 17mm (3/4") or 19mm (7/8").
Much larger than I had anticipated!you have taken on a huge project