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Swampyankee

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The rules have to be stable enough, but should change with times. One change, which is in keeping with automotive F1 rules, would be to require crash-safe fuel tanks and a crashworthy cockpit structure. Another may be to regulate, possibly including forbid, powered flight controls (I didn't see any specific rules regarding flight controls). Do we really want a Formula 1 air racer with digital fly-by-wire?
 

pictsidhe

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Instead of minimum airframe weight, why not have proof testing to Xg? Encouraging innovation by not writing the rules to favour a certain formula seems preferable to me. Thick, low AR wings can be built much lighter than skinny high AR ones. Let the designer decide and the variety will bd greater, as will the possibility of a radical new design.
 

wwalton

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Reviving this thread to repost video from Belite, seems like this is gettting close to enough power to make a racer[video=youtube_share;tfyF7KI5vnk]https://youtu.be/tfyF7KI5vnk[/video]
 
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