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Discussion in 'GEO / Suzuki' started by WonderousMountain, May 19, 2013.
First attempt at a new style. I smell a rat. Wonder what's up?
View attachment octoplane - Assembly 1 Drawing 1.pdf
Been on the back burner since before GeoGull, just didn't know how to pull it together, but I figured, hey, let's get started.
8 lifting surfaces 3 control on rear.
Whatya say, do you want one!?
So what does a nine surface airplane get you that, say, an eight surface one doesn't?
Slightly more induced drag?
Separate elevator and flap controls.
I seem to be looking into a biplane setup recently.
Wings at 15ft^2 a side for a total of 60 ft^2 with push engine.
Tossing out some of the fancy goals, but I still want to get the wings right in fiberglass.
It's mostly the body I never make too much progress on.
A quick post, I've re-entered college. Frankly, It's crashing me, 16 credit hours may not be too much for a good student, but 13 years rusty is tough.
Any case, I'll be leasing an office soon, and contemplating weather or not I feel up to a build, probably in aluminum, cause I can't have mess lying around with little space.
Not committed, but if I get everything up to on time, there is a very small opportunity to make a FAR 103.
Also not sure if I want to do the Avatar or Nine-planar. The Avatar fuselage isn't easily converted into a tube frame, although it could certainly be done.
Thank you all for patience,
Feel free to ignore some of this aging thread.
I was hoping to get some suggestions for a forward pod trike. Plans built & otherwise.
I can weld, but my prference is for Aluminum with fasteners. Wood also fastened preferably. Know how to do composites, but I really don't like foam.
This is for my Avatar, except I will be straightening the wings. Bonus for strong mounting points.
Just trying to get'er done. My computer can't fly no matter what equation I use.
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