Greetings! New bipe show and tell

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  1. Apr 1, 2010 #1

    fly2kads

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    Hello all,

    I have been reading here for a while and have found the discussions very informative. It looks like there is a nice community growing here!

    I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area. I am starting the process of getting back into flying after being away from it for a few years. (Life happens!)

    I have wanted to design and build my own biplane since I was a kid, and finally figured that life is too short and too uncertain to put it off any longer. I have accumulated a nice little engineering library over the years, and I have dusted off my volumes and gotten busy!

    The aircraft will be a 2-place biplane powered by the lovely Rotec R-2800. I am designing to the LSA specs, which will present a challenging, but manageable, weight budget. The design is inspired by some of my favorite late-1920s aircraft by WACO, Laird, and Fairchild.

    The attached 3-view is a small-scale, hand-drawn, affair that is based on a first round of sizing, weight and balance, and stability calculations. I expect to have to make some subtle changes as I proceed, but this should be reasonably close to the final configuration. I am used to drawing by hand, but I have just purchased a 3D CAD program and will get my feet wet with it over the next few weeks.

    I look forward to a lot of good discussion in this forum. Thanks for reading!

    fly2kads
     

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    That looks very traditional. You should invent some fake documentation for it and call it a restoration!
     
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    fly2kads

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    Yes, I think it would be amusing to go to fly-ins and have people come up and say, "Hi! Nice _________." Just to see what they would come up with.
     

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