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plncraze

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I was reading about and looking at pictures of Harris Woods' various aircraft and saw he did both biplanes and monoplanes. He had some plans built aircraft and some one-offs. So here are a few questions: Why did he use a biplane config on some of his planes and a high wing on others? Did he get the desired results with a biplane? Did he use the same airfoil on both the upper and lower wings of his biplanes? Were his biplane wings lighter than his monoplane wings? Inquiring minds, etc...
 

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The Pusher was a homebuilt version of the Curtis Junior, so it had the same general configuration.

I would guess that the biplane wings were lighter than the Quail, since the Quail wing is cantilevered and the biplane wings are wire braced.

I think that the Quail and both wings of the Scamp use a 23015 airfoil.

The Quail is an excellent candidate for upgrading with Pete’s new engine.


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The answer to any modern biplane is you build it because the cool factor outweighs any performance loss.
 
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