Harris Woods Biplanes and Monoplane

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  1. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:01 AM #1

    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...
     
  2. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:27 AM #2

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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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  3. Jul 13, 2019 at 1:16 AM #3

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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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