Posting this for your critiques. I'm converting my Minimax to a parasol configuration. Partly because mounting the wings was difficult and the bolt holes thru the axle for the lift struts were becoming elongated. I'm also partial to the parasol look. I figured a parasol conversion would work because the Himax is a proven design and I would merely be eliminating the center section and enclosed cockpit. I'd like some input as to how to determine the strength of the cabane/fuselage attachments particularly with regard to the drag truss. I've calculated the vertical reactions at the wing root and found them to be relatively small, most of the lift is reacted by the lift struts. All strut/spar connections are pinned. The pics show the pertinent details. I'll post more if needed.