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  1. Sep 25, 2019 #81

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    Good to know
     
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    Yes. The fun stuff! :D

    I've spent a fair amount of time (C-150/C-152/Tomahawk) time in the southern half of the Pass (the student practice area for Brackett [POC] is there), and unless you've got a really unstable day, I never found it to be a problem. Sure, a little bumpy sometimes, but hardly a bone-shaker. The northern end can be more active, yes, but again, I never found it to be a huge problem myself. Maybe I was just lucky to avoid any "really bumpy" days.
     
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    You can do it.. LSA is just 1320 lbs and 120 knots.. This might fit as a DF is slow enough and light enough to meet those requirements.

    You would be considered the builder as it's not 50% done yet and like Rutan did himself, define what the plane can do and then do what you wish.
     
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    The stall speed is too high on the Dragonfly. And again, I've no place to keep and work on that airplane at the moment.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2019 #87

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    Stall speed... we don’t need no stinkin’ stall speed... we’ve got a canard!
     
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    This is exactly why I feel a lot of the pilots of the Quickie met their fate.
     
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    Just add some beam to the plane, that will lower the stall speed to 40 knots is it?
     

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