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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rik-, Sep 17, 2019.
Good to know
How about a Dragonfly?
...and I believe Direct51 has this in the Bakersfield area, so not too far away from you.
Yes. The fun stuff!
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.
It's down in the San Diego area now, if I read him correctly. That's even closer. I'm really tempted by this airplane myself, but it's not LSA and I've no place to store it. I hope it goes to a good home. Looks like a fun bird.
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.
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.
Stall speed... we don’t need no stinkin’ stall speed... we’ve got a canard!
This is exactly why I feel a lot of the pilots of the Quickie met their fate.
Just add some beam to the plane, that will lower the stall speed to 40 knots is it?
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