- Jul 30, 2014
- KWHP, Los Angeles CA, USA
I'm not that familiar with it, I've read some owner information, and here have only used random pictures and the information at the Hummel website. The top speed is limited by a lower rev limit to keep it under 62mph, the non ultralight version uses the same engine. The stall speed, you'd need to talk to someone who flies one, but I think it does meet the requirement.With all that familiarity with the UC .Can you confirm that the wing area would perform to the 28 mph. power off stall and max speed level flight full throttle of 60 mph. ,that's required to make 103
Oh, "sense"? You want this idea to make sense? Oh, my dear dear friend, sit down for a minute, I have some really bad news for you...
Not knowing enough, how would that work out on the cartoon-scale version? I've taken a liking to the overall appearance of what I've started calling the Shetland Pony...VB's skepticism and JLF's orneriness aside, here is quick sketch of what the proportions of a Part 103 Mustang Lite might be. You can see that it would look cartoonish because of the grossly different proportions between the pilot and engine weight and the big tail surfaces required by the low speeds but it could still be fun. I took the Sky Pup as a realistic Part 103 starting point and I could see a single base design evolving with the same basic structure and just cosmetic changes to vaguely resemble different WWII designs.
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Figuring on something like a 1/2 VW for power at ~30hp, though I'm no familiar with the weight.Lengthen the tail, shorten the nose and find a light engine. If you have a p51-esque wing planform and radiator scoop, it'll look about right. Especially once you paint it.