Are you referring to the speed for the single wing or the stock pitts?I think to be realistic 200 mph is an obtainable goal. You are starting off with a handicap just trying to convert something to something different. Do you have an engine in mind?
Buy some DR107 plans; maybe some Laser ones too. Did you build it as a single seater?
As a guess, Overall the tubing will probably be savable but all the center area seat forward would need to be gutted for the wing mounting as it will not be even close.
The Starduster Too is a really good looking airplane, but once you fly a properly rigged and trimmed S-1S with aileron spades plus rudder and elevator gap seals, you won’t be satisfied with the handling qualities of any other airplane.If the Starduster Too didn't have a grip on me, I'd build a single hole Pitts.
The Starduster Too is a really good looking airplane, but once you fly a properly rigged and trimmed S-1S with aileron spades plus rudder and elevator gap seals, you won’t be satisfied with the handling qualities of any other airplane.
Here's a pic of the Super Fli, the man who designed it, Phil Kraft and his scale RC model of it. And at least as an RC model it is a lot of fun.The designer of the DR107 designed a lot of modified Pitts planes before he did the One Design. There is a lot of DNA of Pitts in it. The Lazer 200 has some origins from the Cassutt racer, but most of these planes are of the same idea. The Kraft Super Fli was essentially a low wing Pitts. You also may look into planes like the Stits Playboy, Spezio Tuholer, and the Spacewalker. No need to do anything else until you know the direction you will go. It is much easier to pick one and follow the plans, than it is to pick and match what you like. It’s a lot of work and there is no need to waist a lot of time backtracking to the way it should have been.
You are expecting 220+ knots on 165 HP. That's ambitious to put it lightly. Can you think of any other tube and fabric airplanes that will perform like that?Cruise speed : 260 mph-280 mph
range: 750 - 800 miles
the taper is just for maneuverability. I believe it’s more efficient. Considering some data and Red Bull airplanes
And I bet, even with the 540, that it cruises nowhere NEAR 280 MPH.....You can search on how the big one flies on RC Universe. One of Phil Krafts flying buddies would fly airshows in it. The ailerons were pretty heavy. It’s still around but I think someone put a 540 in it.
I think the no.8 was really the only monoplane Curtis was happy with. he bested at biplanesYeah, this is on spot. Really, DR 10X are a design for people on the fence of whether to go 1 or 2 wings. I love the Rihn models because I think he was really working for the common man to get into competitive aerobatics on a budget. I can't image Curtis looking at a monoplane version of any of his designs and liking it.
Ask Lynn Williams if you can chop off a wing. He'll design you a better airplane.