PL-9 Pazmany "Stork" Questions

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Southron

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If I build a Pazmany PL-9 and cover the wings with aluminum sheet metal rather than fabric-what issues will that bring up? Will the FAA give me a hassle? Would it work?

How about LEAVING OFF the Slats and replace them with Vortex Generators-Could I do that?

I figure I would pick up 5 to 7 Knots in cruise speed WITHOUT the slats.

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PTAirco

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The FAA has nothing to say about what you cover your wings with on an Experimental - it's entirely up to you. But if you use fabric on the fuselage and tail, why not cover the wings too and not drag around the extra 50lbs or so?

Also, the Stork is a very specific kind of airplane - the slats are there for a reason. If you want an airplane to go a little faster, you'd be better off to pick a different design rather than compromise this one. STOL is its virtue - if you start messing with it you end up with an airplane that tries to fit a mission for which it was never designed and that never ends well.
 
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