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flitzerpilot

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Correction, I should have written Heinkel 74 not 71 in an earlier reply today, in case anyone was wondering how Ellie Beinhorn's long ranging low-wing monoplane could have influenced a Flitzer biplane evolution.:0)
 

Chilton

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Des Penrose, I remember watching his display in the Alex Henshaw Mew Gull on many occasions. A wonderful gentleman as well.

Just wonder what would be the point of a non aerobatic replica of a Jungmann or Jungmeister?
 

Victor Bravo

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I can't speak for anyone but myself, but there has never been any mention or inference by me about non-aerobatic.

Some people may have thought that any use of the word "replica" or "light weight" immediately equates to something less robust.

To clarify further, my intent was to discuss a fully aerobatic, accurate replica that happened to be built from aluminum tubes and riveted gussets, instead of 36 different sizes of telescopic steel tubes. I am fully aware that the original was a very efficient structure because of all that effort and tube sizing. But not many people could scratchbuild that, so I was hoping that a light aluminum tube structure might be an option.
 

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VB:

The Verner engine was mentioned. It is not suitable for negative g. Hopefully, someone is developing an inverted system for it.


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flitzerpilot

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Although the Verners are not sold as 'aerobatic' engines, maintaining a small amount of positive g throughout a simple aerobatic sequence would allow inside manoeuvres to be performed, including slightly barrelled slow rolls. However, a tank with a flop tube for fuel delivery is not too much of a problem to design and a method of providing inverted oil pressure might be based on such pioneering systems as that devised by Hal Krier in the 1950s.

I see this as a challenge rather than an impasse.
 
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