RW2 as a Parasol

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erkki67

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Sure this a replica of the Pitts, but I’ve been wondering how a Parasol Wing would look like on such a stubby fuselage, and second how might it fly?

This one is a Ragwing RW2.
 

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The wing chord would need to be extended, and likely the wing moved aft. Alternatively, the engine could be moved forward, or some combination of the three. I think that a parasol would look better designed from scratch. YMMV.


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ragwing has plenty of parasol designs if that is what you want
 

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It’s called add the turtle deck and tail shape to an existing parasol. Looks with no need to redesign. It’s how I would build an Acey Duecy. That or a Acrosport 2 shape added. If I could add a swept back wing to make a RWD8 looker but that is design. Swept back on the Acrosport fuselage would be great.
 

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You could look up the Stolp Starlet or Jungster 2 to get an impression of what a couple existing small sporty parasols look like.
 
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