Single Tube Fuselage idea

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  1. Oct 1, 2019 #241

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    In fact, beside the Ranger in construction, the expanded Monotube design, either as a taildragger or tri-gear could make an very interesting impact at the existing UL-sector.

    I can’t get much simple than this.

    For the wings and tailvolume, some parts could be borrowed from a Quicksilver Sprint or Sport, and engine wise, why not a simple paramotor of a bout 20 - 25hp?
     
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    Fritz, would you mind to marry the quicksilver wings and tailgroup the the Monotube fuselage, once you have the time to do so?

    This could be an very interesting combination, even more of the cables of the quick would be replaced by struts.

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    Which Quicksilver? The MX or the GT?
     
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    MXL Sprint or Sport.

    There should be many hundred laying around waiting to fly again, even as a reincarnation.
     
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    What improvement would result from the conversion of a Quicksilver to this new fuselage?
     
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    Ready available parts, tractor, taildragger or nose gear choice.....
     
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    And by the way, it would have a gorgeous off road look, and remain affordable.
     
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    Re-engineer the original single seat Maxair Drifter, it is a simple design was powered by rotax 277, would fly with any engine of 18 - 30 HP, and would be part 103 legal.
     
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    The Aussie folks made a strengthened Drifter IIRC
     
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    Quicksilver was produced and sold in huge numbers world wide, the drifter is a good looking pusher, sure, but here is the track of a very simple tractor bird, at least so far.
     
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    The wings and the tailvolume of the Sprint or Sport would give the enhanced Monotube design exactly what it needs.

    I believe there are quiet a view that could like such a combination as well.
     
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    But almost all of the Quicksilver series was wire braced, with an old-school kingpost. Even if you created a very elegant and modern monotube fuselage for those flying surfaces, you may not have enough correct places to anchor the flying wires, the landing wires, the drag and anti-drag wires, etc. etc.
     
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    Replacing them with struts.
     
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    If your going to do a lot of wing walking your going to need to leave the king post on it. ...at least my wife said she'd prefer to have the king post if she was going to do the wing walking.

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    Fritzw, your wife said she wanted a hair dryer, and you bought her that?:D
     
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    Lighter tubing?
    LIGHTER TUBING.png
     
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    Especially if it was 1" or .75" tubing, parallel sides that were 10-12" apart, tube and gusset, sit on top, ...hummmm

    ...a pop rivet AirBike. The simplicity of an AP without the extra weight.
     
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    “...a pop rivet AirBike”
    Yes please! A Ragwing Aerial comes close.
     
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    Tube and gusset pop rivet airbike fuselage. Now that's clever, relevant, and do-able.
     

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