- Feb 13, 2010
- World traveler
That’s exactly the sort of thing I had in mind!
A first approximation of a conventional design single seat fuselage, no fairing or filleting. 15 feet from firewall to beginning of tailcone. Full canopy optional, especially on an ultralight version. Cut out of 4 pieces of 4'x8'x1/16' okume marine plywood. Just the plywood comes to about 21 pounds. Add bulkheads, corner tape and surface fiberglass. Could run carbon pultrusions in the corner joints for strength. Don't have a good estimate of that weight.
CAD programs (I use fusion360) make this easier than hand drawn and calculated by far. The learning curve is steep and not for everyone, but powerful if you do learn it. You have to be somewhat like those nut jobs who build their own airplanes as far as interest and dedication to learning CAD goes.
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