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Discussion in 'Hangar Flying' started by Floydr92, Apr 12, 2016.
Those don't look anything like the caricatures on Hip Pocket, which are worth checking out.
Here’s an idea for a modified OV-1 Mohawk and a few other oddball designs. These are strictly CGI movie props.
I think I'm going to have nightmares. ;-)
How many sources if drag can we add...... I guess having a nearly anorexic* pilot helps.
*If memory serves. Memory doesn't, however, serve up the name of the video.
Three somewhat realistic daydreams that I’d like to get to eventually:
1) UL Buhl Pup replica, about the size of a MiniMax with a Verner 3vw up front. Aluminum monocoque fuselage with typical UL aluminum tube wings and tail, and I suspect it one was reeeeaaallly careful building it could squeeze into Part 103.
2) Miniature Velie Monocoupe built for one person: a Solocoupe. Also uses the 3vw for power though exact construction is up in the air. I imagine the most correct answer is a welded 4130 fuselage and tail with wooden wings but I’d also entertain Graham Lee-style aluminum tube and gusset, or all wood.
3) Metal framed Pietenpol clone. Basically and extension of the thinking behind the Grega GN-1 which was itself a simplified Air Camper meant to use the most available stuff at the time. While mine would still be fabric covered, the frame I’d like to explore is made of aluminum sheet bent into structural shapes on a brake rather than relying on extrusions. All joinery would be with gussets and traditional solid rivets. N3N biplanes were built this way so it would even be era-appropriate for those who are into that. All weldments and complex sheet metal would be things already manufactured, like the landing gear and complete firewall forward from a J-3 which are available in various catalogues. Ribs and spars would be Cub too for easy availability.
This one would take off and land conventionally most of the time but have vtol capability when needed.
I'm surprised no one has suggested the Geobat (sometimes referred to as an Aerobat.
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