Let's not pretend, shall we?But isn't that what the dreaming is all about...show things that were hitherto impossible ?
Let's not pretend, shall we?
Yes, you're back on the forum and, so long as you stick to our topic and play by the rules of the house, you're welcome to stay here. That was a problem last time, and you saw how it ended. Dreaming about legitimate homebuilt aircraft projects has always been welcome here, and I'd just as soon you stayed instead of a repeat of last time. It's entirely up to you, just as it was before.
Here i dream of something that has a flat plate as base and you stick in feathers at the end. The tail can be flipped forwards for transport. The flat base can be transported on top of your car. Set up should be really really fast.
Marko Stamenovic made several simulations with something similar for me. He told me he was really surprized with the stability of the wing with feathers. And ... stability sounds to me as SUPER GOOD FOR BEGINNERS.
Might be that a feet first is easier to make. D-tube can run from left to right.Koen, this is an intriguing idea even if I am not fond of flying head-first. What sort of control arrangement did you have in mind, pure weight shift or is there a pilot-controlled function of the tail and tip feathers?
Take a look at Richard Lambs VeeCoupeThree 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.