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What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

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erkki67

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Location
Romont / Fribourg / Switzerland
Empty Weight: 254 pounds
Gross Weight: 540 pounds
Wing Span: 27.5 feet
Wing Area: 117 Sq. feet
Length 17 feet, 3 inches
Height: 5 feet
Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons
Engine: 35 to 40 hp
Stall: 27 mph
Cruise 65 mph
Vne: 85
Takeoff Roll: 150 feet
Landing Roll: 150 feet
Build Time: Approx. 250 hours

For me the only thing that is relevant are <693lbs of MTOW.
Stallspeed has to below 65km/h which is fullfilled up to 40mph
Cruisespeed its non relevant, I'll take what I get.
T/O roll would be nice at 150' but even the double is fine.
Landing roll same as T/O roll!
Building time, hmm. in most cases it's going to be doubled or trippled anyway, so non relevant too.
 

mcrae0104

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For me the only thing that is relevant are <693lbs of MTOW...
Cruisespeed its non relevant...
T/O roll would be nice at 150'...
Building time... non relevant too.
I'll take that as a no.
 

Speedboat100

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this is a layout of a more homogenous frame, in my eyes.
I'm still looking for a landing gear arrangement, but the strongpoint at the upper corner of the firewall to attach de suspension pleases me.
This is just a mock-up, its not the airframe which is going to fly.
View attachment 104411

Nice set up Erkki !

You might fit in my A-Plane too as your back is short.
 

Speedboat100

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Actually you would I checked just....but position is this in fully enclosed AC that has less than 5 000 euros the building costs...when self made.

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wwkiefer

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this is a layout of a more homogenous frame, in my eyes.
I'm still looking for a landing gear arrangement, but the strongpoint at the upper corner of the firewall to attach de suspension pleases me.
This is just a mock-up, it's not the airframe which is going to fly.
View attachment 104411
I'm considering the AFP for my first build; something about this looks promising. I'd like to see more of what you have in mind.
 
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