Come on, don't be shy. What'ya get? :gig:
Now that you mention it! I do have a couple of those lying around.....:think:Crazy?!! Do mean to imply that having to duck and weave through a hangar like Indiana Jones exploring an ancient tomb is crazy?
Is the new mongrel going to see a BMW V-12 on the nose?
It might not be that bad...the Graham has a stretched, reinforced tailcone. There are two or three more bulkheads vs the regular midget. One of these is at the forward attach for the empennage, and another in the middle of the tail cone (something the midget needed). It has two more feet of wing/flap span vs the standard midget. The wing loading is 12 vs 14 lb/ft2. The center spar is totally different. The spars go all the way to the center with a fitting spanning the two with a lot of small diameter bolts similar to the RV center section. This eliminates the stress concentration problem the midget has with only two wing attach bolts. The airplane is sized for an O360. The weight difference between the O360 with CS prop/old electrics and the V12 is really not that much. Maybe 50 or 60 lbs depending on how it's configured. If I move the fuel out of the fuselage and to the wings, the bending on the spar should be about the same.Sure. Move the firewall back to the spar, hang the V-12. Easy!
:roll:The fastback mod is not too hard even with a finished airplane, and with any luck you can cut down the existing canopy.
...should only add, oh, 6 months to the project if my record of estimating "simple" modifications follows current trends.