Wooden Aerobatic Planes

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  1. Feb 10, 2010 #1

    GCD89

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    Are there any WOODEN high-wing or parasol wing acrobatic plan/kit planes? What about wooden Low Wing planes capable of aerobatics...most aerobatic planes I've been trying to look at are metal....
     
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    Here's where to get the plans Joe Fisher mentioned...
    http://falconaravia.com/

    FWIW these are great people to communicate with, more than willing to answer questions and provide assistance.
     
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    I know a gentleman in California that has all of the fittings, components, milled wood packages, and even the B1a engine (for fitting inside the standard cowl) and prop for building a Falco. He recently lost his medical and is willing to part with the Falco parts for a good price. He prefers to sell as a package, but might consider selling separately.

    I can get you a list of parts or in contact with him if anyone is seriously interested.
     
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    I am not aware of any primarily wooded high-wing or parasol-wing aircraft that are approved for aerobatics. It would certainly be possible to recreate a clip-wing Cub or the like from Wag-Aero's Cub replicas

    There are many low-wing designs to choose from with steel-tube fuselages and wood wings, Dan Rihn's One Design comes to mind, for example. Claude Piel and Marcel Jurca, both French, did all-wood aerobatic designs with one of Piel's becoming the Mudry CAP designs.

    Avions - Marcel Jurca - Aircraft
    Claude Piel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Homebuilt Homepage - Kits & Plans - S. Littner

    Cheers,

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    Check out the Jungster 2, a high wing parasol, fully aerobatic fun machine. I am building the Jungster 1, fully aerobatic all wood bipe. 100-150 hp lyc, or even a 0-200 has been used.
     
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    How about a French design - all wood, low wing, single place, aerobatic O-200 powered plane? A very nice flying plane. I think you can even put an O-320 Lycoming on it.

    The Jurca Tempete. Plans are still available.

    Wally
     
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    Corby Starlett. Low cost aerobatics extrordinare!
     
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    I've heard nothing but good things about the Corby Starlet!
     
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    Another wooden aerobatic aircraft is the DynAero CR100, also from France. Low wing, side-by-side seating, 180 or 200 hp Lycoming.
     
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    D'oh!!! I forgot about that one... how embarassing, cause a friend of mine has one and says it does nice aerobatics.
     
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    Falco is aerobatic but you must be very careful doing aerobatics with such a clean airframe. Very easy to exceed the design limits on the downline with improper control input. There are better planes for aerobatics and if you could find a highwing or parasol aerobatic it would probably be more fun due to its slower speed range. A clipped-wing Cub replica by WAG-AERO might be your best bet as it's a proven design that will be fun and safe.

    PS- I'm not knocking the Falco, it's very good at what it's designed for...fast travel in style.
     
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    I am currently looking at the DynAero CR100 for my project. Does anyone have any first hand experience on building one of this? A CEA-309 would also be great if one could get plans.
     

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