Sunday, March 24, 2013

another version

The Center of Gravity is too far back in this picture, I need to move the wing & struts a bit further back to compensate. There is no longer any tube coming down from the engine because the carbon tube should be strong enough without any support. The pilot would be wearing an aero-helmet. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

another version with tractor engine

We said that the layout was definitive, well, no. We're still checking out alternate layouts.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

simplified structure using rigid struts

A simpler fuselage using thick, rigid struts to take the principal flight loads in positive and negative G. The fairing is the same, it's just not shown in these images

Monday, December 3, 2012

straight line fuselage

The fuselage has been modified. It's still a 60 mm wide box section but it's all made out of straight lines. The material is carbon reinforced wood and we had two reasons to migrate to a straight line shape, one is simplicity of construction (each straight segment can be a rectangle of 1mm plywood, overlapped with the next)  and also ease of reinforcement by straight carbon fiber rods included inside the structure seams. In this layout, the pilot is also lying down a bit more, to reduce frontal area and interference with the wing.