Jean-Pierre showed the previous iterations to a group of pilot friends and they felt that the prop rotating around the boom was a good idea and that we should go back to it. So our latest design combines the high wing with the boom going through the prop hub. Spec is still 31 kilos dry.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Another version. The fairing construction is not fully decided. The wheel is a standard 305-mm bicycle rim with 375 mm outer diameter. It's very sturdy and if it breaks you can rebuild it with more spokes or thicker spokes. Conventional controls with a side mounted stick (on right hand) and rudder pedals. The transparent color is fabric, 57 g/m2 (1.7 oz per sq yd). The opaque color is 0.8 mm plywood.