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... a bit, if there is a structurally sound way to do this. If you just change the wing's incidence angle, without also changing the tail's ... or you might not regain control until you retract the flaps. If your aircraft uses a moveable horizontal stab for pitch trim, then a change in ...
by Kevin Horton
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:44 am
 
Forum: Aircraft Design
Topic: W&B, angle of incidence
Replies: 18
Views: 21106

... for too long. If true, this means that the VW might be OK if you had an aircraft that allowed you to run at low power except for take-off, but you ... points, so the load on each one is half that, or (W x N x D)/(2 x H). Just to get an idea of the forces involved, lets say that the CG of the engine/prop ...
by Kevin Horton
Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:37 am
 
Forum: Firewall Forward
Topic: Engine Mount Modification
Replies: 7
Views: 10466

Engine Mount Mod.

While I still need to do something with my engine mount, I just got word from Mr. Ray Stits after he looked at a series of photos of my aircraft, saying it is definately NOT, a Stits Playboy . So, on that point, I am again back to ...
by J. C. Wheeler
Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Firewall Forward
Topic: Engine Mount Modification
Replies: 7
Views: 10466

Engine Mount Mod.

... but is classified as I understand it as aerobatic. I believe the aircraft was designed for a pretty substantial 'G' load rating. The wingspan ... My thoughts are to use the engine mount I have, (which again, measures just 2 to 2 1/2 inches from reaching each and every one of the 4 mount points ...
by J. C. Wheeler
Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Firewall Forward
Topic: Engine Mount Modification
Replies: 7
Views: 10466

Don't cut corners here.

... Sean moves it. One thing to keep in mind - if the engine comes off the aircraft in flight, the CG will move very far aft. This usually ends up with ... that you are trusting your life to it. Do a proper job, don't just shoot for the cheapest mod that is marginally acceptable. How much is ...
by Kevin Horton
Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Firewall Forward
Topic: Engine Mount Modification
Replies: 7
Views: 10466

General Discussion

For general RV discussion just post to the "Vans RV Aircraft" forum and do not select an aircraft.

Sean C.
by Sean_Caranna
Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Van's RV Aircraft
Topic: HI all fellow RV-8ers
Replies: 1
Views: 7037

I'm new to the forum and just getting tuned in, so I've got a couple questions to bring me up to steam with your ... like replacing the engine with one that is 122lbs heavier, you should weigh the aircraft and establish the new basic weight and moment. Did you do that ??? 2. When You ...
by Altoq
Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Aircraft Design
Topic: W&B, angle of incidence
Replies: 18
Views: 21106

Add your aircraft to the Wings Forum Logo!

... by now many of you have noticed your airplane flying above "WingsForum" in the upper left logo. If you would like to see your plane here just submit a good image of it as your avatar or post a gif or jpg of it in this topic. I'll add them to the logo rotation as they come in. I usually ...
by Sean_Caranna
Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:49 am
 
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Add your aircraft to the Wings Forum Logo!
Replies: 7
Views: 15524

The FK 12 Biplane

Just wanted to let John know that I have just been visiting his web-site while having my morning coffee. Very Nice Photos of some Very Nice aircraft. The builders and you are both to be complimented. Beautifully contstructed aircraft. Do have ...
by J. C. Wheeler
Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Hangar Flying
Topic: FK12 Biplane
Replies: 2
Views: 6843

Welcome to Wingsforum.com

... email based groups that many of our fellow homebuilders and pilots use just can't compete with the forum format for organization of topics, searching ... more of our brethren will come. If you currently run an experimental aircraft related email list, BBS or forum and would like to make the switch ...
by Sean_Caranna
Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:21 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome to Wingsforum.com
Replies: 0
Views: 13683

Prop Loads on a Corvair

... is more to see: http://www.freewebs.com/brannen/index.html On the Corvaircraft e-mail list that I belong to there was some concern about running ... different airplanes with fixed pitch props flying at minimum speed (just above stall), the average prop efficiency in this region was about 0.4. ...
by Johnny luvs Biplanes
Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Corvair Engine Technical Discussions
Topic: Prop Loads on a Corvair
Replies: 2
Views: 15923

2-Place Corvair Personal Cruiser?

... a 2-Place Corvair Personal Cruiser? I think the CPC will be a great aircraft but I just can't commit to a single seat aircraft. Perhaps splitting the fuselage panel and adding ...
by Sean_Caranna
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Cruiser
Topic: 2-Place Corvair Personal Cruiser?
Replies: 6
Views: 11996

New to group. Fly Corvairs

I just joined the group. Looks impressive so far.. I Currently fly two aircraft with a Corvair. A Pietenpol completed in 1995 and a Davis DA-2A completed in 1987. Looking forward to further discussions.
by jdavis2a
Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:04 pm
 
Forum: Corvair Engine Technical Discussions
Topic: hmmmm a Corvair forum
Replies: 6
Views: 13226

Bob Taylor from Wadsworth, Ohio

Just found this forum and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Bob Taylor from Wadsworth, Ohio, ... I have a wonderful wife who works and three sons, one in college. I've been interested in aircraft for many years. So far, I've only been able to satisfy my interest through radio-controlled ...
by xlhbob
Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bob Taylor from Wadsworth, Ohio
Replies: 0
Views: 2833

Cheep Wings. What aircraft can you build for around $10k?

I'm just starting an Evans VP-2 that I plan to power with a Corvair engine. But I'm still at a point where I can change projects without wasting much at all. I'll I've done so far is buy tools, build a shop table, and the firewall. ...
by Sean_Caranna
Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:11 am
 
Forum: Hangar Flying
Topic: Cheep Wings. What aircraft can you build for around $10k?
Replies: 11
Views: 13578
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