Steve Wittman's Buttercup story

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Steve Wittman's Buttercup story

Postby planecrazzzy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:17 pm

This is a interesting article...

http://www.oshkosh365.org/saarchive/eaa_articles/1989_05_01.pdf



Here's a sample:

Steve checks the leading edge flaps on Buttercup. When deployed, a full span leading
edge flap and a slotted trailing edge flap increase lift by as much as 100%, and reduce
the stall speed by as much as 30%. This is simple technology that dates back to at
least 1919, but is rarely used on lightplanes.

Holy crap !!!!


I like the part where a guy came Bragging about his plane....

Steve said they'd "mark" where his wheels lifted off....

and Steve would "land AND take off" within that distance....

Then , go up and Dust the guy on top end....



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Postby kmccune » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:52 pm

Mike this link is broken, do you know where I can find the story?
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Steve's story

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:36 pm

This is a good story...

I changed the link above.... it should work now...
Actually... I fixed it again , EAA kept changing the address.
This is a PDF from out Buttercup/STOL Forum.
So the link should keep working now.
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Here it is again...
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https://xa.yimg.com/df/Buttercup-STOL/Buttercup.pdf?token=UIgudt796-rxEW2hF7adNJlH6lC-K3qwMLnELnS1_x7SknQPHLgAUSVE9L0zJndDVy0uc16wR9VW_KhmPwEw611OA46EoAFcWKmrPPDqWZGGNzTEzxe7VHlpPvOFlnNzFowuqfQJeg2wGUVfgHM&type=download

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