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Old 12-30-2018, 11:18 PM
rv7charlie rv7charlie is offline
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I don't follow your logic. The Bushby Mustang II has a tapered wing, and even the old non-prepunched kit wings were no worse to build than the old -4/-6 wings. And they've been available prepunched for quite a while. It's still a flat wrap wing. CNC makes many perceived problems disappear.

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Old 12-30-2018, 11:19 PM
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Pascal, welcome to VAF

Have you thought about a Rocket with the Evo wing?
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:42 AM
Captain Bravo Captain Bravo is offline
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Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
Pascal, welcome to VAF

Have you thought about a Rocket with the Evo wing?
Hi Mike, thanks for welcoming me here. The Rocket might be too much airplane for me.

In my quest for the next airplane, I am looking to solve four shortcomings of my current airplane which are limited range and speed, certified prices for everything (especially avionics), and a very small community of owners for an aircraft which is out of production but still supported by its manufacturer.

I have been reading the forums here for a while. Iím thinking an IO-320 or IO-360 with a fixed pitch propeller to keep the complexity, weight and price down. Apart from the occasional aileron roll and looping, I am not planning on any serious aerobatics. The mission calls for an aircraft that can reliably give me 500 nautical miles plus reserve, on a 20 knots headwind.

I donít know much about airplane building but I have designed, scratch built and flown several RC airplanes.

Letís say I want to build a wing that would be similar to the RV8ís wing, but two feet wider and tapered. Could I build the wing upside down on a flat surface? The resulting wing when turned upright would be horizontal and the taper would provide some dihydral on the underside?
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