fmanh2 Posted July 19, 2005 Share Posted July 19, 2005 Hi everybody! I have recently begun the journey to learn more about how to build my own airplane. The canard type has struck me as being a quite good and efficient design on the whole. However, being the newbee I am, there is a lot to learn before undertaking this kind of project, and therefore I am forced to, ahem ask maybe dumb questions. I am currently investigating airplanes that can be built from plans. The aircraft should carry upto 4 (2*90+2*75+25, all weights in kilograms, sorry, I am afterall european!) passengers with baggage, along with ample fuel levels for up 2.5 hours of flying. The only aircraft comming close seams to be the cozy mark IV. HOwever, even that design seams to be right there on the edge with those requirements. I was thinking of using the deltahawk 200 hp diesel engine (I kind of like the concept with a two stroke diesel!). My questions are: 1) Is there any experience of the deltahawk diesel engine in a cozy or similar design (besides the velocity)? 2) I am 1.90 meters (should be roughly, hahum, 5 ft 8" (?)), is the cozy cabin large enough when you are a bit longer than normal? I seem to recall to have seen that this is not an uncommon problem? 3) With a quick calculation it seems to be hard to meet the requiements above in regards of weight with the standar cozy (or am I simply missing out on something)? Is there any possibility to achieve a somewhat higher lift? I am aware of the balance of lift between the canard and the main wing. Or is there any alternatives aircrafts to look at? I hope I haven't bothered you with my, perhaps stupid questions! regards JH Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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