Hans S Posted August 26, 2008 Share Posted August 26, 2008 I've been wondering something. It seems a lot of people are going to the extended strake. Has anyone thought of going the other way? What I'm thinking is taking the leading edge of the wing straight to the fuse. I realize that fuel storage would be drastically reduced. I keep hearing that the strake isn't a lifting surface, so, shortening (along the fuse) it shouldn't cause too much issue and it would lighten the total weight of the aircraft. Does the strake/fuse area of attachment really need to be that much to absorb the twisting in the wing, or is all the stress being absorbed in the spar? What I'm thinking is this: 1. enough fuel for 3-4 hour flight. 2. fuel pods for those REALLY long trips. 3. Huge advantage in view as it can be taken back almost to the rear seat. 4. less air friction area. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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