Arbiter Posted November 2, 2009 Share Posted November 2, 2009 Hi Folks, I wanted to let anyone know who was interested that I have completed the preliminary sizing effort on Project Endeavour. Endeavour is a design for an aircraft meant to carry 2 heavier passengers starting from a clean sheet of paper. Since I've been here on CanardZone, I have been interested in building my own airplane, either a Cozy at first, and then a LongEZ. I am afflicted with fatticus maximus that I put myself into (And have been working hard getting back out of it) and that is I am way over the normal size used for designing aircraft (170 Lbs).... I do not see this condition changing any time soon since eating right, playing fast racquetball 5 days a week doesn't seem to make a dent. Naturally, this becomes an issue when I want to build an airplane meant for a smaller sized person. I would have to modify the LongEZ, and I could not carry full fuel in the Cozy or LongEZ with full passenger loads. To me, I see this as compromising the original design intent of these aircraft. As has been said on this forum many times, "Major modifications can cause huge headaches in the build, and reduce the overall performance of the aircraft". The point I am trying to make is I would have to modify these beautiful aircraft too much to suit my needs. It would be like using a dremel to make a round hole to fit a square peg, even though the square peg would like a sleek composite aircraft. After looking at my options, I have decided to do a design on my own aircraft, and that is Project Endeavour. I have just completed the preliminary weight sizing of the aircraft, and I think I can actually pull this off. I have the preliminary sizing documents I created detailing my initial sizing specifications for Endeavour. Unfortunately I cannot seem to upload files at the moment, and I have large PDFs to share. If anyone wants to take a look at what I have just PM me and I will send the documents. I hope to be establishing a website within the next year or so to document the design on. Thank you! -Chris Quote Chris Zupp ~Aircraft Designer~ Preliminary Design Sequence I: Project Endeavour Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineer Private Pilot Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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