Re: vw in a q -1
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Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 6:54 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: vw in a q -1
THANKS FOR THE RESPONCE CRAIG !
I WOULD EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO USE A FABRIC COVERING !
OVER A THE SPACE FRAME............
MY #1. PROBLEM IS THE WINGS........ THEY MUST BE STRONG AND FAIL
--- In Q-LIST@..., craig@... wrote:
> Quoting mxmfg <mxmfg@...>:
> > HOW ABOUT A VW 2180 IN A Q-1 WITH TRI-GEAR FOR OPENERS ?
> > SO TO SHAPE A COWLING AROUND THE VW ENGINE IS EASY....
> > I`M THINKING A TUBE SPACE FRAME TO WILL ALLOW FOR THE EXTRA H.P
> > THE EXTRA ENGINE WEIGHT.......SEEMS LIKE A SMALL CRAFT LIKE THAT
> > WOULD REALLY GO !
> Yes, something like that would be a rocket; sort of a piston-
> equivalent of a T-38.
> Keep in mind, the radical re-design you're talking about is
> essentially designing an entirely new airplane.
> The quickie body is very small and tight to begin with; a tubular
> frame would cut into the already limited space. And the shell is
> structural element, so it's not insubstantial. You're talking
> engineering a craft that has incredibly high weight per wing area
> incredibly low weight per horsepower.
> If you want something with as much power as a 2180 in a frame the
> of a quickie, I think you would be better served by just designing
> from scratch. That way you can put the airfoils where they need
> for that weight distribution.
> What you're talking about is certainly possible, but it's the sort
> thing to be taken on by a fully fledged aeronautical engineer, or
> someone who has the patience, meticulous nature and natural talent
> figure out all the details themselves.
> Just my $.031
> Craig Steffen