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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Fuselage/wing on monoplanes?


Thread: [Acro] Re: Fuselage/wing on monoplanes?

Message: [Acro] Re: Fuselage/wing on monoplanes?

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Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 14:11:42 UTC



Not all aerobatic monoplanes have a single main spar from wing tip to wing 
tip.  Those that you mentioned do.  They have a bridge structure in the 
fuselage truss so that the wing can be mated or de-mated.  Some times the 
wing  comes in at the top sometimes it comes in from below.  The principles 
are the same.  The engineering design details are different.

Two exceptions to this type of construction are the Velox which has wing 
spars that "plug in" from the side similar to glider construction concepts.  
This has the advantage of being a "trailerable" aircraft.  In theory one 
could also produce different airfoil designs for different missions etc.

The other exception was the Unlimited category mid wing externally braced 
(flying and landing wires) aircraft built by Dr. Carruthers in the Phoenix 
area many years ago.  It was quite a performer.  In the air you couldn't see 
the wires and it had a very attractive plan form.

Your question was very interesting and provided me with a flood of memories 
of former good times.

Dick Rihn
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