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Old Jan 31, 2009, 12:09 PM
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Project QR-1 - Rutan Quickie Racer

Thanking about kick off a PSS project for the upcoming slope soaring season.

Quickie is the choice - I love the streamline body shape and the challenge of of Tandem wing design.

A few question before I jump ahead. Your inputs are greatly appreciated.

- What's the target wind loading?
I fly at ~15 mph wind on a "OK" slope (most of time) or within 1 hr driving distance from SF Bay Area (occasionally).

- Wing span - shooting for 48 in (would consider 60 in if necessary)

- Construction - is "molded fuse + bagged wing" a good choice? Will I run into "repair for every landing"? Are the "narrow chord" and landing gear on
the win a headache down the road? Is the EPP a better bet?

Thanks in advance for your comments/inputs,
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