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Old Sep 14, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Your logic is flawed :-) Gee Bee exampled has a Very streamlined/ sophisticated fuse/shape.. despite all shade tree opinions.
It was a successful, purpose designed race machine built for max speed.
Gee Bees don't fly slow happily... wing loading is wayyy too high. IF memory serves wasn't the Bulldog a racer?
If so it's needing a.. much.. lower weight/ wing loading to float about.
Only thing of concern is the amount of prop extending beyond the engine cowl.. as there are views that only the outer edges of props actually do the 'heavy lifting'. Size the prop accordingly, then decide what motor is indicated.
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