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Old Mar 22, 2005, 12:04 PM
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Except for takeoff, the test flights in the video are all done at half throttle, coasting along at ca. 1200 Watts. Duration in this mode is about 4 mins, with another 2 mins reserve.

Sofiane, Something like that could work.

I see some advantages and disadvantages:

Advantage is that you mount the LG legs on the sturdy wing root, and gain some additional space on the sides by moving the ducts inward.

Disadvantage is that you loose some space between the ducts to mount the fans securely, and that you have much longer retract legs, which increases the torque & stress on the mounts.

If you mount the retracts under the ducts, you can with some planning move the ducts & fans up a bit, and gain more space (admitedly not much, just a few mm's).
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