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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks slick!
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mamero



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew windsurfing could be an expensive sport but now I need to buy a plane too?! Sheesh. I might have a hard time explaining this one to my wife.
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mamero



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grantmac017 wrote:
Just one more for fun:


That is one baddass de Havilland Beaver.
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snapster



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

konajoe wrote:
Looks like a horrible and dangerous idea.

Has this been done before? I wouldn't want to mess with the aerodynamics and effect on stability.

We all know what boards on roof racks do to mileage. How are you going to account for extra fuel consumption?

Ever try to carry that board in 30 kts in your hands? Now up it to 150 and deal with the square function of force and wind speed.


One thing to keep in mind is have you ever driven a car with a roof bike rack? When there's a bike on it, the car doesn't feel very different. I'm sure there's a fair amount of drag force, but not compared with the car as a whole.

The surf board will have some drag (though not much, since it's oriented correctly), but it's positioned quite close to the center of mass of the plane, so it shouldn't have too much effect on flying.
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rexi



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a little follow up. We have been doing some more flying with the gear attached and doing flight tests.

The setup doesnŽt seem to have any negative effect on the flying ability of the plane, not top speed or stall speed. I hope do have a flying windsurfing session this weekend and iŽll post some more pics soon.
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