3-VIEW DESIGN DETAIL FOR "DOVE" ULTRALIGHT
from New Mexico
reality part 1
hybrid organic/mechanical landing gear and birdlike flare-stall landing
"wears" balloon wheels attached to sleeves which can slide inward
(for retracting) or outward (for landing) along axle when, in the latter
case, axle is pulled back and allowed to drop beneath airframe.
Pilot's shoes are secured within footplates welded to sleeves; because these
sleeves can rotate as well as slide along axle, the rear-curving heel
of the footplates extends downward as a braking skid when pilot raises toes
close to vertical.
As in the
short-fuselage U-control "combat" model airplanes of the '50s, the
elevator and "flaps" rotate in opposite directions, allowing for
almost birdlike "flare and drop" landings. Rudder and
aileron control remains conventional.
two long outrigger skids, made from flexible fiberglass or
carbon-fiber-enhanced material, help keep the propeller and delicate tail
assembly out of the dirt, as well as some of the weight off the pilot's legs
during takeoff and landing.
following drawing and designs were done in the first years after becoming a
believer in Messiah Yeshua.
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