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Bailey-Moyes Dragonfly

26.5k Sunnyskies  3.3 years ago

A replica of the Australian Dragonfly ultralight. The Dragonfly is easily identifiable by its tandem 2-seater configuration, top-mounted pusher engine, and flaperon wings. This replica is close to actual size, and carefully re-weighted to a realistic mass. However, it handles a little strangely. The flaps behave oppositely of how you'd expect, and it has an unrealistically high drag. It takes off, flies, and soars all under 100 mph. So, like its real-life counterpart, it's built for low-speed leisure flights. Also, let it roll to a stop. Braking even a little will flip it.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 34.7ft (10.6m)
  • Length 20.2ft (6.2m)
  • Height 11.7ft (3.6m)
  • Empty Weight 893lbs (405kg)
  • Loaded Weight 995lbs (451kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.251
  • Wing Loading 3.4lbs/ft2 (16.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 295.0ft2 (27.4m2)
  • Drag Points 5242

Parts

  • Number of Parts 77
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    26.5k Sunnyskies

    @Treadmill103 @Cryingheart Thanks!

    3.3 years ago
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    68.7k Treadmill103

    Lots of fun to fly! Really stable. Love it.

    3.3 years ago
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    A very special idea!

    3.3 years ago
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    26.5k Sunnyskies

    Oh yeah. One thing I overlooked. Set the car engine to AG7 so you don't throttle it up and burn pointless fuel.

    3.3 years ago