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Paul Courchesne
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leading egde

Post by Paul Courchesne » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:29

Hi folks -- redoing my wings right now and a very experience mechanic told me to run the leading edge 4" past the spar for increased cruise speed. Anyone tried this? Anyone think it would help as well?

Paul 8)

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Post by joea » Tue Jan 13, 2009 13:35

Not sure how it would help but its not according to the Aeronca blueprint so it would require a field approval.


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Nathan K. Hammond
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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Tue Jan 13, 2009 13:55

Not sure about speed. By extending the leading edge, it helps maintain the the true airfoil section longer; instead of the scalloping you normally see. Is it worth it...???

Here's the disccusion from the supercub site....
http://www.supercub.org/phpbb2/viewtopi ... 95&start=0

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