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Old 03-12-2008, 07:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks Good!

I had the privilege to consult and power a HPA in the early 80's. Unfortunately, the Warped Wing and trailing tail design had big parasite drag problems. I'd trained up to give 'er ~265watts for an hour or two, but any course adjustment made it closer to 300watts. We made our spars with kevlar tape wrapped around aluminum tubing, then ate the aluminum out with acid.

Will this be speed contest or endurance? How many watts will the occupant deliver and for what period of time? I'm a USA Cycling Coach, so I'm very in to the power training.

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