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Mann's Newsletter 11-18-2007
Due to the fact that I had so much trouble finding suitable wood at
my local lumber yards on a new design (stearman 2 seat biplane), a
decision was made to start offering plans sent by email on pdf files.
Sort of Ragwings new “Save a Tree” campaign. Since our
hobby still uses the most affordable building material (wood) or also
considered (All natural composit) the least we can do is offer to
save natural resources whenever we can. So you may now get plans whichever
way you prefer. Either send hard copy by mail printed on 100% recycled
paper or sent to you by email. To get them by email simply state that
on your order page. This will also benefit people overseas which will
save on your postage cost and long wait. All plans are available on
pdf files, even the hangar, ultrahalf VW, etc.
Because PDF files are so easy to copy and put downloadable all RagWing
Prints that are now on PDF files will have a fresh copyright and are
registered with the library of congress for copyright protection.
I understand that 99 % of folks are honest and do not wish to offend
those and hope you understand that there still are a few who continue
to be less than honest and sell copies of copyrighted Ragwing plans
without permission. This is unfortunate and a ongoing problem that
has not gone away and I would like to thank you folks who let me know
when someone selling orig. ragwing plans arise. Thanks. Most people
when asked nicely simply do the right thing.
Stearman! (RW29) Youthought by now that I wasn’t going to say
anything about it huh! As of today, 12 ribs are built. Stick built
and using the orginal airfoil and reduced to 80% scale. Also the fuselage
is framed. It was built square but later will get formers to make
it around to resemble the orig. Alum. Tank has been welded and nose
cowling purchased. So the project is far from complete and I will
only guess at a Nov. completion date. Notice that I did not say Nov.
of which year! Only problem so far is that it is taking away from
time to finish the Ragcat which is in the process of being covered
at this point. When it is finished and flown the ragwing.net master
and you will be the first to know. The Ragcat is the current priority.
Description of RagWing. It will closely resemble the old Bobcat except
that it will have dual wing struts. It is being built to be a cropduster
replica. Main design goal is a 5 minute wingfold that is less than
8 feet wide. In order to fold the wings what you do is to disconnect
of flap with one bolt per side. It then hangs out of the way. Then
put the pins on the front wing strut strap and front wing root fitting.
It then sweeps back in place. The ailerons are not disconnected. To
do this it uses a new airfoil which has different spar locations so
it can not be added to any other ragwing design so it is all new.
Although I have been able to fold wings in the past they have never
been something that can be done so quickly which is road tow able.
The prototype has the kaw. 440 installed and anything up to 52 hp
will be ok. It is 16 ft. long and 19 foot long by 7’10”
folded. With the current quick release pins installed it can be folded
by one person in 2 minutes. With the cheaper bolts installed it should
take 10 minutes. Also a high wing model has been drawn up but only
the ribs have been built so far and are awaiting shop space in order
Lastly I am working on a question and answer section to be put onto
the web site and currently drawing plans for the ragcat. As we are
once again approaching the holidays and the end of 2007 I would like
to thank everyone for continued support and encouragement to continue
building and offering plans and understanding that this is not a business
but a hobby and I still have to work for a living. It is great fun
to see others able to build and fly affordable and safe proven aircraft.
Happy Holidays, Roger Mann