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  • Re: hello ,im new here

    pictures would help ,I just received plans ,but picture is always better thank you jan On Friday, April 17, 2015 12:27 PM, "Vern Lehman smeshno1@...

    jany77@sbcglobal.net 3 days ago
  • Re: hello ,im new here

    Understood. Would it help if I took photos of my Dragonfly canard and wing...both of which are strapped to the rafters, and both have already been on a flying

    smeshno1 3 days ago
  • Re: hello ,im new here

    in case ill leave us and would like to take the plane with me,this way it would be easier to disassemble and put inside container

    jany77@sbcglobal.net 5 days ago
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The rights to the Dragonfly have been sold by Dart Industries and the new owners are not yet offering plans or parts for sale.

This is the Dragonfly builders/fliers list. If you've just joined the list, please introduce yourself! We have a friendly gang here and it helps to know what people are interested in.

The Dragonfly is a low-cost, homebuilt sport plane with a canard planform. The canard design provides low wing loading to produce exciting performance with a wide variety of engines and brings the added plus of exceptional stall resistance.

You can pick from three different landing gear configurations:

The original Mark I (MK I) is best suited for paved runways and wide taxiways, due to its wide wheel spacing.

The Mark II (MK II) was designed to allow builders to fly from narrow runways and grass strips. It would be suitable for operation from any field that would be used by factory built aircraft.

Although not an official designation of the designer, there is a variant of the MK II that is know as the MK IIH due to its hoop style landing gear. The landing gear may be made of composite materials or aluminum.

The final aircraft in the Dragonfly family is the Mark III (MK III) which has a tricycle landing gear configuration. It was designed to retain all the good looks of the Dragonfly while offering excellent ground handling and easy landing characteristics.

DRAGONFLY SPECIFICATIONS (According to the Manufacturer)

Configuration – Canard. Seating - 2 (side-by-side).

Cockpit Width - 43".

Construction - Moldless foam/fiberglass composite sandwich.

Empty Weight - 605 lbs. (1835 V.W. Engine).

Gross Weight - 1150 lbs. (1300 with additional spar lay-ups).

Stall Speed - 48 mph indicated.

Cruise Speed - 165 mph.

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