Design and System Ideas

I’ve settled on a simple white paint job with a couple of stripes.

 

Systems

This is the place where I want to dump my ideas and wants for systems in the airplane.

The plan is a tailwheel and a sliding canopy. There is a TON of debate on both of these, but I have flown in RVs with both the slider and the tip-up, and I decided that though you can’t beat the visibility in a tip-up, I wasn’t bothered by the windshield frame. The concept of the slider is just cool (think P-51), so as of this writing, that’s the direction I’m going.

LED Nav lights by David LaSala of McKinney (website / How-To)

Wingtip strobes: Whelen Vertex Hide-A-Way LED strobes

3M carbon fiber overlay