- Plank-style wing would be very easy to construct from dollar tree foam/readi-board
- Tractor prop would be quieter than pusher
- Pod could be used for a camera with no obstruction from prop
- To connect the pod securely to the main fuselage (or wing), would require additional weight a traditional pusher prop wing won't require. Such additional complexity would mean more work in the event of the crash.
- Spinning blades of doom in the front. Nuff' said.
- Wetted area of the addition pod, would pose much more drag than a single in-line fuselage on a pusher wing.
- The flight characteristics of my kfm4 wing were superb, and I thought that it would be better to start from an already good design.
250g is truly a challenging limit to build to. Not only do we need to use lightweight components, we have to decide between spending the weight on batteries for longer flight times, or for payloads.
Lightweight aircraft also have difficulty flying in the wind.
I'll be reverting to a pusher chevron wing design. It's long been my wish to have a wood fuselage alongside foam wings, and with my canard project stalled, this will be my new target.