Dragonfly N41GK info
Dragonflies come in a few flavors when it comes to landing gear configurations:
MkI - main gear on the canard tips
mkII - main gear inboard on the canard
mkIIh - hoop main gear connected to the fuselage, probably the most desireable configuration and the one I searched out.
mkIII - tricycle gear
My dragonfly specs are:
engine - limbach l2000 80hp
dual side sticks
nav and strobe lights
antiservo tabs - think power steering for roll control
cruise - 140mph indicated
empty weight - 746 could save 25 pounds with a lipo battery and avionics upgrades
gross - 1250 pounds
This particular plane was purchased from Jeff LeTempt and is an excellent example of a very well built dragonfly.
Workin on the bug
Well I brought the dragonfly home the first weekend of June, and spent the rest of the week getting it back together.
the trip was a fast one. Dad and I drove up to Alabama on a Friday With my brother in laws car hauler, stayed in a holiday inn express. Took the plane apart. Put the fuselage in the car hauler, and the wing and canard in a Penske box truck. Then we drove all the way to my parents house on the west coast of Florida. Stayed the night, got up Sunday and drove it to my house. Luckily Monday was a holiday for me, so I got a shade hangar ASAP. We took it over to the hangar and Spent the day getting the wing and canard on With my dad, father in law, and my wife’s youngest brother. Certainly a big family project, and thankfully my dad could go along and drive one of the vehicles too, absolute life saver.