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Barnaby Wainfan

Barnaby Wainfan
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Barnaby Wainfan is a principal aerodynamics engineer for Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Design organization. A private pilot with single engine and glider ratings, Barnaby has been involved in the design of unconventional airplanes including canards, joined wings, flying wings and some too strange to fall into any known category.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: balance, part 3.

Wind Tunnel

Design Process-balance, part 2.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: balance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and landing distance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and stall speed.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and takeoffs.

Repair Barn to the Rescue

The Aircraft Repair Barn at Oshkosh is where airplanes that have mechanical problems or damage go to be repaired during AirVenture.  The Repair Barn...

Wind Tunnel

Design process-wing size.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-initial weights.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-size, bones, and balance.

In Case You Missed it

Plane and Simple

Double-duty band saws.

Light Stuff

Dave Martin introduces us to the Gobosh factory-built Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) from Poland. Positioned at the luxury end of the LSA spectrum, there are two models: the all-metal G700S and the composite G800 XP, each of which includes standard six-pack instrumentation and leather seats.

Taxes and Shipping Additional

Most homebuilders—and just I’m spit-balling here—have waited a long time to justify the cost of building an airplane.

Up With Smoke

Installing a smoke system to make your mark in the sky. By Luca "Luke" Perazzolli.