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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: 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.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 7-runway surface.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 6-obstacles.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 5-airports.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

ELSA condition inspections, converting an ELSA to E/A-B, non-TSOd lighting.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.
Subsonex paint

Turbine Temptation: Adding Some Color

John Stahr performs airbrush magic on the jet.

Parts Off, Parts On!

Learning how to disassemble and assemble Lycoming engines.