http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhein-Flugzeugbau_Fanlinerhttp://translate.google.com/translate?s ... u_Fanliner
The second prototype Fl-1 (D-EBFL) was the forward fuselage and cockpit by Luigi Colani redesigned and enlarged the span of the wing. The first flight of this also equipped with a more powerful engine machine took place on 4 September 1976.
first time i've seen spec's. lets see how I did on my educated-guess/assumed engineering
7.45 / 9.61 meters.
12.22ft / 15.76ft
13' semi-length, 2' lateral offset. 15' total span. 95%
Tare 520 kg 545 kg (empty weight)
1,146lb / 1,201lb
Mine 1600lb. 75% to actual
Takeoff weight 750 kg 850 kg (maxgross)
1,653lb / 1,873lb
Mine 2290 lb. 82% to actual
180lb (standard occupant, x2) 360lb.
max gross 1873lb - 360lb = 1513lb
1513 lb - empty weight 1201 lb = 312 lb of fuel.
Mine, 300lb fuel. 96% of actual.
The drive was carried out by a liquid-cooled two-disc rotary engine KKM 871 of Audi NSU with 160 horsepower
Mine, 200hp. but was based on similar basis to a Cherokee 160. but how does 200vs160 measure. 80% of actual. and yep, Rotary Wankel.
Ooop, I see what I did. based on ~160hp engine, I put a turbo on mine with flat rating to 12K and upped it's hp to 200. You can lower it to 160hp and remove the 12,000 flat rated # if you want to. I'd prefer to leave it in to make it more sporty and lively. so your call if you leave me at 80% estimate for that, or give me the 100% on engine.
experience based, educated guessing
ok. so now that better #'s are available. I'll update the CFL. I do like seeing my educated guesses be ~80-90% accurate, with no other information available other than approximation off of a sketchy photograph, and my assumptions of what would be most reasonable
Only area where my estimations were more off on was estimating the vintage and going toward weights of a cherokee 140 (all metal),
not assuming lower convenient light weights from fiberglass.
I've updated the master model with the now available published empty, max, and fuel weights. your choice what you do with the engine, and i'm not changing the span which was already within .76'/95%. I'll take that as a good score to keep. plus the tip lights are on the invisible acf wings which I won't change around.