Would converting a Lazair ultralight to 4 x 3 Hp engines ( 12 Hp total ) and using the props along the entire wingspan as distributed propulsion produce a Clmax of 4.5?
I understand the original Lazair had 2 x 5.5 hp engines, for a total hp of 11hp.
I understand the Lazair has no slats or flaps, so the clmax of it's wing would be about 1.5.
I also understand that distributed propulsion adds about a cLmax of 3 to a wing.
So, what would happen if you converted a Lazair to a 4 engine plane with 6' propellers across 100% of it's entire wingspan to generate distributed propulsion?
Would the clmax jump from 1.5 to about 4.5 or is 12 Hp way too low to produce an increase in lift of 3? If 12Hp is too low, how much Hp is required?