Questions tagged [wittman-tailwind]

A popular high-performance homebuilt aircraft designed by Steve Wittman and sold in kit form since 1953.

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What are these blades on the engine cowling of a Wittman Tailwind?

The Florida Air Museum in Lakeland has a Wittman W-8 Tailwind with four wooden, propeller-like blades on the engine cowling: Source: own work What are the blades for? It's an experimental aircraft ...
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What challenges may be foreseen to adapting the Wittman Tailwind as an E-LSA?

The Wittman Tailwind is a great performing aircraft which can be built on a budget. Many potential builders have considered adapting the design as a light sport aircraft. What challenges could be ...