This is a brief summary of the Formula V Technical Rules Specification
available from the Formula V Air Racing Association
Summary of the Formula V airframe rules:
Formula V airplanes are homebuilt and FAA licensed in the Experimental category.
There are several existing designs, or (if you're capable) you can design your own. The current raceplanes designs in use are:
Race #14 Sonerai-1 "Beetlebomb" was built by Charlie Terry of Kings Park, NY and won the 1985 National Championship.
Blueprints & some prefabricated components are available from Great Plains Aircraft Supply Co., Inc. Box 545, Boys Town, NE 68010 (402) 493-6507. Ask for Steve Bennett, or email to Steve Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Wittman V-Witt was built by Jim Vliet of Red Bank, NJ
Blueprints are available from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
Cassutt III-M with Formula V engine
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The Cassutt racer, a popular design used in Formula One air racing, can be used in Formula V air racing when fitted with the sport 75 sq. ft. wing and a Formula V engine. Blueprints and some prefabricated components available from National Aeronautics Company, 5611 Kendall Court, Unit #4, Arvada CO 80002 (303) 940-8442. Ask for Ib Hansen.
Summary of the Formula V engine rules:
shown: engine installation of #77 "Blueberry"
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