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Donohoe Shuttle
 
Dave Donohoe, a colleague of Tom Cadet, developed the Boorabee’s airfoil. This wing was mated to a new fuselage mould to use a 4 x 3 inch rectangular boom and Dave called the result the Shuttle. Similar in overall appearance, the Shuttle has a single wing strut and a different tail and undercarriage and control system. After the undercarriage of the Shuttle proved weak, some Shuttles adopted that of the Boorabee.
 
The Shuttle design was abandoned after Dave’s second aircraft, powered by a 1600cc Jabiru, developed aileron flutter. The wings were damaged extensively, but Dave was able to land the aircraft. Vibration from the Jabiru, coupled with a control system that was too slack, caused the flutter.
 
 
 
 


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