Monday, February 23, 2015

Meredith Scoop Nomination

Roy's RV-6 Photo By Ross, from

Title: Meredith Scoop
Experimenter:  Ross Farham
Category: Design/Build/Test
Aircraft: C-GYZX
Author: Elliot Seguin

Argument:  I first was introduced to Ross when I read his article in the March 2015 Kitplanes on this project.  I really enjoyed his willingness to be aggressively inquisitive in public because he worked in designing something, building it, and measuring it.  The concept of Meredith effect has been mentioned at so many airshows by now it is cliche and boring.  But the idea that a guy could try it, could dip his toe into the water and see what is actually there, wow that is something.  Ross has no problem questioning the status quo and his article openly challenges designs that are held on the highest of pedestal's (like the mustang and the spitfire), but the fact that he built his own hardware, measured it and shared it with the world is the kind of thing that keeps me excited about playing with airplanes.  The article and a related thread on which Ross explains some more of the details of the project are linked below, go build something!

Kitplanes Article: The Meredith Effect - Fact or Fiction?
Watercooling Thread on




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