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Light cabin biplanes with unstaggered wings?

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I was looking for inspiration for a possible microlight design for flying low and slow with easy wing folding and storage. I started daydreaming about something like a de Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth, a cabin biplane with unstaggered wings, which made folding them much easier. Can anyone think of any other light cabin biplanes with unstaggered wings, whether actually built or just projects?

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I got no traction with this thread over three years ago, so let me ask again, do any other unstaggered light cabin biplanes come to mind?
 

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Even if wings are staggered, you just need to add a strut or two to make them easy to fold. The extra struts would only carry loads while wings are folded. Try to picture a Beech Staggerwing with an extra strut extending horizontally aft of the lower wings' trailing edge. That extra strut hinged in line with the aft spar of the top wing.
 

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True, you can make it work with staggered wings, but lining up the upper and lower rear spar attachment points with unstaggered equal chord wings or a narrow chord lower wing is much simpler.
 

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The De Havilland Fox Moth has only a small amount of stagger, and although somewhat larger, the De Havilland DH.18, 34, and 50 aeroplanes are either unstaggered, or like the Fox Moth, only slightly staggered . . .

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