Thanx Roy and Ron for some input, I appreciate it. It also gives me the chance address your comments and show that I've actually thought a lot of these concerns thru already, tho I admit I like to think outside the box, and sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't!
I've done several things to help with the challenge of moving the pilot and passenger forward enuf to get their line of sight forward of the leading edge of the wing. The cabin is a little taller than 'normal' which allows them to sit in a slightly more upright position, effectively moving their cg slightly aft. Keep in mind that my thoughts are to accumulate several cg shifting ideas here, so while the change in seating position won't make much difference, it certainly will help.
Also, the cabin area extends a little farther aft than would typically be found in a 2 place airplane, which helps in 2 ways. It positions the baggage area a little more aft, and it makes room for the seats have more fore and aft travel than is typical, specifically to allow for acceptable entry/exit. The door is mounted where it is to allow for a windshield to reach as far back as it does without having the 'A' pillar in the way. That pillar often times winds up being seriously in the way of good visibility. If the door was moved forward, the pillar would be right in line with the eyes. So, move the door aft, stretch the windshield farther aft, and then use the sliding seats to make entry/exit work just fine.
The battery would be mounted in the tail, possibly waaayyy back in the tail to help with the cg. Additionally, I've thought of a fuselage mounted fuel tank (none in the wings) that is mounted at an angle (with the last 5 gallons being positioned farthest aft. That approx 30 pounds would almost always be in place to help with the cg.
I could be wrong, but these items all added up could make a pretty big difference in offsetting the change in the cg from having the people moved forward. I've also made the horizontal tail a little larger to help in making sure that there's enuf flare power available when it's needed, and to allow for enuf down force in the situations when the variable weights aren't there (like that last 5 gallons or no baggage).
The wing has the forward sweeping trailing edge to effectively move the center of pressure slightly forward, again to help offset the people being farther forward. (I think I'm making sense here, but I'm really just a seat of the pants designer, feel free to tell me if I'm not making sense).
I've also envisioned the wing as having 3 spars. If you notice, the position of the pillars around the windows lines up with 3 spar locations. The 3 spars run out as far as the inboard end of the ailerons. It then transitions to 2 spars. The #1 and #3 spars extend all the way to the tip, with #3 being right along the hinge line for the ailerons. Seems to make for a simple and strong structure for the wing overall.
So hopefully you can see that the airplane looks the way it does specifically to address the primary goal of having the people's eyes forward of the wing leading edge. I think that not only is that goal met, at least in general concept, but the overall look is fantastic!
Also, I drew the cowling to scale around the Rotec R3600 engine. It may look a little small but I think that comes from the fact that the airframe is just a bit larger overall than would be typical. The one area that would require some serious research is, as Ron pointed out, getting all of the associated components from the engine installation to fit in the compressed area of the front end.
But then, solving problems that at first glance seem impossible is part of the fun!
I look forward to more comments and input : )