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12-30-2018, 07:26 PM
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Posted By solentlife

When it comes to stiffening a flying wing ... I...

When it comes to stiffening a flying wing ... I approach from a different PoV than a conventional wing.

Conventional wing needs spanwise strength as the centre is supported by fuselage. So usually...
10-24-2018, 08:14 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I have to agree with Q ... only a slight rearward...

I have to agree with Q ... only a slight rearward CoG and wings take on a completely alien character !!

Its why I use the hanging method to balance them ... a U shaped wire glued into the CoG...
10-23-2018, 04:30 PM
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Posted By solentlife

OK ... Nigel

OK ...

Nigel
10-23-2018, 12:43 PM
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Posted By solentlife

ALL flying wings have reflex ... its a common...

ALL flying wings have reflex ... its a common trait for them.

My wings average about 5mm up on elevons ....

Nigel
10-17-2018, 05:05 PM
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Posted By solentlife

They say that moving forward and developing is...

They say that moving forward and developing is based on having a goal that is more than present capability ...

You are most likely learning more about design and how these things work than most...
10-17-2018, 02:59 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Flutter - that is typical of poorly balanced...

Flutter - that is typical of poorly balanced wing. As Q said- CoG on a wing is critical as it has no long moments to it. Its why the combat and extreme guys like them.

I would be inclined to not...
10-15-2018, 09:52 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Its actually worthwhile on ALL planes especially...

Its actually worthwhile on ALL planes especially those you want to aerobat or perform clean manoeuvres ... but very important for flying wings ... they have very little physical side to compensate...
10-15-2018, 08:38 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I would suggest you balance not only forward -...

I would suggest you balance not only forward - back but also across the span.

My Wings - I glue a U clip into the CoG point on centre line. I can then hang the wing and balance her in all...
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