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Old 05-11-2013, 05:55 PM
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Just remember that as things get bigger the strength of materials works against you.

Try making a paper dart 10 times the size with paper 10 times as thick and see how flexible and heavy it is.

But as you get bigger you have more space to improve the detail of the design to use the material just where it is required to carry the load. This does mean that to achieve the same strength to weight bigger planes tend to more complicated to construct.

However on the plus side as size increases the aerodynamics tend to work in your favour, particularly where drag is concerned.

Do you have any details of what you propose?
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