View Single Post
Old Oct 03, 2008, 01:06 PM
MikeSt is offline
Find More Posts by MikeSt
Registered User
Toronto,Canada
Joined Jul 2002
440 Posts
Jim,

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbourke
As for how to fly a plane with one wing, consider that the remaining wing has a lot of drag so it would be very hard to fly knife edge with the wing on the bottom. Putting the wing on the top helps the plane stay in knife edge. I consciously chose to put the wing on top and keep it there.
Not knowing much about aerodynamics, why would top vs bottom make a difference?

So how different did the plane "feel" compared to flying KE with two wings?

Do you think it would be even possible to take-off with one wing? With the 3d "monster power-weight ratio, as is common these days, maybe a "burst of power" with elevator would be enough to get it in the air, and then quickly transition to knife edge. ?

Mike
MikeSt is offline Find More Posts by MikeSt
Reply With Quote