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Old Apr 06, 2009, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by AttackingHobo
End plates on the wing tips? I was already going to do that.

Do you think bending the trailing edge down like permanent semi deployed flaps would enhance the ground effect, because that was another thing that I was considering.
The Ram wing is more a square with a high angle of attack and the sides <tips> as you mentioned. I "think" the idea was to make a stalled wing <that would not climb into flight> that created a air cushion.

You are sort of between 2 designs, the Ram Wing.
http://www.se-technology.com/wig/htm...code=0#ramwing

and the ekranoplan
http://www.se-technology.com/wig/htm...&code=0#parwig

I am not sure how mixing the 2 would work.

I went with the Tandem <Jorg> as my first attempt, there was more information out about them at the time. Then I seen this model made with the Lippisch style on a video and I was really impressed with it. Yes, distracted again.
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