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Old Aug 10, 2010, 07:56 AM
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Beautiful rendition of the BE-200. Regarding your problems with defeating the suction of the water and not being able to do a ROW, I have some thoughts. To me, the root problem is not being able to generate enough angle of attack and lift from the wing, to overcome the step design. With a scale design, this is pretty hard to redesign. Likewise, increasing the angle of incidence of the wing would be impractical. One solution would be the use of flaps on the wing. Another redesign, of course, but how about trying using the ailerons as flaperons? It might be worth looking into with another seaplane that you might have to see what adverse problems you might encounter using ailerons as flaperons if your ailerons are not full span, as on your BE-200.
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