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Old Jan 12, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Tony and Don
Originally Posted by Perdu

Thanks, I'll start drafting the plan next week.
Both sections at minus 1.5 degrees from the fuselage datum line and 1.5 degrees down thrust?

Well, if you like an airplane that putters around with the fuselage's nose pointed up several degrees.
What a great discussion!! I would bet on one degree and not several. At minus 1.5 degrees on the main wing, you will be sitting on zero alpha with the canard at alpha one. I have found that the canard must have complete control of the main wing's angle of attack and to never let the main wing lift before the canard. To me, Tony's model should fly similar to my Delta Duck except that instead of a symmetrical airfoil carrying the main load he has what could be called a high lift one. BTW, as discussed a few pages back, the large delta section in the main wing's center will have turbulent lift beyond it's stall angle. I am excited about your beautiful design, Tony.
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