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Old Jan 14, 2004, 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by dlps
Thanks Boomer - I'm looking for something light to fly from my balcony (and return) - your cds flyer would seem to fit the bill nicely!
I assume you used the TLAR principle to design it?

For this kind of plane I pick a rib chord based on wingspan that an estimated flying weight will give me a wing loading of somewhere around 6 to 7 oz a sq. foot so it will handle a little wind and then make the rib thickness about 12% of the wing chord to give me high lift and a slow wing. I like a oversized stab and rudder as it seems to give me better turning ability at slow speeds.
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