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Old Nov 12, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermalSeeker View Post
Ok I understand a little now. First is the max wingloading of 115g/dm2 . That works out to about 37 oz/sqft. That makes sense and is understandable, however it then goes on to say that wingloading applies only to gliders that are scaled to 1/3 scale. All others will have a correction factor applied...then doesn't say what the correction factor is.

Lastly it states that under no circumstances will the weight of the glider exceed the number that is derived from a rather strange formula. There's no units in the formula so I assume the units for wing area are dm2 and the end result will be in kg. I don't know the numbers for your ship but it would be handy for you to know your max weight allowed so you can design in the strength that you want and know that you won't have your dream ship disqualified due to weight.

It will likely end up too light if anything. I've already designed in provisions for ballast to bring the wing loading up to maximum.
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