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Old Jul 14, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Wing taper: strait LE, strait TE, or dual taper?

I am working the bugs out of my foam cutter & have found a decent formula for wing & fuse dimensions. I have 90% of my electronics, i'm just trying to figure out a few design details that are bugging me.

What are the characteristics of the above mentioned wing tapers? I just don't like the look of a constant chord wing so I wanted to see what the differences are depending on which way I set the templates.

My electronics will weigh in at approx 400gr, yea it's hefty but it's what I've got to work with. I am going for a high wing 48" design with 750-900gr of thrust, depending on prop selection. Since I'll be soo heavy I figure every advantage would be worth the effort. I have decided on a flat or nearly flat bottomed airfoil with 10" root & 8" tip chords. This will give approx 430sq in. including the ailerons.

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