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Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:45 PM
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All of that sounds very interesting, and I see your points on all of it. I realized later that the stabilizer would make it very difficult to read the air around our planes, as it continuously makes inputs of its own. I just tried my flying wing with a more rearward CG, and although it was (barely) flyable, a stall was disastrous, and in a turn always resulted in a spin. The glide, frankly, was horrendous against my Zone foiled DLG. No comparison.

Anyway, good luck with your work and keep us posted. I still think that wings may offer an advantage as a "fun fly" thermal class, with cheap construction and bungee launches. Midairs are more benign as well.
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