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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:13 AM
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In response to your post on Curvy Bird thread I agree that the t/e is the bigger difficulty, I came to the conclusion that the glove would best be 'split for the last couple of inches at the t/e to accomodate the swing portion and some local reshaping of both glove and wing airfoil to minimise the gap variation when wing swings. For the gap seal I tried some of the velour strip that is used on sliding windows/conservatory doors, as it's not too thick and only about 1'4" wide but it still needs quite a big model so that the glove is not out of proportion (and I could get it free from scrap windows!). The l/e is much easier to deal with with a radius on the swing bit centred on the pivot point which in my case was around 20% chord.
Hey! this has got the juices flowing again, maybe I'll have to reschedule my 'to do list' yet again. So many ideas--------so little time

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