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Old May 18, 2001, 10:58 PM
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Can you help me with stabilizer design?

What is the proper (recommended) ratio of wingspan to horizontal stabilizer span for a conventional tail?

I would like to use a 50" wing that I have, and also a set of tail feathers that have a horizontal stabilizer span of 14". The wing chord is 7" and the horizontal stab chord is 2-3/4", with a 2" elevator.

The length of the fuse from the trailing edge of the wing to the leading edge of the stab is approximately 10".

Are these numbers in the ball park or totally out to lunch?

Thanks....

Jim
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