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Old Jul 14, 2001, 11:28 AM
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Correct me if i'm wrong bipeflyer.
if the plane is balanced for good "stability vs manueverabilty" in forward swept flight first then when the wing is swept back the neutral pt will be even further back from the CG (essentially the cg is unchanged, except for the mass of the wing).
More longitudinal stability would then be the result which means less control autority but this is partially offset by the higher speed resulting in swept flight anyway so this is ok. You could use exponential or high rates to solve this.
The only thing to watch for then is to feed in a little bit of up elevator at higher angles of sweep (like chris gold said about his tornado) or mix it in.

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