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Old May 02, 2003, 03:02 AM
Brian Chan
Brian Chan
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Re: [RCSE] F5J - Gaining Altitude by adding Camber

>I was contemplating the idea of trading velocity for altitude by adding
>TE camber during ascent on an 3.4 meter F5J Moebius, as opposed to
>leaving the TE clean and working the elevator based on observation.
>At first thought, it would seem that it is six of one, and half a dozen
>of another. The end-goal is to increase ascent-rate efficiency during
>motor-run, in other words get to altitude sooner using the same amount
>of power.
>Any thoughts...anyone experimented with this before I put a LoLo in and

Depends on the airfoil, some are designed for chamber changing and
some are not. Look at what you have and decide what to do.


Brian Chan,
An Electric Airplane Junkie @ San Mateo.Ca.USA
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