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Old Apr 12, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SON OF PALEFACE
Removing the canards is going to change the lift profile of the plane and this is not a good idea , this will change the area forward and require a shift of the cg rearwards....think of it this way if you INCREASED the size of the canards to double = more area forward , the cg would have to be moved forward other wise it would be a tail heavy situation with that extra lift from the extra forward area...I wont go into the center of pressure travel for different airfoils and plan view shapes
In theory.
In reality, those canards will have a negligible effect, at best, on lift. They will have an effect on trim, though.
They are tiny in relation to the wings.
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