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Old Sep 25, 2001, 04:40 PM
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calculating wing load?

i have a zagi clone with a light wind air foil, I would like to know what my wing load is with 407.52 square" or 2.83 square" it has a 48" wing span weights 9oz. all up. It looks just like a zagi only lighter.

I would love the formula to calculate this for myself.

This is my first wing cutting job and looks great, It has been test flown and I can't wait to hit the slopes and see how 2-5 mph winds work with my creation, thanks for any help you can give!

Vince
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Old Sep 25, 2001, 08:52 PM
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Re: calculating wing load?

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I would like to know what my wing load is with 407.52 square" or 2.83 square" it has a 48" wing span weights 9oz. all up.
Wing loading is just weight/area so 9/2.83 = 3.2 oz/sq ft. That's very light.

Good luck,
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Old Sep 25, 2001, 09:12 PM
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wingloading(weight divided by wing area)
=oz/sq.feet
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Old Sep 26, 2001, 11:20 AM
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thanks for the formula, that was pretty easy, the actual end all up wieght is 10 oz. which is 3.5 oz wing load. I am pretty happy with the float time on it.
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