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Old Mar 24, 2012, 06:24 PM
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my first wing

Hey guys.....just built my first wing today.....what is the best way to balance this thing.....how big should the elevons be? Any tips would help
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Hey guys.....just built my first wing today.....what is the best way to balance this thing.....how big should the elevons be? Any tips would help
have a look at the top of the forum, look for the flying wing cg calc thread.
as for elevons, untill you post some dimentions to the wing you have built knowone can really help out much.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 02:31 AM
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http://fwcg.3dzone.dk/

a flying wing COG calculator

and your elevons can be about the same width as that tape in the dispenser is wide...
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:45 PM
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If you do ballast on the wingtips (funtack, paper clips, etc.), you get the same reaction as balancing stuff in the fuselage with less weight. if the battery or something is already free to move around, then do that, but i'm just sayin'.
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