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Old Nov 01, 2010, 08:38 AM
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Wing Design

I want to make a flying wing, and wanted to run it by ya'll before I put the razor to foam. Does this look like it'll fly? Any help is appreciated.

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Old Nov 01, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Looks like it will fly fine, it is a fairly standard "planform" except for the tips.

Angling the tips will provide some slight dihedral/self righting, although you might have less stability in yaw since they aren't very tall.

To explain further, they won't provide much of a corrective force when "flying slightly sideways", which is when regular tip-plates will make sure the plane is pointing the same way it is flying.

How about cheating a bit and putting on some tip plates at the dihedral break? Like this


Well, you could always glue those on later too if you find it is a bit squirrely.

Wings fly okay without tip plates at all, they just wobble a bit more, so try it like your original design first.

EDIT: or maybe try it with low verticals on top, like

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