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Old Oct 14, 2014, 03:59 AM
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...was a joy to fly. Well, not so much on the road below, which was perfect except for the camber, which kept sucking it towards the sides.
You could always add a 10$ heading hold gyro like the helicopter guys used.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 11:02 PM
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Ekrano...cycle?

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Old Oct 30, 2014, 07:57 AM
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If you scroll around amongst the pictures on this thread, you'll see loads of possibilities.
Here's a really simple starting point. and this guy did a really good experiment

good luck
Nick

Thanks for posting that important test.

As a 17000 hr airline transport pilot I would not want to be flying anything with a tendency to pitch up into a stall or flip with no room to recover! That's suicidal.

In this video
WSH 500 Discovery Channel (6 min 49 sec)
, that's the Korean WHS 500 WIG, the most developed WIG in recent time, at 4:38 in the clip the commentator says 'if it flies too high it may flip'. Not good.

It is true it may be controlled by electronics, but interestingly when investigating that the air France that crashed off Brazil by being stalled from 35000 ft right into the ocean, it was found that the aircraft was designed with less than the required static margin and that the electronics artificially provided the required static margin for certification. It was argued that if it had the required static margin it may have recovered even if the pilots mishandled it.

From this standpoint the Bixel comes first!

Regards to all, keep up the good work,

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Old Oct 30, 2014, 11:54 AM
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A bit like this from 1964..
Donald Campbell Killed in Water Speed Record Attempt (3 min 11 sec)
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Old Nov 03, 2014, 04:09 PM
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Interesting WIG layout:

Hovering WIG (Wing In Ground-effect) Vehicle - 2013 Project Compilation (5 min 49 sec)
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