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Old Oct 09, 2014, 10:30 AM
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Ratio of wing span to the length of fuselage

Guys am planing to build a scale airplane that has ratio 1:1 (wing span to length of airplane) the goal to slow fly and aerobatic
So am asking is ratio 1:1 going to be sanitary or should minimize the length of fuselage??
The plan is 55" wing span to 55" fuselage including tailplan
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 11:38 AM
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The ratio of wingspan to overall length isn't nearly as critical as other things such as wing loading.

Incidentally a 55" ws plane is a lot of plane for a beginner...
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 12:13 PM
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The ratio of wingspan to overall length isn't nearly as critical as other things such as wing loading.

Incidentally a 55" ws plane is a lot of plane for a beginner...
I believe 55" not for beginner although I have scratching F22 and extra 300 ready for power system
I like building scale models even with no clue about dimensions and sizes at least they have aircrafts shape to put them in my room for show
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Slow flying is easier to achieve with light-weight models, i.e. low wing loading, the size isn't too important.

The ratio of wing span to fuselage length is not really important, as the same ratio could also cover a model with a long nose or a short nose.
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 02:56 PM
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Slow flying is easier to achieve with light-weight models, i.e. low wing loading, the size isn't too important.

The ratio of wing span to fuselage length is not really important, as the same ratio could also cover a model with a long nose or a short nose.
Actually I like airplanes which having large size more than small models
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 08:39 AM
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They also means a lot of pain when you crash.
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 08:59 AM
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They also means a lot of pain when you crash.
Am using foam boards so no pain rather than cost 10$ for two sheets and that of sure if the crash not killing the power system
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