|Jan 20, 2013, 06:13 AM|
Wing tips on a plank
Hi guys,I've been checking out tips shapes here and elsewhere and would appreciate some comments/advice.
The wing is a Pw51 ,1500mm span,200 mm root,150mm tip.Straight l/e,no twist.
I've come across all sorts of tip shapes,including a pic of Peter in rcsd with what appears to be a plank with square tips.
I quite like the idea of starting with a square tip and trying different plug in taped on shapes- including the undercut Hoerner type.
Any comments,advice,hoots of derision would be welcome.
|Jan 20, 2013, 10:13 AM|
I doubt you will notice much difference in performance but it's an idea many of us have considered and few have attempted.
The new molded JW has a blunt taper.
DS foamie record holding Gulp.
The beautiful Windburner.
|Jan 20, 2013, 10:45 AM|
Thanks for the input.Some nice wheels!Wings also.Can't help noticing that you don't take the surfaces out to the tip,which was going to be another query.I always think they're a bit vulnerable out at the wing tips.So the plan is start with a square and then introduce some curves and angles,see if I notice any difference.
|Feb 16, 2013, 12:10 PM|
Portland Intl, Oregon, United States
Joined Jul 2003
Looking forward to hearing what you find out.
I have thought about this often and wonder what the difference really is.
Is there a BEST tip shape and does it work on all plan forms or does each plan form
work better with different tips.
On planes I have designed and made myself, I usually end up with something like the ones on theWwindburner, but not sure why, other than I just seem to like that look.
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