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Old Jun 29, 2001, 05:08 PM
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Building a Flying wing from scratch

I have just recently entered the foamie construction scene.

I have made two flying wings and am currently refining my current version. I was wondering who has been making their own flying wings from scratch?

I have created a Excel spreadsheet for designing the wings and will send it to anyone interested.

To date I have been handlaunching the wing to get the CG and trim right, Last night tried it on my highstart. Wow did the wing ever go zooming!!! But it started oscillating and became uncontrollable on tow. I did land it in one piece though!

Just wondering who else is dabbling in this area and want to share what I have learned because its been a blast flying the wing.

Cheers

Lyndon

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Old Jun 29, 2001, 05:34 PM
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Congratulations on building your own wing, what a pleasure when it flies well.
Simon has done a coulple scratch built for indoor use, see http://www.aeronutz.flyer.co.uk/rcindoor.htm
Have you tried steering with two motors ? Very good power to weight !
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Old Jun 29, 2001, 09:15 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by LyndonC:
[B]I have just recently entered the foamie construction scene.

I have made two flying wings and am currently refining my current version. I was wondering who has been making their own flying wings from scratch?

I have created a Excel spreadsheet for designing the wings and will send it to anyone interested.

To date I have been handlaunching the wing to get the CG and trim right, Last night tried it on my highstart. Wow did the wing ever go zooming!!! But it started oscillating and became uncontrollable on tow. I did land it in one piece though!
LYNDON i have a red herrng le that i nave been bunjee haunching for several mo, these are great fun and go very high, but itis about 61/2oz and the best flight ive had is probialy only four times the time of a normal one.
I got a zagi thl and i modified it so the back of the wing is flat all the way across like the red herring, the first day i had two thermals, one took it up about four times the launch hight and it worked best making 10 to 15 ft circles almost standing on wing tip. im using 1/8 in tuging 25 ft , but i am also geting flap if ipull back to far,i think the vibration is at the rear edge of the wing, im going to get some cf strips and foam frenly ca and install it
about 1 in from back of wing
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