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Old Nov 19, 2008, 11:14 AM
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small to large plane wing loading help

I am looking for a graph that discusses wing loadings for an airplane size and was posted some time ago, (read years) It discusses wing loading based on the size of the model.
For example: a 24" cessna will have a lighter wing loading than a 60" cessna, which in turn has a lighter loading than a full size cessna, creating a non-linear graph.

Can anyone point me to the graph?

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Jim
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Old Nov 19, 2008, 01:56 PM
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I quick search of thread titles with 'wing loading' in them came up with 203 threads, going back to 2001.

Advanced Search is quite powerful, but it does need some specific word(s) to narrow the search, (otherwise you can end up with too many finds).
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Old Nov 19, 2008, 03:14 PM
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I am looking for a graph that discusses wing loadings for an airplane size and was posted some time ago, (read years) It discusses wing loading based on the size of the model.
For example: a 24" cessna will have a lighter wing loading than a 60" cessna, which in turn has a lighter loading than a full size cessna, creating a non-linear graph.

Can anyone point me to the graph?

Thanks

Jim
Use WVL (wing volume loading) instead of wing loading. WVL is definded as Weight of plane in ounces divided by (wing area in square feet raised to the 1.5 power). A value of 7 or less will be a real floater and if the number is 11 or higher the performance approaches that of a lead sled. This will work for just about any size model from penny weights to the giant scale jobs.
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