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May 01, 2011, 08:25 AM
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wing to fuselage ratio?


is there a size of wing to the size of the fueslage ratio if so what is it?

ie if wing is 60inch the length of the fuse should be ?????

many thanks RCT
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May 01, 2011, 08:34 AM
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For a conventional high, mid or low wing design, like a trainer, sport or aerobatic model, the length of the fuse should be 75% of the wing span, and of that measurement the nose moment should be 20% and the tail 40%........approximately!

Note..........the nose moment is from the prop to the LE and the tail from the TE to the rudder hinge line.
May 01, 2011, 08:39 AM
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For a conventional high, mid or low wing design, like a trainer, sport or aerobatic model, the length of the fuse should be 75% of the wing span, and of that measurement the nose moment should be 20% and the tail 40%........approximately!

Note..........the nose moment is from the prop to the LE and the tail from the TE to the rudder hinge line.

thanks that helps loads RCT
May 01, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Also, it's best to have the wing and horz. stab on opposite sides of the motor's thrust line.
May 01, 2011, 09:36 AM
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The late Chuck Cunningham published a great design series in the now defunct RC Modeler Magazine. Good basic design info including ratios of flying surfaces, stab sizes etc. They're still available as free downloads here:

http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=17

Azarr
May 01, 2011, 10:27 AM
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The one by Ken Willard, 'Basic R/C Design Parameter' there might be worth looking at as well while your there.
May 01, 2011, 11:50 AM
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rcta,

A few I've used:

Regards,

Hankg
May 02, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Here's a good link RCT: http://www.chrisspad.com/planes/main...paddesign.html

It's about design SPAD aircraft, but there is a LOT of good info there regarding sizing the wing, fuselage and tail feathers. Good stuff.
May 02, 2011, 10:39 AM
gpw
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But all that goes out the window when you make experimental Foamies ...

Seen many Strange Foamies here that didn't fit any of the standard calculations .. Yet flew... Just keep an open mind and do a lot of test gliding ...
May 05, 2011, 01:07 AM
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I didn't see any mention of "strange" or "experimental" by the OP but I hear ya. :-)
May 06, 2011, 03:15 PM
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many thanks to all that have replied.
RCT
Jan 01, 2016, 04:06 PM
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is it the same for gliders?
Jan 02, 2016, 08:37 AM
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I always use this program. https://www.birds-eye-view.nl/shop/p...gn-calculator/
It not only give you the right dimensions from all surfaces and fuselage parts but it also calculates the CG, wingload, and give you advise about the motor you need. I designed a few planes with this software and they all fly directly perfect.

Here you can see the last build.
SLOW CUB 1100 IN THE MIST (9 min 51 sec)


The guys from Birds-eye-view.nl also give how to build courses. You learn how to build and design your own plane.

Hope this is what you was looking for.
Mar 20, 2016, 02:21 PM
rslegge

Sweet flying


Beautiful terrain and a very sweet flying plane, looks like a soothing experience.


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