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Jan 09, 2020, 01:59 PM
Hey, watch this!
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Aerobatic Canard

Here's my first and only canard - and I am very pleased with her. I used MPF and a KF wing. it is not 3D as far as I know (because I ain't that capable a pilot!) But it does do some things that are cool, including a stable harrier, tight loops, and snaps. Rolls could be tighter I suppose.
Thanks for reminding me, I need to beef up the LG - or take it off.
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Jan 09, 2020, 08:20 PM
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I love this new design. I have long been a fan of canard configuration. Stallproof. Why push down on the tail instead of pulling up on the nose. Etc...

I have also been looking at the Dark Angel -!
but it seems very flimsy for consistent reliable control response.

This design is so simple and very strong. But the "Dark Angel" has such beautiful lines it looks like a manta ray. I want to combine these two planes.

I like the V tail which goes along with the triangular fuselage. So I'd put that on this composite plane instead of the single tail. And, of course this design lends itself to a pusher prop.

I like the pusher prop - but - what is your launching technique? Can anyone post a video.

And since I'm a novice flyer, I'd like some dihedral for stability. The polyhedral wings of the Dark Angel look to provide that.

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Jan 10, 2020, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingW
Nice job and good luck and fun with the maiden.

Is the canard a full flying surface or is it fixed?
This first version is fixed as I was short a servo. If it flys well I’ll change that.
Jan 13, 2020, 08:50 AM
“There’s no place like Foam”
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It should fly just fine , but not as maneuverable as the canard too … But then imagine how well elevons and a moving canard would work …
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Jan 13, 2020, 08:53 AM
“There’s no place like Foam”
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Looks like today I “may“ get a chance to work some more on this design … and not just paper … Perhaps even a few changes …
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