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Jun 14, 2001, 12:16 AM
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CG on flying wing

I just flew my scale Blohm& Voss 215 off the slope. On test glides the cg was to far forward so I kept moving it back. By the time
I was done flying I had the cg at 31% mac.(a pic of the bv215 can be seen in my
"documents" at untitled bv2
31% should be way to far back, any ideas?

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Jun 14, 2001, 06:38 AM
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Perfomance is what counts. If that's where it feels good to you, keep it.
The link isn't working so I can't see it.
does it have extensive fins? That could contribute to the stability.

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Jun 14, 2001, 09:09 AM
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it took three tries but the pic should work now.
just find it strange to have the cg so far back. the airfoil is a MH 45
Jun 14, 2001, 10:00 AM
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I can't get the pictures to work...can you post specifics? Wingspan, airfoil cord root & tip, sweep angle, weight? How much twist (washout)? Do you have the elevons set to positive? By how much?

Jun 14, 2001, 07:03 PM
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try this and then click "my documents"
the ws is about 36 " not counting the tips
about 1 to 2 degrees washout(stabs follow tip incidence)
I will need to add some up to the stabs as the plane needed up trim.
maybe 30 degrees sweep.
Jun 14, 2001, 08:44 PM
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I think what you have is a "conventional" wing-tail layout, with a large gap at the horizontal root..
How are you figuring the c.g.?
It does look good...
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Jun 15, 2001, 09:49 AM
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Well...that's still not enough data.. but I'll give it a shot....let's assume you have a 36" wing with a root and tip cord of about 8" --- using a 25 degree sweep and the MH45 airfoil the CG would end up around 6" (give or take .1")back from the leading edge at the root (meaning: where the two wingpanels meet; not at the fuselage!)

At 30 degree sweep it's around 7" back...hope this helps

BTW: that's just an would also have to consider those "add-on" triangles at the inner part of the wing...

Jun 16, 2001, 12:37 AM
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Well IF you built it 'scale' and I believe you did ....the CG should be just barely behind the point where the rear of the canopy meets the fuse
Jun 18, 2001, 10:46 AM
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There is a first class intro to swept and plank style flying wings at Martins site...


Jun 21, 2001, 08:43 AM
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Those are some pretty birds you've got there! I love that EDF!


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