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Jan 04, 2008, 04:02 AM
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TWF: Pitcheron differential and LE shape?

TWF: Pitcheron differential? Do I need any diff on Aileron or Pitch movement?

Foil: Not Symmetrical and has low pitching moment.
LE shape should it be: Sharp? Blunt? or just Accurate?

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Jan 04, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Ail diff probably will help.
Pitch diff probably will not be needed if plane is dialed in properly.
LE shape: accurate is best; err on side of bluntness.

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Jan 04, 2008, 11:41 AM
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LE shape:
What cuzzin Dieter said, you won't want any sharp LE stall when that wing panel is cranked 30 degrees past stall angle. Differential is a subtile thing, but let me add that you will have less differential than you would on an aileron ship. The less camber/pitching moment your airfoil has, the less diff you will need. I don't run any diff on any of my TWF, except maybe my Xica when I ran the Xingu 100 wings on it a while back.

Jan 04, 2008, 01:00 PM
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Thanks Dieter & Winchdoc for the feedback, no surprises there.

Jan 25, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Don't consider myself an expert on the matter but I know my experience falls right in line with winchdoc and dieter. Mtntop

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