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Forum: Aerodynamics
07-11-2013, 12:42 AM
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Posted By CNY_Dave

I think the Eurofighter Typhoon has the...

I think the Eurofighter Typhoon has the center-of-lift ahead of the CG when subsonic (oh those delta wings...), meaning subsonic the canards must produce negative lift.

The Control-loop lag may be...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-11-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,739
Posted By CNY_Dave

That would be accurate if it said "If the...

That would be accurate if it said "If the aircraft is designed such that the canard carries some weight", that is usually the case but there is no physical reason it must be so.

It might be...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,739
Posted By CNY_Dave

To add to the mix, the canard also does not have...

To add to the mix, the canard also does not have to be lifting.
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,739
Posted By CNY_Dave

To be technically correct, if the CG isn't under...

To be technically correct, if the CG isn't under the wing it's a tandem-wing arrangement, not a wing-canard arrangement.

And of course, technically correct is the best kind of correct. ;)

That...
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