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Forum: Aerodynamics
07-11-2013, 12:22 AM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

The first line states this that is perfectly...

The first line states this that is perfectly correct, and there is a very good reason why it must be so.. that reason being that the plane would not fly if it were otherwise..

The only way a...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,740
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I seem to be disagreeing with everything in this...

I seem to be disagreeing with everything in this thread:oops:

The canard must produce positive (upward) lift. If fact the canard must in normal flight operate at a higher coefficient of lift...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,740
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I know I'm nit picking so apologies in advance,...

I know I'm nit picking so apologies in advance, but this isn't technically correct.

It's the rear surface that makes the plane 'stable' the front surface gives it 'trim'. Stability and trim are...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,740
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I don't think that's necessarily true, most if...

I don't think that's necessarily true, most if not all canards that have straight wings will have the CG ahead of the main wing. It would be very hard to design a straight wing canard plane that had...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,740
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Yep, it depends on the size of the canard but...

Yep, it depends on the size of the canard but typically the CG will be some way ahead of the main wing LE. The larger the canard the further forward the CG goes.

Canards are one good reason why...
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