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How crucial is the aerofoil

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:14 pm
by Bruce8
Hi guys,
Don't get me wrong, I know how important an aerofoil is but do I have to have one on a plane I am building. It is only going to be about 500 mm fuselage length. If I get the cg right do I have to have an aerofoil? Will it fly well without one? Would love to hear all advice!

Re: How crucial is the aerofoil

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:41 pm
by quarry44
An aerofoil will make it fly better,but a flat plate wing works well enough on the average foamy.It does mean a higher flying speed,but small models need to fly faster anyway.Google Kline-Foglemann for variations on the flat wing section.

Re: How crucial is the aerofoil

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:18 pm
by Bruce8
thanks!