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Asymmetrical Airplanes

JamesWhom

Project Air on YouTube
#1
Hey everyone,

I recently put together a cool little project that involved learning about asymmetrical flight and how it all works. I did this by reading up a bunch and then building a test plane.

Here's the video which shows how I designed mine. It also goes into how these planes work.

Massive credit to Terry Dunn who's work in this area really inspired me to give it a go myself. Here's a thread on his Parallax asymmetrical design showing how he figured out the aerodynamics and such.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2160082-The-Parallax-Build-Thread

If you'd like to build my plane, you can! Here's a link to the website where you can download the templates.
https://www.projectair.co.uk/store

Let me know what you think!

- James.
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
#2
Hey everyone,

I recently put together a cool little project that involved learning about asymmetrical flight and how it all works. I did this by reading up a bunch and then building a test plane.

Here's the video which shows how I designed mine. It also goes into how these planes work.

Massive credit to Terry Dunn who's work in this area really inspired me to give it a go myself. Here's a thread on his Parallax asymmetrical design showing how he figured out the aerodynamics and such.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2160082-The-Parallax-Build-Thread

If you'd like to build my plane, you can! Here's a link to the website where you can download the templates.
https://www.projectair.co.uk/store

Let me know what you think!

- James.
Wow James - that’s a really cool idea. I will watch the video when I get a chance. Keep up the good work👍
 

TooJung2Die

Well-known member
#3
I recently put together a cool little project that involved learning about asymmetrical flight and how it all works.
I glanced at your airplane and immediately thought, "Cool! Burt Rutan's Boomerang". Then I saw only one motor and one tail boom. Interesting experiment. Glad you mentioned the Boomerang. I suppose you could say having only one propeller is asymmetrical. The asymmetrical torque from having one prop is often counterbalanced with the thrust angled to the right.
 
#4
Very nicely done! Here I've been working with aircraft for over half my life now and asymmetrics have always weirded me out some. Zero need for that. They just take the offsets we see in all aircraft and run with them.
 

Ryan O.

Well-known member
#5
Nice job. I saw a similar plane at Flite fest and at first I thought "I have gone insane, that can't fly" but it seemed to handle fine. Can't wait to see more aircrafy of this type.
 

mayan

Well-known member
#6
Interesting project, I might try this in the near future I am sure there is much that can be learned through this expriement espically if you design plane or convert them into FB from balsa plans.
 

JamesWhom

Project Air on YouTube
#7
Nice job. I saw a similar plane at Flite fest and at first I thought "I have gone insane, that can't fly" but it seemed to handle fine. Can't wait to see more aircrafy of this type.
Yeah I think that may have been Terry Dunn's Parallax. I got to have a bit of stick time with that particular model and it really demonstrated to me that these weird looking planes can fly just like a normal fixed wing aircraft - which seemed like a super cool concept to learn about!

Thanks for the interest everyone!
 

Ryan O.

Well-known member
#8
Yeah I think that may have been Terry Dunn's Parallax. I got to have a bit of stick time with that particular model and it really demonstrated to me that these weird looking planes can fly just like a normal fixed wing aircraft - which seemed like a super cool concept to learn about!

Thanks for the interest everyone!
Cool. I think that I might make the German plane one day. I am surprised at how simply it works.