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Canard

DumbAce

Junior Member
#1
I'm brand new to RC flying but have loved the Canard aircraft for years. I would love to see a Canard that could be used as a trainer with fixed Canard wing and a large battery payload for long flights, then, later upgraded to use a movable/working Canard wing.
 

earthsciteach

Moderator
Moderator
#3
Canard aircraft use the canard for pitch control (elevator). I'm not sure how a true canard would work with an elevon setup - I think that is what you mean by "upgraded to use a moveable/working canard wing."

When designed correctly, a canard could be a great trainer. The canard is designed to stall prior to the main wing thereby preventing the main wing from stalling.

Check out some of Ed's designs on http://www.youtube.com/user/ExperimentalAirlines?feature=watch