Thanks everyone for chiming in! If I can get this plane to flite fest, it will have to fly with the kraken. That means driving ten hours instead of flying for two. Seems more than worth it!I may be wrong, but I think find the center of pressure first, then make sure CG is in front of that. I think CP can be calculated like finding center of mass in geometry.
The first post shows a full plan w full dimensions, so I calculated it. It's a little hard to explain in one post, but I added up the area of each shape, multiplied each area by their individual positions of center relative to the front edge, added THAT up, and divided by total area. I get CP at 42.6 behind the the nose, so CG should be ahead of that.
So if CP is 42.5 behind LE, and CG should be ahead of that, where do you think that should be? Seems a little far back, I'm convinced that wings need to be ridiculously nose heavy to fly well. Shouldn't be hard in this case, as I have two motors hanging out way in front. That is why I went with tractor style, I was afraid of needing to put too much weight up front. I was hoping the shape of the wing would help get the CG requirement pushed a little further back so I had a better chance for a pusher. I like the way they sound! I'll see where it ends up. I have all the electronics, but forgot to order more silicone wire to make a wiring harness. Everyone seems to be out of silicone wire in red or black (RMRC, HK, Altitude) so I got tired of looking and just bought some blue and yellow wire. I'll have a pretty harness. Package is on it's way and I can finish it soon. I'll be sure to update and make a maiden video. I love a maiden video, so exciting.
Anyone have any ideas as to whether or not the control surfaces I intend to install will be up to the task of maneuvering this thing?
Anyone doing math for me is never spoiling anything!!!