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Show Suggestion - Wing Size, How Changing it Effects Flight Characteristics

Joker 53150

Mmmmmmm, balsa.
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Here is the general idea:

Take a fuselage and test different size wings with it. By different size I mean different square inches which would give different wing loading figures. The general cross section of the wing would remain the same, but it would be interesting to see how a plane with a 36" wing compares to that same plane with a 30", or 24" wing. How does it effect roll rate, stall characteristics, take-off/landing speed, etc? A simple wire-cut foam wing might be a good way to do this. Start with a long wing and then just cut a couple inches off it in-between each test.