Airfoil (structure glider)

which airfoil is best for a good structure glider (for long distance)?
and please tell me some app for design and analyse glider (or model aircraft/)...

rickharris3 years ago
rickharris3 years ago

There are lots of airfoils (aerofoils in the UK) all designed for different things.

A lot depends on the materials you intend to use and what you mean by a long distance.

Glider flight has 2 components - the glide slope - how far you can fly with no lift - this is a function of weight and aerodynamic drag.

and lift - the help you get from rising air in thermals or from mountain waves set up in the wind.

This flies quit well despite being a little hevy