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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/)...

rickharris5 months ago
rickharris5 months 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.

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/bga.html

http://www.ef-uk.net/data/wcl.htm

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=model+airfoils&t...

http://www.airfieldmodels.com/information_source/m...

This flies quit well despite being a little hevy

http://www.flitetest.com/articles/ft-simple-soarer...