Wing question

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Wing question

Postby num1bryanp » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:09 pm


I am an active indoor rubber band free flight guy with an aircraft design question.

When does a monoplane with a large horizontal stabilizer change to a tandem wing aircraft?

Is this defined by lift, area, placement, or something else?

I want to make sure I am wording one of my winter indoor challenges correctly.

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Re: Wing question

Postby Retter » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:03 am

Welcome. Bumping for you. Hope someone would chime in.
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Re: Wing question

Postby cavelamb » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:11 pm

For argument sake, the conventional tail design becomes a tandem wing design
when the tail surface is no longer used to create a download.

Sometimes you can trim a conventional airplane to that point.
But that's not the tail's intended purpose.
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