After years of experiments...No more tailless design.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on November 18, 2012 at 3:31pm

Lovely design! What was the attraction of tailless in the first place?

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on November 18, 2012 at 4:27pm

That's really nice looking.  It reminds me of Andy Lennon's designs.

Comment by Jean on November 18, 2012 at 5:33pm

Could you please elaborate on your experiments and conclusions that have led you away from tailless designs?  I say this because I am currently working on a tailless design and would appreciate any knowledge you have attained through your experimentation.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on November 18, 2012 at 9:37pm

Beautiful airframe, well done. Are you getting better flight times per maH ? I think one of the biggest issues around here is people overload airframes.

Looks like elevator rudder?

Comment by Russkel on November 19, 2012 at 2:10am

Very slick.

Comment by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on November 19, 2012 at 6:01am


1. Unstable, especially in pitch. You like rodeo in air - tailless for you.

2. LD...Nothing to say. With similar wing load, same setup, classical design flew 2-3 time longer.

3. Everything is fine, when you flew on manual mode. Tune AP in tailless - thanks, another question please. :)

Comment by Veikko Vierola on January 22, 2013 at 1:53pm

What is your experience of tailles flying wings and the APM stabilize mode? Does the APM stabilize mode also have unstable tendency in pitch?

Comment by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on January 22, 2013 at 11:13pm

Veikko, I not flew with APM.


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