I was thinking a little further down the page, the set of relationships between wing airframe and tail in size.
Enjoyed your video well done.
Sorry, iDumb. That is pretty interesting, I love the math and scale-ability of it, something I'll consider when I actually get to building an airplane that has control surfaces/propulsion. Thanks for the tip!
Hi Trent, great video, have you seen Draftsight? http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/free-cad-software
It's FREE! industry quality, similar to early AutoCAD, limited in 3d, you can import scans into it and trace over to design the structure etc, scale the drawing to what ever size. Downside is itcould take time to get to know.
No gain withoput pain!
Wouldn't that be take away? :) Well, I guess not, taking away lightness would be to add weight...
In this case though, wouldn't too light allow drag to easily overcome the kinetic energy of the glider? I was thinking more weight would allow me to put in more energy when I launch, therefore increasing flight time. I donno, maybe I got my wires crossed.
I'm going to do an episode on weight and how it impacts glider performance, which of course will lead to studying wing loading on actual powered rc airplane.
Thanks for watching.