"When researching and reading accounts, like the one above, I tend to branch off and look for other connections.
Jack Headley lived in Rancho Palos Verde (RPV or PV). When he and Kevin Flynn were slope soaring models, it may be that they ran into…"
"In my Jack Headley research I seem to remember a 'basic' or 'primary' model like the type at the start of this post. I have looked at so many articles and models, scanning through pages of old magazine, some are beginning to…"
" The Glider might not have taught them how to fight, but it very well may have taught them how to stay alive. Beyond their incredible combat records, pilots like Adolph Galland are also extraordinary in that they SURVIVED THE WAR!…"
" An interesting concept came up in the comment thread for my recent blog post that it might be helpful to identify specific locations in every region where UAViators can experiment safely and meet others with similar interests. Is there…"
" Considering I'm in the midst my own flying wing project, the aerodynamics discussion is going to be majorly helpful, so I don't want to discourage anyone from adding further valuable insights on the matter.
"I should also add that wing sweep does really bad things to the stall characteristics too, further limiting the minimum speed of a swept-wing Nürflugel. Like Wayne, I have been CFD'ing my way towards a flying wing design of my own…"
"I'm with Wayne on this one. A Nürflugel isn't (necessarily) more efficient than a conventional aircraft because the maximum practical lift coefficient you can achieve is somewhere around the 0.7-ish mark. There's also…"
"Andrew and Gary,
"This is just Aerodynamics 101 stuff" ya that's just the problem . Now if you would like to study Aerodynamics 201, maybe you should check out some of my designs.
The Techwing. Highest Cl max…"
"> I have read in a number of sources that the Ho IV suffered from stability issues due to an unforgiving C.O.G.
What I remember reading was that pilots complained about yaw stability or skidding in turns, something like that but my memory is…"
"I second Andrew's comment. This is just Aerodynamics 101 stuff. A pure wing (Nurflugel) is more efficient by definition because the airframe is entirely devoted to generating lift. Fuselage and tail surfaces generate what…"