I'm new to rc planes.In a previous post I expressed my opinion about Muliplex EZ Star.Now I'm ready to upgrade to something more durable.
I see people fly all kind of airplanes:slowflyers, acrobatic, gliders,hotliners,etc.
I felt in love with fiberglass hotliners.But they come in different sizes:1.5 to 3 meters span(even more).
I almost bought the plane shown here.It's a custom made 2800 mm by 1250 mm long.
My first concern was the wing span.Is it too long for me?Will it be difficult to fly?
Because I saw a relation between wing span/vs plane weight my questions are:
What is the best ratio wingspan/weight for an all purpose glider(plane) and what is the optimum wingspan to liftoff 1kg of payload(video camera and accesories)?
My conclusion is:2800mm is too much for me.The best size is around 1500mm.
Of course this is only my opinion.
To be more rigorous I found a link on wiki describing relation between wing span and plane weight:
The aspect ratio of a wing is the length of the wing compared with the breadth (chord) of the wing. A high aspect ratio indicates long, narrow wings, whereas a low aspect ratio indicates short, stubby wings