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Old 06-20-2007, 10:44 AM
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Default RE: 1/2a speed pan

ORIGINAL: combatpigg

It would be interesting to know what the lift off and landing speed is for a 1/2A speed plane. I'll guess about 40 mph?
Slightly OT but a while back I responded to a quip by someone that FAI speed models don't even fly on the wing, it's all centrifugal force. Thinking that was BS, I calculated the speed necessary for the aircraft to lift off the ground solely due to centrifugal force, and it was something like 108 mph or so. Considering how anemically the motors run before unloading with airspeed and staging to the pipe methinks the wing serves some purpose.

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