Just want to run a feasibility and practicality question by you guys.
I have an old r.c. wing that I picked up a long time ago. It looks similar to a stick .40 wing. 50” span and 10.5 “ chord, With the ailerons making up 1” of the chord. It looks to be about an 18% thick symmetrical airfoil.
I am thinking of converting it to a c.l. with a OS. .25 bb r.c. for power.
I would cut the center out and rejoin to remove the dihedral. That removes 4” of span. Should I also remove a rib bay each end to further reduce span and area?
Since the t.e. is already hinge should I add flaps? Does 1.5” sound right?
So these changes would yield a 42” span and a chord of 11” for a total area of 462” square”.
A box fuse would be easy and fast to build. A stab of 100” to 120” square” about 12 inches from the wing t.e.
Do these numbers seem right?
The idea is to finally put this wing to use and I need a fast build c.l. for my spare engine.
I want to fairly aerobatic, no need for competitive.
I don’t have a bigger spare engine that I can use. So that sets the limits.