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    Wing Tip Shape

    I'm working on finishing up an old Pica Cessna 182 kit I got from a friend. I'm debating whether to go with round standard shape wing tips or go to the trouble of shaping the tips to the Hoerner style. Would there be any difference in flight characteristics between the two wing tip shapes?
    Thanks for your suggestions.

    bhady

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    RE: Wing Tip Shape

    On the full scale plane the tips improve the rate of climb a bit. On your lightly loaded model there would be no noticeable flight difference. The decision to do the Horner tips or not depends on how scale you want the plane to look.

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    RE: Wing Tip Shape

    Here is some interesting information:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_tip
    With airplanes, keep the pointy end going forward as much as possible.


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