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    CG on an odd shaped wing

    Ok all you Einsteins out there, I have a problem.

    I have a odd shaped wing and I would like to calculate the cg. I tried some of the cg calculators I found in the forums but I am not sure if I am correct. I can also not get the exact shape on the calculators. Please help me out here guys (and girls?).

    The wing is for a scratch build project.

    Here is what the wing looks like. Please note that the dimensions are in millimeters.
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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    ORIGINAL: skoemba
    Here is what the wing looks like. Please note that the dimensions are in millimeters.
    If this is an exact duplicate of the planform, I can find the MAC for the wing.

    If it is not an exact duplicate of the planform, then post a pic that shows exactly what it looks like and I'll find the MAC for you.

    Dan

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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    Add the chord dimension at the trailing edge break to the leading edge, and the sweep to this point, then the sweep from there to the tip, and use:
    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/scherrer/mat...glish/mce.html
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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    Dan,

    That picture was drawn on CAD and is the exact shape of the wing. Thanks for the help!

    Tall Paul, can you please explain "sweep". Sorry, I'm still new to the terms!

    Thanks guys!
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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    ORIGINAL: skoemba

    Dan,

    That picture was drawn on CAD and is the exact shape of the wing. Thanks for the help!

    Tall Paul, can you please explain "sweep". Sorry, I'm still new to the terms!

    Thanks guys!
    .Sweep is the distance the wingtip is aft of the root leading edge.
    The 740 dimension in your drawing.
    The program would need two sweep dimensions, as mentioned.. from the root to the leading edge at first break at the notch in the trailing edge, and the dimension from there to the tip.
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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    If you want to calculate the CG on your project, just a wing planform drawing is not enough. we should also consider is this is a flying wing, or if it has a horizontal tail, itΒ΄s area and distance from the wing. also the fuselage lenght and shape and even the airfoil affects the CG calculations.
    Another way to do this by yourself, is building a small flat balsa model of your project and find the CG until you achieve a decent and stable glide rate.

    Best regards, Enrique

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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    Hi Skoemba,

    ORIGINAL: skoemba
    That picture was drawn on CAD and is the exact shape of the wing. Thanks for the help!
    Okay. Here's what I found.

    The vertical line is the MAC. The horizontal line is 25% of the MAC.

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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    I have about 4-5 DELTA wings. 25% of the MAC (virtical center line) is correct, but depending on the weight you have (I assume it is a pusher prop), the CG will come back a tiny bit farther

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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    Thanks a lot guys! I will try the CG Dan and let you know. I guess it's trial and error from hereon!
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    RE: CG on an odd shaped wing

    ORIGINAL: skoemba
    Thanks a lot guys! I will try the CG Dan and let you know. I guess it's trial and error from hereon!
    You're welcome. Yes, this is only a rough CG that will allow you to fly the model so you can fine-tune the CG.

    Good luck and happy landings!

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