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Old 12-19-2019, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mikes68charger View Post
So as the question states, do adding conards to a jet add lift thus changing the CG?

This is a NASA F15 they used for STOL testing, apparently they took F18 elevators and made the big Conards on the F15

I'm currently Restoring a Byron F15, and this is definitely odd and was thinking of adding this feature to my build, but worry about CG changes
I wouldn't know about the full scale plane you are referencing, which might have lots of computer power to control things, but on a model you better take a different CG into account if you want it not to instantly crash. The typical canard surface carries at least the same wing loading as the main wing.