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Old 12-30-2010, 09:53 PM
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how do you figure wing loading what is good and not so good I am building an F18 that willmeet big bird rules</p>
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Wing Loading is typical calculated At Ounces per Square foot.

1- Take you wing area in inches, divided by 144
2- Find total Ounces,,, (8lbs plane? 8x16=96)

So lets say you have a 8lbs plane with a wing area of 600 sq. in.

600/144 = 4.16 sq. ft.

96/4.16 = 23.04

That plane would be 23 ounces per square foot, typical wing loading range of a 40 size trainer
Warbirds are in the 30s,
Jets?? 40's

Look in my gallery, that kingfisher is near 50oz
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the airplane i am building right now has a projected weight of 17 pounds and a wing area of 2205 sq inches so i guess a wing loading of 17.75 ounces per sq ft is acceptable
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Are you sure your math is right on that wing area??
That's pretty light and pretty darn big,,
If those number are right it should fly like a glider, not a f-18
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the bare plane weighs 9 pounds , 2 pounds for radio gear, batteries, switches , DLE55 for engine 3.5 pounds, lg is 1/2 pound so i am at 15 still have 2 for misc things i dont think it will matter if i even go to 20 pounds
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My bad, I confused you with the OP, what plane are you building?
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the name of the plane is a Hooker , it is a swept wing stick type plane, dont know who designed it but several fliers in the area has owned one , the original plane was designed for a 2stroke 60 to a 100 four stroke so i enlarged the plans for a bigger one

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