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Old 09-22-2002, 03:50 AM
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Hi There!!

Can anyone tell me how to compute the the wing area for a tapered wing?

Wing span is 54 inches
Wing chord at root is 9.25 inches
Chord at tip is 5.50 inches

Anyone?
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How about 796.5 sq in

Download this tool and it will calculate it for you

http://www.members.dca.net/mcquaide/...calculator.xls
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Default Wing area tapered wing

796.5 sq" will give you a biplane.

For a straight tapered wing do this: add the root and tip chord, divide by two, multiply the result by the span.

for your wing you will get 398.25 sq"

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