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Re: question about wing shape and size 16" Hurricane
Reply #4 - Jan 25th, 2019 at 7:20pm
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Sky9pilot wrote on Jan 25th, 2019 at 5:50pm:
I believe the target ratio of stab area to wing area is 20% to 25% IIRC. That's stab 20% to 25% of wing area.
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Re: question about wing shape and size 16" Hurricane
Reply #3 - Jan 25th, 2019 at 5:50pm
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I believe the target ratio of stab area to wing area is 20% to 25% IIRC. That's stab 20% to 25% of wing area.
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Re: question about wing shape and size 16" Hurricane
Reply #2 - Jan 25th, 2019 at 5:43pm
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pb... once I got it apart, I decided to rebuild from F3 out with new wood. What is the surface area ratio of wing to stab?
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Re: question about wing shape and size 16" Hurricane
Reply #1 - Jan 25th, 2019 at 3:45pm
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Your wing is tapered. Adding length to the wing by adding another bay and additional rib will not add enough area to bother with.
  If you wanted to trim some of the fat off of the wing, you could trim back the leading and trailing edges to ~ 1/8" to 3/16". If you are going wheels up, I would eliminate the wood supporting the landing gear. Those changes should reduce your wing weight by about a third. If you want to increase the wing area, you could rebuild the trailing edge about 1/2" back of where it currently is, but any more than that and your stabilizer would probably be too small, or have to be enlarged.
  If you want to make a larger wing area, it would be easier to rebuild the entire wing and then you could control the weight of the wood, and its dimensions.

  Just my own opinions, YMMV.
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BTW, I have that Trojan kit as well. I was thinking of modifying it into a YAT 28E.
  
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question about wing shape and size 16" Hurricane
Jan 25th, 2019 at 2:57pm
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I took apart my Guillows Huricane built out of the box, it was a brick.
I took almost 3 gr. out of the fuse, will work on the wing next. My question is wouldn't adding some area to the wing aid the "glider" portion of the flight. I'm not concerned about true scale.
I'm thinking about a wing shape like the trojan.
  

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