Basics of R/C Model Aircraft Design: Practical Techniques for Building Better Models
A comprehensive guide to designing radio control model airplanes. Andy Lennon presents a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the intriguing world of model aerodynamics. Whatever your modeling background, this book will be a valuable reference source in your R/C library and will never be outdated. Fully illustrated.
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adverse yaw aerodynamic center aft wing ailerons airfoil section angle of attack aspect ratio balance balsa beam cambered canard center of lift CG location Chapter CL max cowl degrees diameter dihedral downwash angle droop elevator engine Eppler Figure 9 float flying foreplane formula fuselage glider gross weight ground effect higher horizontal tail increase induced drag landing gear landing speeds level flight lift coefficient low Rns lower main wing maneuverability maneuvers Model Airplane model's weight muffler NACA nose nose-up numbers ounces per square pitching moments plane planform Power loading profile drag prop propeller reduced result rudder servos shown in Figure slotted flaps spiral stability square foot square inches stall speed stalling angle static margin Swift symmetrical T-tail tail download tail surfaces tail's tailless takeoff tandem wings three-surface tion trim vertical tail area wing area wing loading wing's AoA wingtip zero lift