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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2011, 09:56:47 am »
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2011, 10:10:00 am »
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2011, 10:59:07 am »
That's pretty cool Tophe, looks like you had fun with it!
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2011, 11:19:49 am »
Heh - nice one Tophe! :thumbsup:

A question though: I can see how your anti-torque rotor is preventing yaw from the off-centre thrust, but isn't it also generating excess lift on one side? Perhaps you should have left a stub wing outboard on the other side to compensate..... ;)
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Re: G.1vw Fokker
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2011, 08:02:22 pm »
Thanks for your nice words. ;D
I understand the unbalance issue and yes a single half wing would have provided the model with even more asymmetry you are right. Though, the main goal was to reduce size, width, span, and the rotor 'invention' came later, to bring more distance from 'Real'...
Well let's say it differently: an anti-torque rotor never produces too much power, because its rotation speed (or blade angle) is adjusted to the need, for instance: different at take-off with full power from normal cruise.
Differently again: this model came from a design student, and the teacher judgement has been "wrong, you need one half wing addition, but no need to correct, anyway it will not work, put it to the garbage directly, or... give it to a what-if crazy enthusiast..."
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