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    Re: Penrose Gremlin

    This is a sort of variant on it where I tried to go minimalist.
    The swept V-tail is meant to act as both a lifting tail and fixed rudder. Elevons on the fore wings.
    Two-axis, but yaw control could be added if the elevons could clamshell open.

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    Re: Penrose Gremlin

    Seems like the linkage for elevons would be more complicated than for a v-tail. Fewer corners to turn.

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    Re: Penrose Gremlin

    Quote Originally Posted by lr27 View Post
    Seems like the linkage for elevons would be more complicated than for a v-tail. Fewer corners to turn.
    No corners actually. The control setup for this only needs two short pushrods from the stick to the elevons. Since they're on the fore wings rather than aft, it's analogous to Spratt wing.

    On a side note, why does the site software keep flagging the words "elevon" and "flaperon" as typos? I could understand why other places would, but those are specific aircraft terms.

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    Re: Penrose Gremlin

    Quote Originally Posted by Sockmonkey View Post
    .... On a side note, why does the site software keep flagging the words "elevon" and "flaperon" as typos? I could understand why other places would, but those are specific aircraft terms.
    Spell-check is a service provided by your browser, not the site. As such, it's a generic utility and doesn't have a lot of "specific aircraft terms."
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    Re: Penrose Gremlin

    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    Spell-check is a service provided by your browser, not the site. As such, it's a generic utility and doesn't have a lot of "specific aircraft terms."
    Ah, thank you. guess it's time to upgrade it's lexicon.

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