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    Re: German flying wing

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidhawk9 View Post
    So remove the canard, and replace the wing and fuselage? Yup, that would about do it.
    YuuuuP Key words are 'viable moldless construction'.

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    Re: German flying wing

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidhawk9 View Post
    So remove the canard, and replace the wing and fuselage? Yup, that would about do it.
    You could keep the tires. And maybe the engine and prop. Yep, that's just like the Long-EZ!
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    Re: German flying wing

    New photo on the company Facebook page:

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    Re: German flying wing

    =tuck resistant ? (I think,NO !) =narrow,tapered wings...

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    Re: German flying wing

    I liked it more when I thought it was a single seat.

    I would like to see it on the ground on its landing gear, and also a video of someone attaining the cockpit.

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    Re: German flying wing

    Quote Originally Posted by henryk View Post
    =tuck resistant ? (I think,NO !) =narrow,tapered wings...
    If it follows the Horten design, there would be a nonlinear twist distribution, and a higher than usual static margin. Both of these would improve the tuck resistance.

    Refer to the "Tailless Aircraft" book by Nickels
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    Re: German flying wing

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerowerx View Post
    If it follows the Horten design, there would be a nonlinear twist distribution, and a higher than usual static margin. Both of these would improve the tuck resistance.

    Refer to the "Tailless Aircraft" book by Nickels
    =iff dampfing momentum< inertia momentum=tuck is possible...

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    Re: German flying wing

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    Interesting that it's a two-seater. I wonder if the seats are staggered, or fully side-by-side?
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    Re: German flying wing

    Quote Originally Posted by henryk View Post
    =iff dampfing momentum< inertia momentum=tuck is possible...
    You are right. Nickels discusses that in the book, and how to avoid it. He has an entire chapter about the possible problems with tailless aircraft. That is why he recommends a large static margin, as high as 20%.
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    Re: German flying wing

    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    Interesting that it's a two-seater. I wonder if the seats are staggered, or fully side-by-side?
    My guess would be side by side. One of the pictures is a frontal view and the cockpit seems wide enough.
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    Re: German flying wing

    More news here: https://www.bydanjohnson.com/modern-...19-approaches/

    Not much down visibility.

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    Re: German flying wing

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    More news here: https://www.bydanjohnson.com/modern-...19-approaches/

    Not much down visibility.
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    -or "foot windows"...

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    Re: German flying wing

    Dan Johnson has a few good photos in his article. Interesting that there are a couple of aerodynamic "fixes" apparent already. The fences on the wings are the obvious one, which isn't too surprising on a wing with a lot of sweep. There are also sharp strakes at the wing roots. This would make it seem like they are far enough in their flight test to be tweaking the behavior of the aircraft.

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    Re: German flying wing

    You could trade a little performance for stability by decreasing the aspect ratio.

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    Re: German flying wing

    I disagree. Stability in a swept wing like that is a "whole body" approach. It's all in the twist/sweep/ lever arm totality. Long swept wings give you a nice long lever.

    It's true that a wing of the same area, with a lower AR, will have a longer chord, that also gives you more lever length, but that also "takes away" a higher percentage of lifting surface.

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