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J.L. Frusha

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Junkers 'Flaps' is a misnomer, for one thing. They are the control surfaces, not necessarily 'flaps', in the conventional sense.

Actually, the L.E. slats and slotted flaps should create more lift, rather than pitching 'down'. The forward swept wings are known to reduce low-speed stalling, maintaining lift...

Since this is a powered sailplane, rather than a high-speed race plane, I really don't see a problem. As with anything, judicious use of the controls, rather than being heavy-handed should be fine.

Of course, since it can be modeled as a glider, there is no reason not to. Given the miniaturized servos available and a battery stuffed into a 'pilot's' torso, should help with preliminary weight and balance testing, as well
 

J.L. Frusha

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Better rendition, showing placement of the LE Slots and with the Junkers Flaps aligned...AiRecliner_v_2.1.png

These X-57 pods developed by (or for) NASA may be the cat's meow... Folding Props with minimal drag, ~15 HP equivalent, each...

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