-I was seeng this "POISK" in Riga convension,1989...
Four wings?four 12 x 4 foot wing panels can fit inside the vehicle, giving you the area, span, and aspect ratio to have an aircraft that climbs well on reasonable power. The length of the vehicle also allows you to have a longer tailboom or tailcone, putting the tail at a reasonable distance behind the wing for safe flight characteristics.
No, four (12 foot max) wing panels that are assembled as two wings with a total span of 48 foot (max).Four wings?
I bet the glider wings weigh more than the fuselage. Weight doesn't matter much for a glider but does for an airplane.No, four (12 foot max) wing panels that are assembled as two wings with a total span of 48 foot (max).
OR if someone wanted to explore a 3 surface aircraft config. (using a forward wing, rear wing, and elevator) they could essentially use this method to have two main wings of 24 foot span. The three surface configuration allows larger flaps and flap deflections than conventional airplanes. So you can often use higher lift devices and high lift coefficients on the wings, and yet still have a lightly loaded tail with plenty of trim authority.
The point was that regardless of the wing configuration, if you have an 18 foot long vehicle, the rearmost 12 feet can be used to store the wings in four pieces like the larger competition gliders do nowdays. Relatively simple overlapping spars that are held together with simple shear pins, instead of a huge electro-mechanical folding and locking mechanism.
Looking at most of the other roadables, they try to use shorter spans, or they try to use complex folding or swinging wings that are smaller than they otherwise could be.
PAL-V... should cost a whooping 600K USD - way too much in my opinion
Grab one now for a $71,000 savings before they figure out their error! :gig:Website lists the "initial" sales price at £425,000 which, at this morning's rate, is about $529,000 and change.