Ah, I know the one you mean. The Sh-Tandem. Yeah, it does look like a clone of it, but I was initially working off a Deleanne design.i think that one needs red stars and tail gunner. ;-)
Yeah, but I switched them around because it looked better. Still viable.Umm, aren't the wings the wrong way around for Delanne? He was another "slot effect" guy so the front wing should be high and the rear wing low.
Sockmonkey this one for some reason reminds me a character from some Japanamation I've seen in my dark and distant pastYeah, but I switched them around because it looked better. Still viable.
Now here's some crazy.
Monowheel tandem with reverse dihedral on the rear wing.
I should probably bend the wingtips up a little.
I purposely made it a bit anthropomorphic.Sockmonkey this one for some reason reminds me a character from some Japanamation I've seen in my dark and distant past
Certainly doable, though I did have aerodynamic stability reasons for offsetting them.
Usually so I can get away with eliminating the vertical tail.
That's why I gave some of those deltas dihedral or anhedral, so they would work as V-tails in addition to being lifting surfaces like I did with this guy.I can't think of many successful non-fly-by-wire designs that can get away without an vertical (or at least 45 degrees or so) surfaces for directional stability. Yes, a few flying wings, but the Northrops were marginal without the down-turned tips of the early versions.
I was thinking of something more like the actual Payen designs but with a constant-chord canard and clipped delta wing for simplicity. At low wing loadings the delta starts to look more interesting.
It's the lift distribution. STOL has nothing to do with it.I like the Flechair, I really do, in fact I like to imagine I have one in my hangar to commute to out-of-town work in or just generally show up in the nick of time in it to save the day like the dashing hero I am...
...but I’m not convinced that aft wing is doing a whole lot more than adding wetted area and drag. If you figure the CG is 15° aft of the main wheels and thus the total centre of lift also in that region, then it looks like the forward wing is doing the lion’s share of the lifting. “Oh, but something-something-delta-leading-edge-vortexes-and-STOL,” you may say. To that I’d like to point out that the Payen’s fore wing carries ailerons only AFAIK so any voodoo magic extra lift on the aft wing would just pitch the nose down.
Looks cool as all heck though.