ANDY MACDONALD'S FLYING WING PAGE
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Pages Updated 21st July 99
I have had a few strange questions and requests lately about some of
the stuff on this page, so I am making things a little easier to get to
and to understand.
I do not sell wings. (But I have been known to buy them!)
If you want to buy a flying wing, have a look on the
Commercially Available Wings Page
If you need any flying wing airfoil coordinates, have a look at the
AIRFOIL coords PAGE
If any plans for the featured wings are available, they are accessed by
clicking on the plan Icon at the base of the page about that wing. All
relevant details and dimensions are on the plans, unless noted
I don't mind answering questions, but please read the page concerned
first to see if the answer isn't there. Try the other pages too. In
fact, read all the pages. If you still can't find the answer then ask
me and I will update the info to make it all clear. (hopefully)
Construction tips for all sorts of things are available on the Construction Tips Page
A FANTASTIC page on
Flying Wing design exists on Martin Hepperles' site
The basic Panknin Wing Twist Program is available in an Excel file and
also in basic form from BSquared's Site
Ok, now where were we? Oh yes....
Flying wings seem to becoming a little more popular these days and
I am hoping to encourage this by making available to the more
adventuresome among us, some details on a few successful models to
encourage more development and spread the word on just how well some of
these deceptively simple models perform.
Hopefully there will be enough details for construction of these
models or at least enough details for the more experienced builder to
come up with a serviceable airframe. If you have any questions, just
let me know! Keep in mind the requirement for torsional ridgidity.
Especially in the bigger, faster models.
Yes, you possibly can build some of the models using different
techniques, like balsa coverings instead of carbon/glass, but ask
yourself why they were built that way in the first place.....
The handlaunch models may get away with traditional construction as
their speeds are relatively slow and their dimensions are small. The
composite models are normally constructed with at least one layer of
glass or carbon at 45 degrees to counter torsion, and a spar system to
handle bending loads. If you haven't visited it already, the
construction tips page contains some
Most of these models have been displayed here with the assistance of
the designers where possible and if you decide to construct any of
these please let me know so I can inform them of your progress.
If you have any questions about construction details that I have
left out or any general questions, please email me and I will try to
answer your questions and update this site.
Here for your viewing pleasure are:-
More of Hans-Jurgens models will be forthcoming as the
information becomes available.
More models will be shown as I become aware of them.
If you know of any more that work, please let me know!
Here are some FLYING WING AIRFOIL coords
that you may need
and some FLYING WING LINKS
Don't feel like building, but still want to fly a Wing?
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