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A more heavily loaded canard due to a more-forward CG range (heavier engine)
would need more incidence, not less, would result in increased drag, and
would cause higher stall, climb, best-glide, and takeoff and landing speeds.
David J. Gall
From: lasermike92009 [mailto:mwynn@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:17 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] with regard high power (heavier) engine
Presumably, fitting a heavier engine increases the wing
loading of the canard. I am led to believe that the angle of
incidence of the canard must be carefully set in order to
ensure that it stalls first. With a heavier nose, would the
increased canard wing loading enable the angle of incidence
of the canard to be smaller and perhaps similar to the `main wing'.
Would this would yield some efficiency gains by reducing drag??
Anybody reset the angine of incidence of the canard when
using heavier power plants??