Re: Flight characteristics questions

Allan Farr <afarr@...>

From what I understand it depends on how much filler is used on the glass-to-glass join at the trailing edge. If none is used, there is quite a lip. However even allowing for that, my elevators may not have been constructed totally accurately as otherwise flipping them over would have been a lot easier.

----- Original Message -----
From: David J. Gall
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, 19 October 2006 11:05
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions


I don't think there's supposed to be any curve at all in the GU elevators.
My plans don't show any.

David J. Gall

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]
> On Behalf Of Allan Farr
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:40 PM
> To: Q-LIST@...
> Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions
> David,
> The elevators on my GU canard appeared to me to have been put
> on upside down by the original builder as the trailing edge
> curved up. I have gone to alot of trouble flipping them over
> so that the t/e curves down - do you think I should have left
> them as is?
> Allan Farr
> Q2
> P.S. On fast taxi runs with the elevators as they were (t/e
> curved up), the canard didn't want to fly. I need all the
> lift I can get up front, and that is one reason why I flipped
> the elevators over.

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