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KDDM-Raven-IV

5,868 KillaDanDaMan  4.7 years ago
Auto Credit Based on KillaDanDaMan's KDDM-Hurricane

This design is based off the
Horten Parabel

1:56. Unknown reliability. This glider is complete stock no mods. I used tiny fuselage pieces with max deadweight and stuck them in the nose to maintain low drag

I am not buying into the temptation of using glitched perpetual motion gliders that rocket past 1000mph. I just want a fair race with real gliders

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor KDDM-Hurricane
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 19.4ft (5.9m)
  • Length 8.3ft (2.5m)
  • Height 3.2ft (1.0m)
  • Empty Weight 7,406lbs (3,359kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,406lbs (3,359kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 98.3lbs/ft2 (479.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 75.3ft2 (7.0m2)
  • Drag Points 44

Parts

  • Number of Parts 13
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    6,268 Mykl

    Ah, ok.@KillaDanDaMan

    4.6 years ago
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    @SuperSanic I have found that there exists a fine balance between wing size and overall weight. In my countless tests to further improve the design I found that adding any more weight results in the design accelerating faster but in turn, is not being controllable. Add to big of wings and it maintains flight but becomes slow. One might say they are inversly porportional. But once you center the mass,put lift right behind it, and tag on the right amount of mass and wing surface area you can turn out something like this. Note that the wings are symmetric to have minimum lift for quicker acceleration. Also tweak surface controls that usually helps. In the short run pure Trial and Error. I just expiremented alot.

    4.6 years ago
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    6,268 Mykl

    I have a question, I have a plane that weighs about 1,000 pounds more and has less drag, but only gets 2:11, how u do this?

    4.6 years ago