Logo
Builders' Plan Gallery  |  Hip Pocket Web Site  |  Contact Forum Admin (Account/Technical Issues)  |  Contact Global Moderator
September 28, 2021, 10:28:18 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with email, password and session length
 
Home Help Search Login Register
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Laird "Super Solution" Redux  (Read 1392 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
ironmike
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 90
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 1,214

Topic starter


Ignore
« on: July 22, 2017, 02:48:11 PM »

Actually got an old flying buddy to come out and fly,
and he had his cell phone camera along. Herewith 2 pics
of the laird and Texaco being launched by yours truly.
What you cant see is the adl rudder area seen on the
last build post.
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Laird "Super Solution" Redux
Laird "Super Solution" Redux
Logged
alset
Bronze Member
***

Kudos: 2
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 75



Ignore
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 03:26:17 PM »

How does the Laird maintain stability with apparently no dihedral in the upper wing and very little in the lower wing?
Logged
ironmike
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 90
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 1,214

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 03:58:38 PM »

Glad you asked alset.
Actually when you can interrupt the spanwise
airflow that occurs when side slipping, you accomplish "dihedral".
Top wing mounts onto top of fuselage and the interplane struts are wide enough
to become dihedral. Dihedral effect occurs just doesn't look like it.
Logged
flydean1
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 30
Online Online

United States United States

Posts: 1,319



Ignore
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 09:11:04 PM »

Note:  Fikes and Lacey M10's do quite well with "zero" dihedral.  Same effect Mike points out.  I also built a Jetco Dayton-Wright Racer peanut with "zero" dihedral.  Flew very well.  Again, same principle as Mike's Super Solution.
Logged
rgroener
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 32
Offline Offline

Switzerland Switzerland

Posts: 1,284



Ignore
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 07:39:46 AM »

Mike, cool pictures, thanks for sharing.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!