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Twist incorporated in wing tips to raise the leading edge, to give more incidence at the tip than at the root.
Twist incorporated in wing tips to raise the trailing edge, to give less incidence at the tip than at the root. Washout inherently makes the aircraft more stable.
Markings come in many different forms and are normally provided with the kit.
See also: Beaufort Scale.
Designed to reduce the drag of fixed undercarriages by providing an aerodynamic shroud over the top section of the wheels.
So what is white metal and why is it so good for modelling especially unusual subjects. Well after the cost of material and labour the moulding process is relatively cheap. Therefore short runs of kits can be produced and of a variety of different subjects can be kitted. more...
A motorised towline spool for launching gliders.
A removable tube surrounding the rubber motor of a free-flight aircraft during winding, which protects the fuselage from damage in case of a motor breakage.
The wing of a model aeroplane that is intended to fly may be constructed in a number of ways depending on the required performance envelope of the model aircraft. more......
See also: Stitching.
There are a number of ways a model aircraft wing can be constructed and finished to produce a durable structure (this is especially important in the case of model aircraft powered by internal combustion engines).
Expression for the weight per unit wing area of a model. Thermal gliders might
have a wing loading of around 10 or 12 ounces per square foot, large scale power
models may be over 24 ounces per square foot.
The chord-wise cross section of a wing. Since the first days of flight wing sections have been continually changing and optimised for different aspects: lift, drag, low speed, high speed, strength.....
The earliest form of roll control was produced by warping the whole wing. Raising the trailing edge of the right hand wing and lowering the trailing edge of the left hand wing will result in the aircraft rolling to the right.
See also: Ailerons.
A brief description of timbers from acacia to walnut. more......
On 17 December 1903 Orville Wright made the first controlled powered flight. He flew a distance of 120 feet, lasting 12 seconds. On the second flight his brother Wilbur Wright flew a distance of 850 feet, lasting 69 seconds.
See also: Chronology of Flight.