|Not Much to Look at but Flies Well|
In the formula for lift, wing area is one of the components, increasing the wing area should increase the amount of lift. Like most things the variables that lead to a result are dependent in some way. Increase the surface of the wing and the total weight of the airplane increases and so does the amount of drag. If the wing size was increased too much more it would not be stiff enough without some reinforcement. Larger propeller and rubber strip would be needed to power a plane that was significantly larger, I wanted to avoid that.
|Larger Plane in Flight|
The new airplane with increased wing area appears to be a good compromise. Observing it in flight the flight speed appears slower and the flight looks more stable to me. Recent flights were in gusty winds and the airplane handled it well although at one point it looked to be flying backwards for a brief time.
Now the real test what success groups of kids have building and flying this airplane.
New Larger Plane in Flight
Smaller Airplane Climbs High Faster
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