well If i was the guy i would break this equation into three component
1. take off
On takeoff and Landing thats where the plane will be under maximum stress. In takeoff he has to address the issue of speed, for him to reach average speed
of 250km/h he will need alot of power from the engine while at the same time the plane need to stay oncourse at that speed now there the issue of allignment has to be adressed, the weight of the plane has to be evenly distributed on both side..........
True RV wrote:I like seeing people like him try something, though not new. the fella should have started building his craft by using scrub materials from trashed planes. His choice of material (here I mean weight/iron) will probably cost him his life when he attempts to fly it. I am more concerned about the central gravity of the craft. Instability will be the biggest problem. I hope the guy got some advice on fluid mechanice (the famous uplift/wing,) and most important the take off speed. Most aircraft take off at relatively low speeds, 250km/h. B4 take off the forces on the plane is well balanced. Aerodynamics over the surface of the moving object should be well balanced or can be controlled/balanced by the pilot
I would have liked to see the fella use more steel wire tendons rather than using solid material.