Author Topic: Pitch and balance realism?  (Read 191 times)

Pitch and balance realism?
« on: February 13, 2020, 08:07:58 AM »
Hi all, I'm just starting out with digital models and was wondering if anyone had any advice for ensuring a fictional plane would have decent pitch control and balance? I've been using
this calculator meant for RC planes for balance and came up with these:

I've no idea how to tell if the elevons aren't far back enough or if the canard could compensate for it however.
Thanks for any help :smiley:

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Re: Pitch and balance realism?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 12:21:49 PM »
Well, it sure looks good!!
I would say you are on the right track.

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Re: Pitch and balance realism?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 11:16:52 PM »
Using that calculator should get you close enough. Not everybody is all that concerned about such realism....

Re: Pitch and balance realism?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 01:25:41 PM »
It won't tell you anything about where to put the control surfaces though.

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Re: Pitch and balance realism?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 02:06:37 AM »
Your design looks somewhat similar to the Swiss ALR Piranha design so maybe that can assist for the purposes of this:


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Re: Pitch and balance realism?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 10:36:56 AM »
Woah.. It does...
Thanks! I'll put the wing geometry of that in the calculator and see what happens.

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Re: Pitch and balance realism?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 01:04:26 PM »
Gerry Anderson never let these details bother him!
Seriously, sounds like a good tool to get things into the world of the plausible.