Old 09-16-2018, 07:16 AM
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Default Experiment with a new shape of Airfoil for my glider

I am building an RC glider. It's under construction. I came up with an idea of a sharp leading edge airfoil for that glider.
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This type of airfoils are typically used at supersonic speeds. But to achieve a higher lift to drag ratio, I thought of this symmetric airfoil with sharp leading edge for gliders.

I conducted a small experiment with two chuck gliders. Both identical in dimensions. But one glider having a rounded leading edge and the other having a sharp leading edge. Both being symmetrical.

The sharp leading edge airfoil, due to its less drag kept flying straight, like an arrow everytime I launched it. Here is the video of my experiment.

Now I am going to built a wing with this type of airfoil for my RC glider.
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