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Manoeuvrable Autonmous Glider

Manoeuvrable Autonmous Glider

Manoeuvrable Autonmous Glider

I am doing project where I need to design and construct a simple glider capable of high-speed manoeuvres by moving its wings or changing its shape. I would like some help or ideas on the design and how to go about making the wings mobile. I am interested in the uncontrolled manoeuvre so no electronic controls systems will be required. Thank you.

RE: Manoeuvrable Autonmous Glider

Changing shape by means other than trailing edge control surfaces gets complicated fast, and for nonelectronic means gets heavy fast.
Neither are good for a glider.

If the glider turns out to be any good, you also need a thermal fuse (literally a piece of burning string or other primitive timer that releases the entire elevator into a high AOA position after some minutes, or you will be chasing the glider into the next county.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Manoeuvrable Autonmous Glider

So is this a classroom project?


glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: Manoeuvrable Autonmous Glider

How about a mechanism using flutter! Once a certain speed is exceeded there a permanent geometry change.

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