MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 189, 20182018 2nd International Conference on Material Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MEAMT 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Bio & Human Engineering|
|Published online||10 August 2018|
Take-off characteristics for NACA 4612 aerofoil in a twin-wing configuration with optimum angles of attack
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, Florida USA
2 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, Earnley, UK
3 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, Bitburg, Germany
Corresponding author : McAnd4f1@erau.edu
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are used generally at low levels and speeds. The research reported in this article investigates the possible use of twin-wing designs for higher altitudes with a focus on the possible lift capable for either short runways or high payloads. The wing aerofoil and unique Angles of Attack, AoA, are set 5o on the upper wing and 10o on the lower. There is a positive upper wing stagger of 50% of the chord length at height separation of 1 chord. These parameters have been established from previous research and this research investigates how they generate lift at take-off and what lift and drag properties exist. It also determines if these parameters are in-line with those for high altitude flight.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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