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Old 01-09-2021, 04:28 AM   #604 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Maybe... the launch probably depends on the spring rates and rebound. Those front dive planes could hold the nose down to hold it level in the air and keep the trajectory flat. Longest imaginable lever arm on the light end. What could fins at the back do?

I think it's pretty genius to get downforce without the typical airdam and wings.
With a lot more wing at the back, it might stay level. Flat things tumble in the air because the leading edge of a wing gets more lift than the back end. To get stability, you need the center of mass well forward, or more area at the back. To avoid flutter, the leading edge of a helicopter blade is heavily ballasted. Arrows avoid tumbling, but don't glide, falling nose-first. Paper airplanes are a good introduction to the art.
There is no excuse for a land vehicle to weigh more than its average payload.
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