They are well designed kits, my point was just that they aren't scale. If you overlay a tomahawk diagram over the kit plans, the forward wings are straighter, longer, and in some cases further forward.
Adjustments have been made for stability. If you want scale you will have to design it yourself and adjust the CG as required.They are well designed kits, my point was just that they aren't scale. If you overlay a tomahawk diagram over the kit plans, the forward wings are straighter, longer, and in some cases further forward.
You can't ignore the pivoting wings, because they still act on the body and cause drag, but there's a lesser effect on the CP than fixed wings.Another iron is to make the forward wings free to pivot to maintain zero angle of attack. This way they may be ignored for cp.
The Quest ALCM Tomahawk actually flys pretty well.
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They usually show up on Ebay here and there, might be available from some other vendors.
The problem is difficult painting and decals. I did a build on my blog:
If you're going to turn it into a Boosted Glider, you can probably get something closer to a cruise missile. That's where the closer CG/CP relationship helps generate lift and keep the thing in the air. But a straight up-and-down model rocket wants the CP sufficiently behind the CG to Keep the Thing pointing up. No lifts or spins desired.Well, good built. But do you really believe the cp vs cg thing. Never had any RC airplane hobbies tell you cp. They only way the cg should be slightly before the lift center of wing chord, so the tail of airplane can auto correct the AOA. What the difference btw cruise missile and an airplane really