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Future Flight's Klingberg Wing
Rol Klingberg designed and produced his iconic two meter span (78") slope/thermal 'flying wing' glider starting in the late 70s.
An expert aerodynamicist, Klingberg developed the wing airfoils' camber and twist distributions to provide performance and
handling similar to Lee Renaud's Olympic II, so the story goes. Small tip-mounted fixed vertical stabilizers are optional and aren't
required for stable flight. Construction requires use of a wing jig, elements which are shown on the plans sheets, along
with full size photocopies of the wing ribs. A mixing transmitter provides elevator and aileron control using a
micro servo installed in each wing panel to actuate the elevons; large aileron differential (more "up" than "down"
travel) is recommended to avoid adverse yaw at low speeds.
The "Klingberg Wing" is suitable for slope flying or thermal flight launched from a high-start bungee or electric
winch. Electric propulsion, as shown in the model shown in the picture, is a terrific option providing long soaring thermal
flights from "flatland" flying fields.
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Hi! I'm aeroastro
Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent
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