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gnu-V

The Icarus V was a rigid wing hang glider designed by Taras Kiceniuk in the year 1973.

gnu "V" was the project for making a replica of a rigid wing based on the V ...

Icarus V studi
Fig 1. Icarus V analysis

Parameter          
          Value          
           Comment         
wing span
9.75 m (32 ft)

chord
1.52 m (5 ft)
constant
sweep
20 deg
fledge=18 swift=20
dyhedral
7 deg

washout
7.5 deg
Difficult to spin
wing area
14.86 m2 (160 sq ft)

weight
29.5 kg (65 lb)

glide ratio
10:1

tip rudder
0.9 m ?

cage
0.75x1.0 ?


  Control system by cage and rudders down (Icarus V) or "A" frame and rudders up (Fledge) will be possible.

November 2009: CAD plans (3D unifilar scheme)

Airfoil
1. Airfoil
Plan
2. Plan view
Lasteral view
3. Lateral view
Front view
4. Front view
3d
5. 3D
3d
6. 3D
3d
7. 3D
3d
8. 3D


    CAD plans (.dwg): gnu-V_3D_20091121.dwg

  Airfoil coordinates: gnu-V.txt gnu-V.dat

Airfoil comparative
Fig. 2. Airfoil comparative: Liebeck, MH-78, Swift, gnu-V


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