The AP-1 is my entry for the ‘‘coolest contraption contest’’. I post this infront of schedule because I won´t be home for a month (to not risk doing so after the deadline).
The aircraft a light, highly maneuvrable jet with a cruising speed of 170 km/h. Top speed in level flight is 270 km/h (168 mph). These values are approximations and haven´t been verified.
It does not use the fin tool to fly, instead a E2 calculates lift produced by the wings and tail, based on their area, velocity and angle relative to the direction of motion. I decided to do this because when building it, I forgot to tilt the main wing slightly (4 - 5 degrees). This is nessasary if “no lift” fin is to be used. “lift by plane” fin could be used, but performance would suffer (it produces a strong pitching moment on airplanes at high velocities).
If the expressions on the craft are read, one can see unused inputs. I intended to add onboard stabilization and autopilot. This did not occur because I build it a day before I left my house, finishing it at 4 am. So the build process was rushed.
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