Aerodynamics of Control Line Models
|A control line model is quite different from a free flying model. Such a model is flying in a circular path around the center post, guided by one or two tether lines. The tether lines constrain the rolling motion of the model around the fuselage x-axis. The model cannot bank into the turn as a free flying model would have to do for the same curved flight path. The tether lines introduce additional forces into the model. Also, the rotation results in a variation of the velocity over the span of the wing.|
|1) Tethered Flight||2) Flying on a circular path|
|3) Drag and Power|
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