Firefly-YCTTSFM Posted September 1, 2008 Share Posted September 1, 2008 One issue with canards is that you can never reach maximum lift coefficient (CLmax) of the wing. One result of this is a a faster touchdown speed. Flaps/slats are not possible because of the risk of stalling the wing before the canard. How could a greater CLmax be reached for takeoff/landing? Please note: this topic is THEORETICAL ONLY. I am not suggesting modifying the aerodynamics of a canard aircraft in any way without thorough stability and control analysis and *extensive* wind-tunnel / flight testing, all of which performed by someone smarter and braver than me... Quote I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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