Tailless Tale

Tailless Tale

by Dr. Ing. Ferdinando Galè

Tailless Tale is, so far as we know, the first published book dealing specifically with tailless model aircraft. Tailless Tale is directed toward modelers, whether they are interested in RC, free flight, or control line flying. It serves as a general guide for those modelers intrigued by the history and potential of tailless aircraft, and as a source of technical information for those designing their own models. Amateur builders of full size aircraft will also find much useful information.

  • Historical Notes
  • Basic Considerations
  • Tailless Flying Models
  • Static Longitudinal Stability
  • Lateral and Directional Stability
  • Control and Maneuverability
  • Appendix
    • Airfoils
    • Bell shaped lift distribution (Horten)
    • Wing loading conversion chart
    • Engine displacement conversion chart
    • Trigonometric tables
    • Selected tailless design dates
  • Bibliography
    • Books, reports, selected articles
    • Periodicals

270 pages, illustrated. Printed or downloadable PDF (23.1MB) US$38.00

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