Good to know the wing is working well. Keep up the good work!Hawaiis wrote:Don:
The Titanium front wings were tested first without anhedral, they were very unstable, after adding anhedral, they are performing better than the MHL Lift wing. the frontal area is reduced to 1/3. very smooth and vibration is less than the MHL lift wing. The limitation right now is the flexing and twisting of the MHL T-Bar. I am working on a replacement T-Bar to replace the MHL lift.
I was thinking about welding two sheets of titanium to form the vertical strut of the Tbar. I need to find a welder who will weld titanium.
Helicopter Wings are subject to less force than Hydrofoils, they may not be able to cope with the stress.
In stead of welding two pieces together, could only one piece be used? One piece could be formed at the leading edge around some object, then welded the trailing edge. There would be half as much of a heat effected zone if only welding the trailing edge.
With regard to stress on the wing, you guys are making this harder than it needs to be. It is as simple as this video shows.