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Rectangular vs Tapered vs Elliptical Wing planform

  1. Feb 5, 2014 #1
    I wonder what are the advantages and disvantages of the rectangular, tapered and elliptical wing planforms.
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2014 #2

    SteamKing

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    I wonder if this is a homework question.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2014 #3
    No, I am planning to select the adequate wing planform for a project. We are designning a small cargo plane. But I just know that the elliptical wing has the best lift distribution, the tapered wing reduce the induced drag, and the rectangular is more economically and easier to manufacturate.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2014 #4

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    pegus. You have summed up the situation very well.
     
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