So, as I now have some time to revisit the “outside of the design box”, I attach a General Arrangement dwg for a family of 4 BWB Foils with a non-traditional thrust concept. The Thrust Concept will be illustrated in the Propulsion Group forum.
A “notional” e817 foil is used to define all chord stations, thrust defined the ct, and therefore the cl. The planform for the c1 configuration is an aero model, and will be modified as CFD pressure contours are refined, Planforms d1, e1 and f1 are “sportier” configurations … at least that is what I am hoping for …
My hope is that I can get feedback from current riders (I am not) as to potential maneuverability performance, especially with respect to active control surface sizing to minimize design revision iterations. I will be posting cp contour maps total drag and lift. Please note that CFD should not be considered a validation as 20% variance from tests is not unusual.
So please feel free to rant or rave (with supporting guidance)