[Courtesy of Mark Drela, drela "at" mit.edu, October 2003 - web presentation by Tomer Jackman, jackman_tomer "at" EMC.com]
Construction notes are included in the drawings, which you can download as Acrobat v6 PDF documents in the links below. If you need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.
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See the SuperGee construction page! Includes construction tips and a standard (non RDS) wing design
For some of you, Mark Drela needs no introduction... For the others, Mark has held indoor HLG records and innovated in many aspects of HLG design for the indoor crowd. He is a well known aerodynamicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and who has won the world wide recognition for his DLG design in the soaring community.
The SuperGee II
The SuperGee II, is the second generation DLG designed by Mark. It’s most visible feature are the “Flaperon RDS” (Rotary Drive System). Under it’s skin it has a new set of airfoils, as described in the New SuperGee Airfoils page.
SuperGee II Construction
SuperGee II plan (Acrobat PDF)
SuperGee II fuselage pod details (Acrobat PDF)
SuperGee II tail shaping data and diagram (Acrobat PDF)
SuperGee II RDS (Acrobat PDF)
Airfoil Coordinates and Polars
Construction Notes and photos
Wing servos and RDS
The wing servos are “hidden” inside the wing cavities created for this purpose. The linkage goes into the RDS mechanism.
In this photo you can see the RDS linkage show thru the Flaperon hinge when the Flaperon is being deflected.
Wing pylons and ballast
This photo shows the wing pylons, as they extend from the bottom of the wing. Along with them the connector for the wing electronics.
Wing Tip and Launch Peg
Vertical Stabilizer and Rudder
Horizontal Stabilizer and Elevator
Related links – further reading:
Best of luck, and please let us know how you're doing with your SuperGee II !
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