Hey guys i am currently studying Aerospace at the University of Hertfordshire, London, UK.
As one of our modules we have been asked to design and develop an aircraft, i have been designated the stability and control.
Our aircraft has a Double Delta shape wing, with a vertical stabiliser, however i have run into some problems. I have looked through numerous books and looked on many websites yet have not been able to find a way to calculate the control surface sizes for the aircraft. We have chosen to use elevons/flaperons (like those on the eurofighter) on the wing and just a rudder within the stabiliser.
Would anyone be able to help me in anyway possible?
I have not been able to find any rule of thumb that will shed light onto calculating the elevon size with regard to size of wing, or the size of vertical stabiliser.
Any help would be appreciated,