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That's how an airfoil was supposed to look like in 1911 (see also The Gallery). Today, there are more of them, sometimes even better ones - but alas not too many in this very interesting thickness range of 8 % and below. So we had to roll our own.


Airfoil Thickness Camber Geometry Polars Remarks
HD45
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7.5 % 1.4 % For fast models (F5B, F5D, slope).
HD46
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7.0 % 1.4 % For fast models (F5B, F5D, slope).
HD47
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6.5 % 1.4 % For fast models (z.B. F5B, F5D, slope). Ariane V10 wing airfoil.
HD48
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8.0 % 2.5 % Optimized for F3B. The "-2FLAP.73" polar is for a 27 % flap, deflected 2 degrees upwards (speed task configuration).
HD48A
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8.5 % 2.5 % Optimized for F3B. The "-2FLAP.73" polar is for a 27 % flap, deflected 2 degrees upwards (speed task configuration).
HD48B
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9.0 % 2.3 % Optimized for F3B. The "-2FLAP.73" polar is for a 27 % flap, deflected 2 degrees upwards (speed task configuration).
HD50
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8.0 % 1.3 % Special purpose F5B airfoil, designed for the Ariane V5 and Ariane V6. Low minimum drag and high maximum lift, but higher drag than the new HD4x series in the middle lift range.
HD53
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7.5 % 1.2 % Special purpose F5B airfoil, designed for the Ariane V7. Low minimum drag and high maximum lift, but higher drag than the new HD4x series in the middle lift range.
HD54
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7.0 % 1.4 % Special purpose S8E rocket glider airfoil, designed for the Ariane RAK2.
HD800
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8.0 % 0.0 % General purpose tail airfoil. Lower drag and a more linear lift/alfa curve (see NACA0008 comparison polars).
HD801
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7.0 % 0.0 % General purpose tail airfoil, used on almost every Ariane plane. Lower drag and a more linear lift/alfa curve (see NACA0007 comparison polars).

 

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