Low-Wing Nitro RC Trainer Airplanes
|Low wing planes offer a higher level of flying
difficulty because the weight of the plane sits on top of the wing
structure, making the balance a bit top heavy. Most wing configurations
provide a slight dihedral to provide a bit more balance during flight.
The weight distribution and wing position of a low wing plane provides a
good balance of stability and maneuverability. The plane's moment of
inertia about the rotation axis is lower because it is closer to the
wing, therefore rolls require much less torque and are more rapid than a
high wing plane.
Low wings are typical of
World War II war
planes and many newer passenger planes and commercial jets.