canard configuration

canard configuration

canard configuration
A configuration in which the span of the forward wing is substantially less than that of the main wing.
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The aircraft is approximately the size of a Cessna 172, although its fore-and-aft wing canard configuration is unusual and lends itself to enhanced performance.
In all, seven options are outlined, ranging from the existing twin-engined delta canard configuration to a single-engined, cranked delta format.