I agree and hard to believe nobody made a prototype yetjb92563 wrote:Has anyone tried to design a canard layout, with the small stabilizing wing ahead of the bigger main wing.
There would be less flow disruption if you stagger the main wing and the stabilizing wing would be in clear flow and result in an easier more stable ride as speed increases.
It would require more weight on the rear leg vs the front which is more like what kite surfers are used to instead of the opposite as current designs.
Also if you hit something, the smaller cheaper wing takes the damage potentially saving the main wing from damage.
Seems like the current designs are backwards.
Just pondering improvements/evolution.
Three is a link which is telling us the canard advantages and disadvantages
but even most of the disadvantages would be advantage in the case of KBHF:
http://www.quora.com/Transportation-Eng ... nard-wings
It clearly indicates that the canard would be better for tighter, faster turns and in light winds also.