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RC plane force values not making sense

Question asked by Dwreck Basti on Jan 20, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2014 by Jared Conway

Hi all,


I'm new to CFD, and currently trying to analyze the lift and drag forces on an rc plane that I designed in SolidWorks 2013.


The plane was designed as a single part with multiple bodies.


I followed some youtube tutorials on how to setup the parameters. I'm aware that I need to include some more specific values

in my setup, but just wanted an estimate at first.


The plane is at a zero angle of attack and being simulated at a flying speed of 75 ft/s.


The problem that I'm facing is that the output drag force value that I get is higher than the lift force value, which is incorrect.


I've attached the model and the setup that I used.


Can you guys please give me some pointers as to what I'm doing wrong and if my setup is incorrect?


Thanks in advance!