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Besides forward swept wings, which are the other most unstable wing configurations?

Stability is more a feature of the whole aircraft, not the wing. But I guess you are asking about wings that create a destabilizing pitch or yaw moment. For yaw, the dominant factor is going to be ...
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Would biplanes be of use in VSTOL applications? What is the down side to biplanes? ex. Bush Pilots or VSTOL competitions

Actually, the Barnstormers used Curtiss JN-4s as their bush planes. Additionally, there is research on High-Lift Biplanes, as well. Under certain conditions the induced drag from wing interaction is ...
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How does Condensation Affect Lift?

Interesting question, and I will have to speculate when answering. Condensation changes the lapse rate of air. This makes flying into clouds so effective for gliders. In the early days of gliding some ...
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Besides forward swept wings, which are the other most unstable wing configurations?

Ziv Nedivi and Yehoar Gal flew an F-15 with only the left wing still attached. It was not as unstable as you might think. A maximally asymmetric wing will have the most torque on the fuselage. That ...
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