Engineering involved in Kite Making?
Subject: Engineering involved in Kite Making?
From: email@example.com (Jason Austin)
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1992 22:18:10 GMT
In article <1992Sep9.firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com writes:
-> I have a question for those people who design and construct their own kites-
-> How much of the process involved in your kite making involves calculations
-> (estimations) of aerodynamic/structural properties, i.e. location of center of
-> pressure, the amount of camber, and the frame members spec's to get
-> specific pull (light flight or power- considering the strength-to-weight
-> !I know that there is an "artwork" aspect to it (who wants an ugly kite?),
-> but how much 'engineering' goes into it?
-> A curious aerospace engineering student-
I would say about none. I prefer the fiddle till it flies
method. This method is even more fun with rockets, since a badly
built rocket with enough thrust does all kinds of nifty things in the
Jason C. Austin
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