LONGITUDINAL STABILITY OF FLEXIFOIL?
Subject: LONGITUDINAL STABILITY OF FLEXIFOIL?
From: email@example.com (John K Nicoll)
Date: Thu, 27 May 1993 22:56:14 -1000
In <1993May26.firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Marty Sasaki) writes:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Been-Der Yang) writes:
>>WHY THE FLEXIFOIL CAN MAINTAIN THE LONGITUDINAL STABILITY?
>This is a really good question. If you get a definitive answer, then
>be sure to tell the inventors why it works, they would be really
>Ray Merry, one the inventors has often said that he doesn't know why a
>flexi should fly, just that it does. They have done experiments to
>determine the best shape of the airfoil, the best aspect ratio, etc. I
>imagine that if an engineer or a scientist were to spend enough time
>examining things they could come up with an answer, but so far no one
>has taken the time.
i'm pleased to learn this. Last year, whilst building some flexis,
I posted similar queries to the net, but no-one seemed to have much
idea. I even got hold of the flexi patents; they were full of
language such as `it is believed that...', from which I deduced
that they weren't sure either ;-)
>Marty Sasaki Harvard University Sasaki Kite Fabrications
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