Category Archives: Aerodynamics

Aerodynamic sites and discussions I reccomend.

Understanding Flush Aircraft Riveting

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Keith Shaw’s 1905 Wright Flyer

More info from Keith Shaw who you’ll remember has done some extensive scale detailing to one of our kits. Keith is an AMA Hall of Fame member. He’s tuning and trimming his bird and offers the following. Hi Dave, Now … Continue reading

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The Spinning Egg (Fluid Dynmaics)

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Excellent Wright History Site, Wright Prop & Engine Information & Photo’s

Site is titled “S. A. C.” (Strategic Air Command). Actual page with many photo’s and information about various Wright props and Engine is called The Wright Brothers Engine & Propellers. Great photo’s including engine internals and factory images.

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Flow Visualization

Did you ever wonder how the aerodynamic (fluid dynamic) principles were worked out in order to produce the high performance airplanes of the 50’s and 60’s were developed before the advent of computer flow models? Some of those aircraft sill … Continue reading

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Airflow Over Stalled Surface

Excellent video with visual example of airflow over and airfoil during a stall.

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AERODYNAMICS – Forces Acting On An Airfoil

A 1957 film from the Department of Defense. I love the visual teaching method used in these early films. Lots to learn here if you wanted to understand the forces on an aircraft.

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Great Shock Wave Video With Narration

Video by AVweb.com.

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The Fluid Dynamics Of Drag Part II

What has less drag, a smooth surface or one with imperfections such as rivit heads or seams?

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Today I Was Thinking Of The F-104

I’ve often thought of a bucketlist project of making a slow indoor flyer out of the worlds most improbable subjet, the F-104 Starfighter. There is this problem of driving past one every day on the way into Radical RC. Capt. … Continue reading

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