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The myth that won't die.



 
 
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Old December 18th 03, 08:07 PM
Roger Long
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Default The myth that won't die.

There it was on again, on "Nova" of all places, in a show about the Wright
brothers the night before the centennial.

The "Equal transit, air has to go farther over the top so it's faster" crap.
They even had the worst of the diagrams that usually accompany this
explanation. The air goes over the top of the wing and then turn abruptly
at the trailing edge to follow the flight path with no downwash at all.

The Wright brothers probably knew enough from their experiments and
observations that they would have laughed at this.

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Roger Long


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Old December 18th 03, 10:28 PM
H. Adam Stevens
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"The air goes over the top of the wing and then turn abruptly
at the trailing edge to follow the flight path with no downwash at all."


Amazing ain't it?
Still ignoring the fact that if the airplane is accelerated UP the air must
be accelerated DOWN.
How many are dead because wake turbulence was so poorly understood for so
long yet it still persists!
......
arggh!

H.

H. Adam Stevens
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"Roger Long" om wrote in
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There it was on again, on "Nova" of all places, in a show about the Wright
brothers the night before the centennial.

The "Equal transit, air has to go farther over the top so it's faster"

crap.
They even had the worst of the diagrams that usually accompany this
explanation. The air goes over the top of the wing and then turn abruptly
at the trailing edge to follow the flight path with no downwash at all.

The Wright brothers probably knew enough from their experiments and
observations that they would have laughed at this.

--
Roger Long




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Old December 18th 03, 10:38 PM
EDR
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In article , H. Adam Stevens
wrote:

Still ignoring the fact that if the airplane is accelerated UP the air must
be accelerated DOWN.


Relative wind?
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Old December 19th 03, 03:44 AM
Mackfly
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Relative wind?


no that's my older brother after drinking to much beer.
or
it's the wind you feel on a sailboat under sail. Mac
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Old December 19th 03, 05:41 AM
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"Mackfly" wrote in message
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Relative wind?


no that's my older brother after drinking to much beer.
or
it's the wind you feel on a sailboat under sail. Mac


That's apparent wind not relative wind.


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Old December 19th 03, 04:15 PM
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"G.R. Patterson III" wrote in message
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Dave Stadt wrote:

"Mackfly" wrote in message
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Relative wind?


no that's my older brother after drinking to much beer.
or
it's the wind you feel on a sailboat under sail. Mac


That's apparent wind not relative wind.


His older brother isn't a relative?


Depends on if he is a parent or not.


George Patterson
Great discoveries are not announced with "Eureka!". What's usually

said is
"Hummmmm... That's interesting...."



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Old December 19th 03, 04:59 PM
EDR
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In article m, Dave
Stadt wrote:

"G.R. Patterson III" wrote in message
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Dave Stadt wrote:

"Mackfly" wrote in message
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Relative wind?


no that's my older brother after drinking to much beer.
or
it's the wind you feel on a sailboat under sail. Mac

That's apparent wind not relative wind.


His older brother isn't a relative?


Depends on if he is a parent or not.


Well, it's not apparent to me!
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Old December 19th 03, 07:15 PM
G.R. Patterson III
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Dave Stadt wrote:

"Mackfly" wrote in message
...
Relative wind?


no that's my older brother after drinking to much beer.
or
it's the wind you feel on a sailboat under sail. Mac


That's apparent wind not relative wind.


His older brother isn't a relative?

George Patterson
Great discoveries are not announced with "Eureka!". What's usually said is
"Hummmmm... That's interesting...."
 




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