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Forum: Aerodynamics
11-30-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

True, but then I couldn't say 'downwind'...:D

True, but then I couldn't say 'downwind'...:D
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-30-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

Not in a loooong time... Dave

Not in a loooong time...


Dave
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-30-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

I had some challenging downwind turns today,...

I had some challenging downwind turns today, despite the throttle being set to a constant setting for downwind and upwind legs.

When you are heading downwind, just about to turn and the wind gusts...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-08-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

Sometimes it's easier I think to work in the...

Sometimes it's easier I think to work in the wind's reference frame, instead of the plane's.

Dave
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

Never any glory for the straight man who does the...

Never any glory for the straight man who does the setup... sigh... :)

Dave
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-01-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

I think one reason this is a little confusing has...

I think one reason this is a little confusing has to do with the energy involved.

A plane flying in a 20mph headwind, flying at an airspeed of 20mph, has how much kinetic energy?

To answer...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-31-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

Just for fun I would love to install a stall...

Just for fun I would love to install a stall warning, a nice loud piezo buzzer. Would be great for showing folks what the *plane* thinks is going on...

The concept is fer sure simple enough.
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Forum: Aerodynamics
10-31-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

At the bottom of that list, I have to dispute...

At the bottom of that list, I have to dispute that downwind turns are not dangerous- if people screw up during a particular phenomena, it doesn't matter if it's the wind or the pilots reaction, an...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-31-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By CNY_Dave

By definition failure to maintain a consistent...

By definition failure to maintain a consistent airspeed is pilot failure.

If the windspeed is constant and the pilot is flying properly airspeed upwind and downwind will be the same.

Now,...
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