How a wing really works

8 years 7 months ago #9684 by Tom_D
www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/how-wings-really-work/

This is a link to a video and explanation of how a wing really works. Even thought the wing in the experiment is a airplane wing I think it does suggest how our wing paddles work. The higher pressure on the inboard side gives that firm catch characteristic of wing paddles thereby eliminating some of the slip of the traditional paddle. I do wonder about the turbulence created at the end of the wing and what effect that might have.

It would be interesting to see a variety of paddles with differ shapes and twists tested in a smoke chamber.

Anyway it is cool video.

Cheers,
Tom
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