Jon S Berndt wrote:
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 19:20:17 +0100

David Megginson wrote:

> I'm getting seriously out of my depth here, since I didn't even take high
> school physics...

Just a lurker at present until I can find a way to contribute more usefully but try this...

Yes, this seems liek an excellent piece. See section 3.14 and 3.15 for pertinent discussion.

Actually, this one might be most pertinent to the original discussion:

The important thing to note is that the airflow *above* the wing also curves down, not just the airflow below it. That is why, even with the same incidence angle, the hstab sees a different angle of attack in the wings' downwash even if it is level with or slightly above the wings themselves.

All the best,


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