- --- In email@example.com, <jeffgoin@c...> wrote:
> >>Sorry Jeff,string
> My so called "simple" plan won't work, but I can't see where a
> will either like a conventional aircraft. Unless you want tomeasure YOUR aoa vs. the paraglider.
> My head hurts, I quit for awhile. Bud<<but not the aoa required to produce it.
> You're right, the simple plan will accurately tell you flight path
>the airstream. You put a protractor protractor-looking scale next to
> The string gets attached to one of the lines and flutters back with
it marked off in degrees. As long as the lines remain taught the
angle that the string makes with the line can be measured and
converted to an angle of attack since the line lengths are all fixed.
>the line. Then you power up into a steady-state climb and look at the
> Lets in level flight the string is fluttering back at 80 degrees to
string. If its now reading 75 degrees then I believe you could safely
say your AOA is 5 degrees higher than in level flight.
>amount that I suppose could also be measured by noting how much
> Of course if you add speedbar then the AOA changes by a certain
the "A"s move and knowing the wing's chord from "A"s to "D"s.
Maybe, my head started hurting again.
If I wanted to know more, learn more - to know and why, I would have
to pick up the phone or email at least one wing designer. You
probably know one.
I would say probably, but then I in order to say that I know my head
would probably start hurting again.
So maybe probably.