[amsat-bb] Re: Batman est vivant
w5ggw at cox.net
Sat Feb 17 18:28:55 PST 2007
George Henry wrote:
> Not to encourage Luc's off-meds/off-topic postings, but is this for real?
> Those wings don't quite look like they have sufficient surface area to
> support 200 pounds or so of man & jet engine.......
It's all about speed... Force is a factor of area and velocity. That wing is
not a lifting airfoil. It is a fully symetrical surface. At those kinds of
speed, the atmosphere is nothing but a fluid. If you change the orientation of
the wing, it causes a nearly instanteous change in direction parallel to the
chord of the wing.
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