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by ACLaversa
Tue, Feb 08 2011, 03:07:48 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Vaughn why the posted article? Because of the whitehawks?
by ACLaversa
Tue, Feb 08 2011, 01:36:19 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Twisting the wing, by rotating the LE tubes, or by raising/lowering the trailing edge, will create an adverse yaw. In conventional aviation, adverse yaw is seen as something to be corrected. An adverse yaw condition implies that there will be a side-slip, and airplanes with a fuselage will suffer a...
by ACLaversa
Mon, Feb 07 2011, 06:24:44 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

The idea started out with contemplating how the entire leading edge tube could be rotated. Way back when, I flew a glider that had a turn in it, that would come and go. When I did a sail-off inspection, I found a bad bushing in one LE where it attaches to the nose plate. I replaced it, and the inte...
by ACLaversa
Mon, Feb 07 2011, 12:07:58 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding Library - PDF
Replies: 25
Views: 1952

Bump for voters
by ACLaversa
Wed, Feb 02 2011, 02:56:12 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Thanks for the pictures, love to have the reference!
by ACLaversa
Wed, Feb 02 2011, 10:38:45 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

I have been tracing the evolution of the flex wing through as many sources as I can, and discussing revolutionary ideas with may father for about two months now. We have pondered some very outside the box ideas…a dynamic leading edge (variable angle of attack) through...
by ACLaversa
Tue, Feb 01 2011, 02:48:37 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Re: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders

Aeroexperiments wrote:
"CS" is control surface?

Steve
Control Surface
by ACLaversa
Tue, Feb 01 2011, 12:12:28 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Also noteworthy: Steve Seibel <steve> writes: Steven R. Ford writes: Ask John Coyne (Denver metro area) about spoilerons on a flex wing. His last several Sensors (including his last one, a 610F king posted model) were factory modified to pilot specs to include spoilerons that were activated by slide...
by ACLaversa
Tue, Feb 01 2011, 11:52:53 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Aerodynamic Surfaces - Flex Wing Gliders

I wrote in an Oz Report article (http://ozreport.com/pub/Ozv7n243.shtml), &acirc;&euro;&oelig;The rigid wing designers just don't have to make a series of compromises that the flex wing designers need to make. Flex wing gliders are artificially limited by the CIVL rules that keep them f...
by ACLaversa
Tue, Feb 01 2011, 10:32:20 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang Gliding Library - PDF
Replies: 25
Views: 1952

If I can get 50+ votes in support I will start to pursue the topic further...so invite more opinions if you feel others would find this interesting. I'd love to help facilitate getting quality learning material into the hands of my fellow greenhorns.