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  •  Laminar flow (2+ / 0-)
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    wilderness voice, KenBee

    and Bernoulli are quite important in certain situations in sailboats, like delicate upwinds.... hence the telltales to tell us how good our flow is on the front side and how much bernoulli low pressure is helping to suck us forward...Don't need no stinking telltales in force 5...

    In planes, the whole stall warning buffeting occurs when the smooth laminar flow breaks and drag increases substantially, starting at the wing root (hopefully) and progressing out..... that's why many wings have a twist to create that progression..

    but I'm sure you know all that

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    by blindcynic on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:39:20 PM PDT

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    •   wing design in sailing vessels is twice as comp (0+ / 0-)

      licated, as it tacks and has to reshape for the other tack.
      and be light and tough.
      in these designs one can see the designers wrassle the features vs weight vs reliabilty vs cost monster.

      wing sails used on high performance sail craft: cats and tris,  ice boats, land sailing, even foil Moth class boats.
      weell, maybe not twice, already complicated enough tho...

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      by KenBee on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:08:32 AM PDT

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