wvw shape wing design

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by blaster, May 4, 2011.

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  1. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Since paper is rather flimsy...could it be that the additional folds provided extra rigidity for the wings, allowing them to create more lift for the plane, rather than just deforming.
     
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  3. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    I still think the airconditioning was on.
     
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  5. blaster Registered Member

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    thank you!
    so what do you think,exept not beliving?
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I've seen kites that had that design in them and this as well.

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  8. blaster Registered Member

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    so it can be a good idea?
     
  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I can't tell you for I don't know what such a wing would be useful for. Jets need more areodynamic qualities which wouldn't apply, i don't think, to your design. There might be something it could be used for but it looks like it could weigh more with all the extra folds in it making it harder to take off with but again I dunno.:shrug:
     
  10. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    If you're talking about a "real" aircraft I doubt it.
    Aside from my earlier comments re: weight of wing vs. span there's also the problem that it increases wing wetted area drastically and hence parasite drag and skin friction. Such a wing would have a massively increased area of skin in the airflow (when compared with an "ordinary" wing) and thus require higher thrust and subsequently higher fuel consumption.
     
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