From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Hahn) Organization: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Va. Date: 28 Jun 94 01:11:19 References: 1 2 3
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In article <airliners.1994.1377@ohare.Chicago.COM> email@example.com (Keith Barr) writes: In article <airliners.1994.1348@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Hahn) writes: > The wingtip vortex strength is proportional to the amount of lift the wing > must generate to stay in the air (to the first order). The strength of the vortices are proportional (can't remember what order) to the angle of attack, not the lift generated. Lift is fairly constant through an entire flight regime, but the strength of the vortices changes throughout the flight envelope. I know this sounds odd, but it is actually excess thrust that makes an airplane climb, not excess lift. ---- I stand corrected. It's angle of attack / lift coefficient, not the actual amount of lift. ed //////// Ed Hahn | email@example.com | (703) 883-5988 \\\\\\\\ The above comment reflects the opinions of the author, and does not constitute endorsement or implied warranty by the MITRE Corporation. Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.