Re: Trailing edge wedge?

Date:         29 Apr 99 22:10:35 
From:         "steve podleski" <steve_podleski@hotmail.com>
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> Anyway, he contends that almost all that can ever be known about airfoil
> and wing design performance is already known, and that only the
> onesy-twosey percent improvements can be hoped for now.  I maintain we
> still, in this day and age of numerical models and supercomputers still
> do not completely understand how to make air do exactly what we want it
> todo.  There may be revolutionary designs that could give big jumps in
> performance yet to be discovered.

For example, laminar flow over much of the wing

or

shockless flow or minimal losses to shocks

or

polymer injection to reduce drag due to viscosity....