Re: Trailing edge wedge?

Date:         29 Apr 99 22:10:35 
From:         "steve podleski" <>
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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


shockless flow or minimal losses to shocks


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