Date: 16 May 2001 17:45:17 From: email@example.com (brian whatcott) Organization: BWInc References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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Hmmm.... on the Wright Flyer, the trailing edge which was warped lower dropped, and the other wing lifted. This was a design feature revived for another low power low stall airplane: Gossamer Condor, whose designer tipped his cap towards the Wrights. Brian Whatcott On 19 Apr 2001 16:40:14 , firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) wrote: >> > Uh, to first order, planes don't turn thanks to the rudder, but thanks >> > to having been banked. >> >> Actually they do turn because of the rudder, why do you think its there? > >To keep things pointing in the right direction. The Wright brothers >developed a glider that would turn by warping the wings: one wing went >up, the other down, and the lift vector would make the aircraft >turn. Unfortunately, the high-lift wing would also have increased >drag, so the whole plane would yaw back the wrong way. /snip/ >-Stephen H. Westin Brian Whatcott Altus OK <email@example.com> Eureka!