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Future of Wings

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:32 pm
by NYKiter

Re: Future of Wings

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:30 pm
by Mossy 757
Neat trick with composites. Now do it with Aluminum :)

Re: Future of Wings

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:08 pm
by coffeeking
I did this for an engineering masters degree project in 2003, and I don't think I was the first to try it - the future is somewhat lagging :)

Re: Future of Wings

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:47 am
by BWD
...and h2o is 800 times denser than air... ...and incompressible... ...so a bit of further r&d might be required.

Re: Future of Wings

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:08 am
by NorCalNomad
I'm pretty sure NASA has a test plane with some variable camber wings already doing flight tests.

Re: Future of Wings

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:15 pm
by Bille
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Re: Future of Wings

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:59 pm
by revhed
Sure was a radical improvement when "twisting top" sail board wings were found out.
I am quite sure that with time and money invested in R+D that this can and will improve our wings.
But who will have the time and cash to progress and when?
Don M on the S F bay, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Montague being an unsung hero is doing just that with his boats having been SO fortunate to have made good friends who later have been SO generous!
Do we get lucky in our sport?
R H