Thats pretty much it. Higher aspect wings are more efficient- more lift, less drag. Lower aspect wings tend to be more stable and agile. The right wing finds a balance between these (and many other) aspects to be optimized for the intended task. If getting out in the lowest wind possible is the goal, then a really high aspect wing is going to be the tool of choice. If having fun in really light wind is the goal, then it is a question of how much low end will you sacrifice for stability and agility.slowboat wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:59 amBeautiful wing. Still trying to understand this aspect ratio business. So with higher aspect ratio you are expecting better low end and upwind angles. If you had a similar wing and surface area but a lower aspect ratio, you would get tighter turns and maybe more gentler stall and more drag??
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