Nope. Manufacturers are only listing Surfance area because the customers think is means something. Once people start understanding that it is not useful for comparing wings, they can stop.
Thickness would indeed be useful. Chord and span gives you rough idea of what the wing would be like, and a pre-calculated AR would save you making mistakes with your math.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:08 pm
Yes, span is also labelled, and max thickness and volume, on Gong wings.
You dont need (max) chord or AR, as it is implicit when you got span and area
Eventhough they mistakenly calculate AR as span divided by max chord, which is totally wrong...
It is span divided by mean chord, meaning span*span/area equals AR.
And agree dwight, it seems silly to try to make a "Felt area" calculation, for so many reasons
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