- Oct 18, 2003
- Saline Michigan
The force at the leading edge - What is the source of it? What is the point of it? Why do the vertical forces not add to 1000?Bob,
I've thought about what you described and (I think) you're exactly right. It appears I stumbled at the finish line in my "lesson" on anti-drag.
I have revised my "Understanding Anti-Drag" lesson and it is attached again here. Hopefully it is better now.
Thank you for your contribution.
I have also revised the spreadsheet analysis to reflect this "new understanding" which actually is very similar to how I had it a few versions ago. It appears I managed to confuse myself into thinking that I had a better idea.........
As always - critics welcome!
Let's get the forces in the x and y axes of the wing, so we can do structures. We can then add in pitching moment, and get back to reactions at mounts on the spars.