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Weight-Shift Control Trike Aerodynamics – Wing Tip Angle of Attack (AOA) In Turns Test Demonstration

Part 2 of the Trike wing aerodynamics. There has been much speculation, rumors, theories and discussion as to what the angle of attack on a flex wing hang glider/trike wing is in a turn when you consider billow shift, washout change/twist change.

Here is a simple test to show what it is. We look at the airflow and tip angle to get the angle of attack of the tip in a turn.
There is very little so it is hard to tell, but the basics are shown here which makes it very odious about the many phases of a turn.

Published on Feb 15, 2017

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