Make an Airfoil?


The term airfoil refers to the cross-section shape of a sail, blade or wing. When in motion, the airfoil shape creates an aerodynamic force by manipulating the speed of the air or fluid flowing around it. In regard to an airplane wing, the airfoil is designed to increase air pressure on the bottom side of the wind, which causes the lift necessary for flight. If you plan to make a airplane of any sort, there are several basic categories of airfoil to consider. These are the reflex, Wright Brothers, Bernoulli, and Modern. Instructions for a basic airfoil can be found on aircraft enthusiast sites and forums.
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an object shaped to produce lift by the bernoulli principle when moving in a fluid
Airfoils can generally be described by the formulas laid out by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) an aerospace agency that immediately preceded NASA. The NACA
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Well, if you've been reading some of the other pages on AeroNet, chances are you've probably have seen this word many times by now. An airfoil describes the teardrop like shape of
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How to Make an Airfoil
Part of building your own model aircraft is developing not only your knowledge of flight principles but an intuitive "feeling" for what will work and what won't. Constructing the wing, or airfoil, of your aircraft is probably the trickiest task for an... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
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