While it is mostly convenient to deal with aerodynamic lift, there are occasions when it is best to make use of a different resolution of the aerodynamic force in which it is broken down into normal force and axial force instead of lift and drag.
. The lift from the envelope of a balloon or airship or the fuselage of an aeroplane caused by its passage through the air.
Aerodynamic lift is the most common, with aeroplanes being kept in the air by the forward movement of wings, and rotorcraft by spinning wing-shaped rotors sometimes called rotary wings.
The aero and Drag are computed by the program and displayed in ounces or gram-weights. The Tension in the line is displayed in ounces or grams. This is computed based on the forces on the kite and the weight of the line.
Nothing in life is free and this is especially true of aerodynamic lift. Increase lift and you increase drag. That’s nothing more than an ugly fact of life that we have to deal with.
Flaps Hinged control surface located at the trailing edge of the wing inboard of the ailerons. The flaps are lowered to produce more aero from the wing, allowing a slower takeoff and landing speed.
a portion of the leading edge of an airplane wing which folds downward to increase the camber of the wing to increase both its lift and drag. Leading-edge flaps are extended for takeoffs and landings to increase the amount of aerodynamic lift that is ...
On a tail leading-edge it may be fixed, leaving a narrow slot. On a wing it is almost always retractable, normally flush with the wing profile but extended (under power or by aero) to leave a narrow slot for take-off, ...
See also: Dynamic, Flight, Lift, Drag, Force