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Old 01-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Phil -

Excellent answer, and very helpful in understanding the purpose of your idea.

Looking at Chaz's images, would the smaller half-drop shapes be ideal for kamm extensions (in profile view only), or could the Kamm extension yield a higher angular slope?
Christ,it's tough for me to do the photoshop magic like Chaz has demonstrated.
Let me answer your question by saying that if the "green" curvature of the shorter drop shape shares the same aft-body architecture of the 2.5:1 teardrop of the "Template",then this would be the maximum curvature the air could follow without separation.
Any "steeper" and it would violate Mair's magical 22-degree departure angle.
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