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Old 04-16-2012, 03:57 PM   #327 (permalink)
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I didn't have a chance to consider that lift body this morning. I'm sitting here, having an espresso, and I can't take my eyes off it. I'm VERY intrigued by it. I'm trying to visualise airflow and I believe I know what they're doing. There may be a slight thickening of the boundary layer on the back side, and I believe they're using the streamlines that wrap around the body to fill in the wake, and make the fin effective (and the fin controls vortices). My mind is blown, and I have to fire up the ole CFD. Must do more research! Stay tuned
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