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Old 03-21-2020, 04:52 PM   #525 (permalink)
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Coanda in space

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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Not a great example, just one of my favorites.

To be practical the tail would be articulated, and used in an atmosphere. I presumed the movies are 'directionally' correct but lacking in detail. I wonder if the Coanda effect happens in a vacuum.

Here's an interesting example of a drogue tail with delta wings:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteros...and_extinction
Without some sort of atmosphere,nothing would happen.
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