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ERIC Number: EJ829054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Aerodynamic Simulation of Indoor Flight
De Leon, Nelson; De Leon, Matthew N.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n2 p255-265 Mar 2007
We develop a two-dimensional flight simulator for lightweight (less than 10 g) indoor planes. The simulator consists of four coupled time differential equations describing the plane CG, plane pitch and motor. The equations are integrated numerically with appropriate parameters and initial conditions for two planes: (1) Science Olympiad and (2) F1D. Flight details are examined and found to be in reasonable agreement with real flight characteristics. (Contains 3 tables, 7 figures and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A