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yuri_base

Dec 7, 2006, 10:37 PM

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Yo!

Wingsuit flying lends itself to some simple, yet elegant and powerful math. By analyzing the equations of motion, we can try to find answers to questions like:

- how can L/D be calculated from the glide ratio in non-sustained flight modes?
- can a true L/D meter be built to give the pilot instant and accurate feedback?
- why on BASE and balloon jumps you seem to fly better?
- how to start flying as quickly as possible on base jumps?
- what is the altitude used up before you're flying at full glide?
- is bigger better?
- how does wingloading affect various characteristics of flight? (including "perceived" performance)
- how does balance affect the performance? (controversial, not completely researched, and partially wrong example here; another example of balance derived from windtunnel data here)
- how to achieve maximum horizontal speed possible?
- why sometimes you seem to be stuck and barely moving forward?

Let's see!

Yuri

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The Wingsuit Theory, or How to fly like an eagle while barely moving on the couch yuri_base Dec 7, 2006, 10:37 PM
    The wingsuit equations yuri_base Dec 7, 2006, 10:38 PM
        Extracting wingsuit coefficients from sustained flight yuri_base Dec 7, 2006, 10:39 PM
            Correcting glide ratio for acceleration to obtain true L/D yuri_base Dec 7, 2006, 10:40 PM
                Acceleration-corrected, true L/D meter yuri_base Dec 7, 2006, 10:41 PM
                    Planeout, or Why sometimes you think you can fly yuri_base Dec 7, 2006, 10:43 PM
                        Starting to Fly yuri_base Dec 7, 2006, 10:45 PM
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