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ditchit 04-17-2018 07:03 PM

Young kid builds and flies amazing 'Magnus Effect' plane
 
I was quite amazed by this. I had never seen or even heard of a Magnus Effect plane until Finley showed up with what looked like an upside down lawn mower. He's a very articulate kid and talked me through the physics of how this thing works. It doesn't just work...it flies really well...and he built it totally from scratch. Quite looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next.


Wildflyer 04-17-2018 08:45 PM

Wow That's cool.

I might try one

Brner 04-18-2018 12:08 AM


"Quite looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next."
WOW....Quite a young lad. Very interesting and challenging project. Wonder if he might think about tackling perpetual motion next.....:)

AEAJR 05-06-2018 04:26 AM

That is really amazing. It looks like it climbs based on airspeed.

park 05-06-2018 10:31 PM

A future engineer, very impressive. There has been Nobel piece prize recipients that don’t deserve it, this young man deserves one. He had better copyright this before someone steels it from him.

FlyWheel 05-06-2018 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by AEAJR (Post 1012973)
That is really amazing. It looks like it climbs based on airspeed.

I thought all planes climb based on airspeed? :)

The Magnus effect is also used in another, one would think unrelated activity: Baseball. Think about it, it's the spin of a baseball as it leaves the pitcher's hand that determines whether it rises, falls or curves, all based on the angle of that spin.


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