[airstrike] Please help tuning the aerodynamics.

Ulf Ekström ulfek at ifm.liu.se
Sun Nov 24 07:31:05 EST 2002

Thanks for the input.

On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 07:34:56PM +0200, Eero Tamminen wrote:

> Btw. I still can't do an Immelman because I can't turn the plane
> while it drops on it's tail.  IMHO the plane should be a bit
> like a boat, i.e. the faster you go in relation to the air/stream,
> more the effect plane flaps should have.  

This is the case at the moment, but only in the forward direction.

> Possible a bit less
> when dropping backwards because planes are aerodynamically
> designed to go forward :-), but at least turning should still have
> *some* effect when the plane is going (dropping) backwards...

Ok, I'll add a parameter for the backwards case also. What I don't understand
is how this is used in real life. Do they actually fall with the tail towards the
the earth?  


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