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Wheeler Wonder?

Postby NYKiter » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:07 am

Whats the deal with these wings? They look flat. Whats the secret sauce?

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:52 am

NYKiter wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:07 am
Whats the deal with these wings? They look flat. Whats the secret sauce?

What is that ???

"Wheeler Wonder" sounds like a trolley cart thing :wink:

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby davesails7 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:06 pm

I think he was making aftermarket wings for the LF foil. Now Liquid force is making his design as the LF thruster.

Flat isn't bad. Curved wings have better yaw and roll stability. It also allows you to roll more before breaching surface. Flat wings don't ventilate as severely when the wingtip breeches the surface.

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 pm

davesails7 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:06 pm
I think he was making aftermarket wings for the LF foil. Now Liquid force is making his design as the LF thruster.

Flat isn't bad. Curved wings have better yaw and roll stability. It also allows you to roll more before breaching surface. Flat wings don't ventilate as severely when the wingtip breeches the surface.

But what is a "Wheeler Wonder" ?

Googling does not help here :roll:

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby tautologies » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:52 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 pm

But what is a "Wheeler Wonder" ?

Googling does not help here :roll:

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LOL I had to try.

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby Blackrat » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:53 pm

davesails7 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Curved wings have better .... roll stability.

you sure ?

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby davesails7 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:02 pm

Blackrat wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:53 pm
davesails7 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Curved wings have better .... roll stability.

you sure ?
No :)

That's what I've heard though from people who (seem to) know what they're talking about. I agree, roll stability from curved wings doesn't make intuitive sense to me but others seem convinced.

What do you think?

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby dylan* » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:52 pm

davesails7 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:06 pm
I think he was making aftermarket wings for the LF foil. Now Liquid force is making his design as the LF thruster.

Flat isn't bad. Curved wings have better yaw and roll stability. It also allows you to roll more before breaching surface. Flat wings don't ventilate as severely when the wingtip breeches the surface.
I watched the sales pitch for this foil and one of the features was that you should be able to breach most of the wing before it ventilates, the "point of ventillation" (or whatever) is almost in the very centre of the wing.

thought that was interesting, as no part of my foil can get anywhere near the surface before i go flying off :lol:

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Re: Wheeler Wonder?

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:33 pm

Still noone who can explain to a know-nothing like me what "Wheeler Wonder" is ? :roll:

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