I get what you're trying to do, but I think explaining it to novice riders using the wrong terms isn't helpful. It's not nerd talk, it's correctly attributing the physical principles that underlie hydrofoil behavior.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:12 pmI still say you are wrong Mossy, and can in fact show that planes can turn fully around with wings perfectly level because of horisontal COE coming from the fuselage can be well in front of the rudder so the resulting sideways force acts just like banking and pulling the elevator, but no reason to waste time arguing about this...
Hydrofoiling, leaning into the turn while using yaw movement as input is the way to get tight turns - is the short version - let riders try themselves and find out how much it means
RH got a really good point indeed
My message with this thread was to make it easy and be helpful, and SHOW what is meant with the term yaw, visually, so everybody can understand it and hopefully use it right away.
(and keep all the nerd talk out for simplicity - not to quarrel about this and that)
"Anhedral" wings, aka those with a negative dihedral angle like a AV-8B Harrier, destabilize the foil about the roll axis making it easier to initiate the turn compared to "dihedral" wings, aka those with a positive dihedral angle like most passenger airliners.
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