from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of airfoil.
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- n. A structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air.
- n. A wing of an aircraft.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plane or arched surface for sustaining bodies by its movement through the air; a spread wing, as of a bird.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
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"aerofoil" is hardly ever used in practical aeronautics, I have, throughout this book, used the term SURFACE, which, while academically incorrect, since it does not indicate thickness, is a term usually used to describe the cambered lifting surfaces, i.e., the "planes" or
Inventor replaces the wing and propellor with an entirely new method of using a horizontal axis fan instead of an aerofoil wing.
The shape of wings or an aerofoil creates air pressure that can push up or down.
This SBSP project is PRECISELY the sort of work NASA should be performing; as with it's predecessor NACA, which produced almost all the aerofoil profiles for the worlds 'aircraft.
It can be incorporated into a ring-shaped aerofoil and fired from a standard grenade launcher at low velocity, while still maintaining a flat trajectory for maximum accuracy.
Another thing to remember is that modern birds and bats are by no means "strict" in their aerofoil size and/or configuration.
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Instinctively we fall flat on our stomachs and wait for the hail of stones which tear a few holes in our aerofoil, but we are unscathed.
The supporting surfaces, consisting of the main plane, or aerofoil, behind, and the elevator in front.
Aeroplane -- A power-driven aerofoil with stabilizing and controlling surfaces.