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Old Jul 17, 2012, 11:42 AM
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CFD if it doesn't handle the viscous effects correctly won't be worth much for us. From what I've seen, the results tend to be way off.

I actually have access to a small demonstrator windtunnel but it isn't big enough to be all that good for the job and the turbulence level will be a bit on the high side. I could get a fuselage in, though I'd have to cut off much of the tailboom. But the tunnel is small enough that a wing section would alter the flow too much. If it weren't for these limitations I'd have used it a year ago.

Hmmm, perhaps I'll do something with it when I get around to finalizing my next plane design (don't hold your breath, it may not be soon).

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