Tuesday, April 07, 2009

RockSim 9 tutorial

In Apogee Newsletter #232, Tim Van Milligan guides the reader through the process of designing polyhedral wings in RockSim 9 using the pods feature. Here's what Tim days about polyhedral wings:
A polyhedral wing is a special form of dihedral where the wing is angled upward to provide roll stability during glide.
Although these wings provide the basis for boost glider designs, the general techniques can help the novice get rolling with pod design in general.