David Burton

David Burton  |  May 10, 2011  |  0 comments
I thought it was time for a few more videos this time to accompany my article on the stall in RCM&E's recent May 2011 issue. So sit back, grab a cuppa and savour these classic examples. . .
David Burton  |  Feb 11, 2011  |  0 comments
Wing vortices maybe a pain for aircraft and model designers alike, but it has to be said that they are sometimes very beautiful to look at! Because of this many photographers and video specialists have recorded them. In the 70’s NASA did a number of full size experiments at Langley airfield aimed at understanding wing vortices better. This video is slightly slowed down as the clock in the corner shows. Whilst this is quite a good visualisation of the vortex it doesn’t really capture the power well.
David Burton  |  Dec 20, 2010  |  0 comments
In my January 2011 issue article I've been looking at 'lift' and the factors that can influence this important trait. Like last month I've selected some videos to accompany the article and which will, I hope, help to improve understanding. Right, let's get started! One more visit to the classroom! This is the classic experiment for any of you who doubt the power of atmospheric pressure alone to lift a 747. This little video is for fun.
David Burton  |  Nov 17, 2010  |  0 comments
If you foundmy lift article 'What Goes Up' in the December 2010issue of RCM&E interesting then here are a few videos you might enjoy. They demonstrate various things to do with the Bernoulli effect which we discussed andmany of which you could try yourself at home. Watching them will, I hope, help build a firmer picture in your mind of what is happening to a wing in flight. I’ve written a few notes to go with each video pointing out features to look for.
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