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- Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:37:47 EST QvlCr1ya No.79749
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Okay, this is just something I got to thinking about when bonging about;
Would a wooden plane gain speed by being painted in a low-air-friction surface, or would it get slower / stay the same speed because of the weight added by the surface treatment?
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Charlotte Mondleham - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:37:58 EST pAx3VRRD No.79752 Reply
It depends on if the forward momentum given from reduced drag overcomes the pull on the plane added by the paint, but probably yes. I imagine there's math you Can do. Also being perfectly smooth doesn't reduce drag as much as you'd think. There's a reason golf balls and jet planes have dimples
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Phyllis Bammermuck - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:34:16 EST QvlCr1ya No.79753 Reply
>>79752
Oh, I completely forgot about golf balls!
Super thanks for the recap, it really helped!
But then, maybe it would be of help if one made the total definitive top of the layer on the outermost exposed edges to give those planes that are left exposed but flattened, would it help to make only that specific part as frictionless as possible?
Or would it be micro-optimization at that point?
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Emma Fasslewater - Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:06:19 EST 2foaAMN3 No.79757 Reply
>>79753
Sounds like somebody needs to test a hypothesis
Make some models and do some testing
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Sophie Hubberdock - Sun, 02 Feb 2020 02:41:12 EST QvlCr1ya No.79760 Reply
>>79757
Fuck yeah, I'll go on ahead, I'm doing it in my spare time as a hobby so results could take a while, but I'll make a todo-point on my list to ping you about it when I do!

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