The Aerobie® Flying Ring
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|A scientific paper by the inventor of the Aerobie® flying ring: "The most difficult aspect of the design task is that the disc must fly over a wide range of α (angle of attack).... A conventional Frisbee disc partially accomplishes this by employing a thick rim to move the center of lift towards the half-chord. But the price of this rim is a substantial amount of drag. My goal was to reduce drag...." See Adler's diagrams and quantitative analysis of lift slopes, lift coefficients, and downwash angles; read about the inventor's early and unsuccessful design attempts.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Manipulatives, Recreations|
|Math Topics:||Mechanics of Solids, Sports|
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