- Sep 20, 2021
- Florida Gulf Coast
I received my Aerospace Engineering Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. The Air Force Aviation Museum was just down the hill. The Wright Bros 1916 wind tunnel was/is displayed there. It's a work of art.Heck yes. They learned about this from examining the shape of birds' wings. Otto Lilienthal and Orville and Wilbur Wright used the same approach many years later. The Wrights were the first to build a wind tunnel to test their airfoil shapes in a laboratory environment. Yeah, it was the back room of their bicycle shop, but who's counting Erlenmeyer flasks?
I specialized in advanced propulsion. The concept is summarized as follows:
SUCK - SQUEEZE - BANG - BLOW