SAE "Aero Design West, 2000"
Air Force Academy "Super Nerds" entry
With the addition of some form of aerodynamic yaw
control, this one should work well.
As it was, when the nose wheel leaves the ground, there
is no directional control,
which with the nearly persistent 30 degree off runway
heading wind created a weather-cock
situation on almost every takeoff attempt. The structure
took a LOT of abuse hitting
the safety fence several times.
.SAE Page 6.
..Computing takeoff speeds..
Paul Burke .e-mail