This page was last modified on August 25, 2006
The "Aerophysics Exploration Pages" are being designed with 2 navigation paths in mind. If the reader advances through all the links in a consecutive fashion, he or she will be led first to the pages that deal with dihedral, anhedral, and roll torques arising from yawing (slipping) motions. If the reader chooses the "Skip to..." navigation options (when present), he or she will skip over many of the pages that deal with dihedral, anhedral, and roll torques arising from yawing (slipping) motions, and will progress more directly to the pages that deal with the linear forces arising from "coordinated" turns, slips, and skids.
Note to readers interested primarily in the dynamics of flex-wing hang gliders and trikes : all the articles marked with " * " on the index page will be of special interest. Some of these articles may appear to pertain mainly to "conventional" 3-axis aircraft, but actually lay the groundwork for understanding what follows. At present the asterisk coding system only appears on the index page.
Note to readers interested primarily in the dynamics of non-weight-shift aircraft: all the articles pertaining primarily to "flex-wing" aircraft (i.e. weight-shift aircraft without aerodynamic controls) are clearly identified as such, and can be skipped over without compromising the articles that follow. However, you might learn some interesting and unexpected things by reading these articles!
The "Aerophysics Exploration Pages" are intended to be fully operational--every active link is meant to be of some interest or benefit to the reader--though many more diagrams and photos will be added to most of the articles in the future.
At present, there are many concepts that are explored briefly with both images and text on the page entitled "Pool of images for the Aerophysics Exploration Pages", that are not yet explored anywhere else in the tutorial pages. This will change as construction continues.
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