New Home Page and Site Map for the Aeroexperiments website
Welcome to the latest incarnation of Steve Seibel's "Aeroexperiments" website. This page is currently under construction-- last updated July 1, 2014. One or more of the articles linked on this page was last updated on July 1, 2014. Stay tuned for more!
Index of pages on the new Aeroexperiments website:
Suggestions for teaching:
Notes for new hang glider pilots (and their instructors):
Notes for nerds and geeks (i.e. hang glider pilots with a deeper interest in flight dynamics):
Overview of some key themes relating to the flight dynamics of hang gliders
Notes on sideslip in flex-wing hang gliders
A hands-on exploration of "effective dihedral" in flex-wing hang gliders
Practical tips-- keeping the nose low-- putting negative "effective dihedral" to work for you on the ground
Practical tips-- using bank to balance the glider in roll-- putting the wind gradient to work for you on the ground
Self-sustaining yaw-roll oscillations in flex-wing hang gliders-- neither classic "Dutch roll", nor "PIO"
Notes on some areas of continuing investigation
A note on site navigation-- many of the old internal links within this site developed a bug after the website was migrated to a new server. If an internal link isn't working for you, try adding the suffix ".shtml" to the end of the link.