Wed, Jan 05, 2011
Scouring the information super airways can sometimes be a tough,
if educational, task for the Aero-News staff... but it also allows
us to check out some truly neat and exciting sites, so it's not
that bad a gig. On any given day, we may check dozens (and often
hundreds) of different sources for story ideas, and facts
confirmation. And, as is the nature of our business, much of this
is done on the Internet.
The ANN gang decided we probably shouldn't keep some of the neat
sites, info resources, and organizations we've discovered to
ourselves... so we decided to bring you Aero-Linx. These are the
sites that WE check out -- when we need added perspective, a new
spin on a day's topic... or just want to escape into
cyber-aero-space for awhile.
Look for some of our favorite sites, coming each day to ANN via
Suggestions for future Aero-Linx segments are always
welcome, as well.
Aero-Linx: NACA Airfoil
Eastman Jacobs created the NACA system of airfoil designations.
Most of us flying the things probably don’t know the NACA
designation of the wings on our airplane, we just know they work.
At this site you can draw an airfoil by inputting the NACA number.
They may or may not fly but it’s fun to throw some
designations in and see what you come up with.
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