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Re: REFLECTOR: Re: Pictures of the air intake on my bird

From:           	"Brian K. Michalk" <michalk@awpi.com>

> When the air spills back out, does the intake create the same drag
> as a flat plate of equivalent area being pulled through the air?

According to an aerodynamist I've communicated with, a scoop 
forms a sort of dome of air from the internal pressure, so it isn't 
quite as bad as a flat plate. Still, it's more flat plate area if the 
scoop is too big.

David Parrish