ground effect


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ground effect

n
(Motor Racing) the improvement to the aerodynamic qualities of a low-slung motor vehicle resulting from a cushion of air beneath it
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Noun1.ground effect - apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
aerodynamic lift, lift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
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The effect of wakes from bluff bodies on isolated wings in ground effect has also been investigated [12, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24].
In fixed-wing airplanes, ground effect may be defined as an increase in lift and decreased induced drag when the wings are close to the surface (ground or water), increasing an airplane's lift-to-drag ratio.
BNS reported last Thursday that Sea Wolf Express, an Estonian transport company founded last summer, plans to buy up to 15 ground effect vehicles from RDC Aqualines, the first of which it expects to put into service on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in September.
The revolutionary RaceActive Chassis Control (RCC) can lower the car by 50mm in Race mode, to produce ground effect aerodynamics.
Officially, it is known as a "wing in ground effect vehicle" - a hovercraft which is able to fly due to unusual aerodynamics.
0 mm on the rear GT due to the lowered ground effect.
Operation continuously in ground effect up to 10 ft with hop capability out of ground effect (M200G)
Once you have the plane in the air, use ground effect by staying close to the ground (no more than half the wing span).
To our surprise, the vibrations lessened considerably as we got into ground effect at 40 feet.
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I took over, we sank like a stone, flew the length of the runway in ground effect and managed to get enough speed and altitude to get over the power lines at the end.
Most pilots are pretty good at getting the airplane down into ground effect at some reasonable speed.

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