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.
Flightship Ground Effect Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based aircraft manufacturer, has indicated that it will commence an air passenger service between Malaca and Singapore using a new amphibious aircraft called Flightship FS8 that has been jointly produced by Flightship and an Australian company.
This single lot auction will include the main components of Swift Engineering's wind tunnel system, designed to provide an accurate and repeatable instrument for aerodynamics testing of ground effect vehicles.
I was easily in the air and into ground effect less than halfway down the runway, at about the 700-foot mark.
With the helo pad on uneven terrain, it was clear they'd fly out of ground effect during departure--before they got much help from effective translational lift (ETL).
The hover pit test, as seen above, finds the aircraft anchored to the floor above a metal grate, which separates the aircraft from the ground effect and enables it to simulate free flight.
The initial volantor model being offered will be the M200G Jetson ground effect vehicle that is designed for operation at up to 10 feet above ground level.
Here's a question for you about ground effect, prompted by your article, "Using Ground Effect," in the October 2015 issue, and specifically the statement: "We all should know ground effect is only encountered.
The lack of respect many pilots give to ground effect sort of makes it the Rodney Dangerfield of aerodynamics.