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Cycle Used to Test Air Foils

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Image of a wheel mounted on a bicycle that the Wright brothers used to test air foils.  The website at NASA provides more information:

The brothers decided to measure the lift and drag coefficients themselves. They first built some small models of a wing and a flat plate and attached them to a bicycle wheel. Here is the configuration that the wheel would assume as it was moved through the air.


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Image online, courtesy the NASA website.

 

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