Flight Models

Using Computational Aerodynamics to create flight models

One of the challenges presented to any one making an aero model is finding the data; so for a long time I've been researching into alternative methods of building an aero model - when there is no wind tunnel data, or to augment an existing wind tunnel model. For example with the F-14 I had good data, except for spoilers, flaps and stores -because these weren't relevant within the scope of the original paper; so I guesstimated them and as I was doing this I kept thinking that there has to be a better way.