Abstract Title

Eagle Wing Suits

Authors' Class Standing

Josh Warren, Freshman Glenn Borland, Freshman Spencer Douglas, Freshman Chris Reed, Freshman Caity Mello, Freshman Joseph Ballas, Freshman

Lead Presenter

Josh Warren

Faculty Mentor Name

Timothy Sestak

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

Eagle Wing Suits aims to analyze the performance of current wingsuits in order to find ways to improve their performance. We are starting by fabricating an airfoil with a lot of data already collected on it. We will then test this in Embry Riddle’s largest wind tunnel to compare it to the known results. After completing this we will cover the airfoil in several different types of fabric to test our first hypothesis that current fabric acts like frost on a wing. After completing these tests, we will test our second hypothesis that the ram-air airfoils used in wingsuits are deforming at certain speeds and angles of attack decreasing performance and stability. Our final step is to test different methods to solidify the ram-air airfoil in order to prevent deformation. These tests will hopefully improve the performance and safety of wingsuits.

Start Date

4-4-2014 12:00 PM

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Apr 4th, 12:00 PM

Eagle Wing Suits

Eagle Wing Suits aims to analyze the performance of current wingsuits in order to find ways to improve their performance. We are starting by fabricating an airfoil with a lot of data already collected on it. We will then test this in Embry Riddle’s largest wind tunnel to compare it to the known results. After completing this we will cover the airfoil in several different types of fabric to test our first hypothesis that current fabric acts like frost on a wing. After completing these tests, we will test our second hypothesis that the ram-air airfoils used in wingsuits are deforming at certain speeds and angles of attack decreasing performance and stability. Our final step is to test different methods to solidify the ram-air airfoil in order to prevent deformation. These tests will hopefully improve the performance and safety of wingsuits.