Click here for AirsoftRadio for Friday, September 8, 2006This episode is dedicated to Chris Charlton.
Airsoft Radio is now being broadcast at 9:00 PM Sundays in
Christchurch, New Zealand on 107.4 MOFO-FM (a REAL radio
We were going to do an interview with Chris Charlton in the
UK about the Airsoft ban, but he passed away due to a heart
problem. More information can be found here.
We're glad to hear that John is back safe and sound from
the Big Sandbox. PLEASE NOTE, I said the episode was from
January 24, 2006, it was reall from February 24, 2006.Here is a link to the episode he appeared on.
On the tear drop shape being the most aerodynamic, here is how
a rain drop is REALLY shaped (thanks Shade!):http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/raindropshape.html
and here, as promised, is the e-mail I received about the
shape with the lowest drag (don't bug Fred, he was nice
enough to reply!):
Professor of Aerodynamic Engineering
Iowa State University
I can only answer briefly. Essentially, the teardrop shape
is the lowest drag shape. That is why low speed airfoils
have that shape. I do not know much about rain drops. The
link you sent looks reasonable as to what their shape is
and what the relevant forces are (surface tension versus
aerodynamic pressure). The folks over in meteorology would
probably be able to comment more on the shape of rain drops.
That is just a really quick summary there. I hope that helps.
-FredAnd here is a link to the BB energy calculator at Arnies.MusicDeath and TaxesTrustDavid HendersonWired for LoudThe Real DealAnother Place in TimeDo me a favor, do the "Lance Drill" and let me know how you like it! :) -Lance