竹とんぼの手動発進と空力特性について [in Japanese] Take-off and Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Taketombo [in Japanese]
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The taketombo is a traditional flying toy of Japan transmitted from old times. Since the taketombo is made of a bamboo, it is also called the bamboo dragonfly. The taketombo consists of two parts, the wing and the shaft. The wing generates the lift, and the shaft is for giving rotation to the taketombo. However, the take-off and aerodynamic characteristics are not yet studied. Then, to study the take-off and aerodynamic characteristics of a taketombo, free flight test and wind tunnel test were performed. Free flight test of the taketombo were carried out to obtain base line data to experiment in the wind tunnel test. Flight data of the taketombo at the take-off in free air was reduced by analyzing the flight path from the high speed video which recorded the take-off flights of the taketombo. A wind tunnel test was conducted using two wing section models, normal and super taketombos. Forces were measured to investigate aerodynamic characteristics of the wing section of two taketombos. The aerodynamic characteristics of normal and super taketombos were compared.
- JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES
JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES 56(648), 29-33, 2008-01-05
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