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Thursday, 12 June 2014 10:21

C5-31: AIR TRACK - SAILING UPWIND

c5-31b

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  • ID Code: C5-31
  • Purpose: Show how force components can be used to sail against the wind.
  • Description:

    A sail is attached as shown to an air track glider. Wind from a fan blows the sailboat in the direction from which the wind is coming if the angle between the wind and the sail is correct.

    Click your mouse on the link below to see a video of the action. After the video begins, (a) the air cushion is turned on, then (b) the air gun is started, creating the force situation shown in the drawings below.

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