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Name: Sidhartha
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
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Date: 4/7/2005

Since determining the lift and drag on a micro aerial vehicle is difficult due to low Reynolds number, what equations/models/software do engineers use when designing one? Or is the designing based on trial and error?

I do not specifically know, but I do believe the designers have very sophisticated programs and modeling ability.

The physical testing , I would think is a last double checking refinements.

Why not send an E mail, or ask the question? With Google, one should be able to get a valid address. The world has surely changed, in my youth; there were many programs where Detroit had interest in young designers. I submitted sketches and thought about making models, there was a contest for scale, clay model of futuristic designs.

World changing or not, I still believe there is interest. The soap box race is still alive. Good luck.

James Przewoznik

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