Here are 5 thing a superhuman can teach us about aerodynamics.
1. Use your superhuman ability to levitate if you wish to fly slowly during search and rescue missions. Flying at a speed of 20 m/s, even with feet down to simulate a Gurney flap, will generate a miniscule 4 pounds of lift from the atmosphere.
Stallion 3D analysis of superhuman. V=20 m/s
Stl from Turbosquid.com.
2. Superhuman strength is required to fly fast as well. Traveling to a rescue at the reasonable speed of 600 m/s develops upwards of 12,500 pounds of pressure drag which you can tax your super abilities.
Flight at 600 m/s.
Superhuman lifts off. Speeds are 100, 200, 300,
400 and 600 meters per second.
4. The atmosphere can afford you a jump on the uninitiated bad guys. Your secret weapon is called Mdd (drag divergence Mach number). Those new to Earth will be temporarily baffled by their sudden lack-luster performance at or around Mach one.
Drag divergence at around 300 m/s
5. Aerodynamics is fun! Try it. BTW, you might need Stallion 3D.
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