Supero UAS Science
It’s a bit boggling to think that in this day and age, more than a century after Orville and Wilbur first took flight, and more than forty years since one of the authors of this site first controlled a YF-12A (interceptor version of the SR-71 “Blackbird”) going Mach 3+ at altitudes above 75,000 feet, we’re still debating the science of what makes airplanes fly. But Supero is. Does Bernoulli explain it all? Newton? Coanda? What’s the real story?
As in so many arguments in life the answer is not binary – all one way or another, either/or, this or that – but a combination of the best thinking of many. It’s the same dynamic that makes individuals, businesses & nations great: the wisdom to be empirical and go with what works, rather than blindly following history, tradition, or emotion. No illusions: show me the science.
Here’s a summary of what you’ll find on the Science of Supero pages:
Supero Science, 101:
Summarizes the contributions of Bernoulli, Newton and Coanda to our understanding of aerodynamics.
Supero Science, 201:
Focuses specifically on current implementations of the Coanda Effect. Some of them may surprise you.
Supero Science, 301:
What Supero LLC, the Internal Wing Aircraft company, is doing with all this.
And don’t worry: while there won’t be a test, there will be references for you to follow up on. After all, we sure can’t give the whole story here, and we may make claims you find incredible, so we expect you to follow up. We would.