12 June 2008

Coanda Effect


Look Ma! No tail rotor! (Notar)

Made possible by Coanda effect. (Actually, I believe it's just magic.)

2 comments:

Rodolfo said...

so that's how that works. I learned a new word today. thanks.

Andrea Shea King said...

Kinda fascinating. I wonder why this hasn't been used more extensively on flying machines... I'm guessing it would greatly maximize fuel efficiency. Could be that's the a/c design of the future, given rising fuel costs?