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Wind on propeller sideways
« on: April 08, 2016, 08:42:19 am »
I have an aerodynamic/physics question about what happens when gust hits a VTOL drone sideways.

Does wind relative to a propeller horizontally cause a drop in lift produced? Is there a drop in air pressure?

My drone with full throttle dropped during a sideways gust. It was like the throttle had no effect on the drone as it fell.



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Re: Wind on propeller sideways
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 10:17:41 pm »
I would hazard a guess ( in the hope that it prompts a better answer ) that the air being thrown downwards that keeps vehicle in place gets blown away.
But then I start thinking about planes and lift and turbulence .
Then I remember how little I know.