AHHHH this class IS NOT COOL

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  1. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    [rant on]
    so I'm taking this class (name removed, I'd hate the prof. to read this [​IMG] ) so I have class 2 hours a day, 4 days a week, then I'm flying once or twice a day, 6 or 7 days a week (if I can) each flight takes about 2-3 hours by the time I drive my ass out there, grab the weather, do my calculations and preflight the plane.
    so last week was the first week, tuesday (second day of class) we had an un-announced quiz, wednesday we were volunteered for extemporaneous (I butchered the spelling eh?) presentations without prior warning and had a short essay due via e-mail, thursday I can't remember, I probably blacked it out subconsciously, today we had an outline due (mine was 40 pages) and another email essay kind of thing, MORE extemp. presentations (SURPRISE!) tomorrow we have a test, and another outline due (only 5 pages this time) wednesday I don't want to think about.
    to top it off, I have an hour presentation to give ON MY BIRTHDAY [​IMG]
    [rant off]
    ok, i'm done whining, back to studying.
     
  2. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    which is why the summer is not a time for school....[​IMG]
     
  3. Philip_G

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    sure it is!
    granted this is a 5 credit class taught over 8 weeks, I'd MUCH rather take 12-14 credits in spring and fall and 6 over summer than take 15-17 credits over spring and fall.
    in general I prefer summer school, it's fast, you're lectured on a subject this week, and tested the next. This class is just particularly UN FREAKING COOL.
     
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  7. Michael Varacin

    Michael Varacin Stunt Coordinator

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    OK...so here is an aerodynamics question for you. A body, i.e. an airfoil, produces lift by increasing the speed of air around a surface thus changing the pressure. But what theory states why the air has to rejoin at the same point? In other words, why does the air have to speed up as it flows over the longer surface?[​IMG]
    My aero professor always said this was a good question to stump people with.
     
  8. Philip_G

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    there isn't. Bernoulli's principle accounts for the pressure change as the air accelerates across the upper camber, and newton's laws of motion (third? can't remember which is equal but opposite) account for the "barn door" effect (at the right angle of attack a barn door will fly)
    I wouldn't even tell a student that they meet up in any way unless they were really dense [​IMG]
    if you'd like to read the outline have at it [​IMG] just thinking about it makes my head hurt [​IMG]
     

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