The Flettner rotor

The Flettner rotor

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The incredible Magnus effect

Try out the incredible Magnus effect on this simulator ourtesy Nasa Glenn Research Center You might have to wait 30 seconds for the simulator to start it’s well worth the wait, you can then move the slide located between the SPIN rpm box and LIFT box to adjust the rpm and change the direction of…

History of windpower

Anton Flettner’s spinning bodies were vertical cylinders; the basic idea was to use the Magnus effect. The idea worked, producing the lift and propulsion force needed to replace the old sailing Rig as predicted. These types of propulsion cylinders are now commonly called Flettner rotors.