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s1.055mspanhttps://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HFMBF3G
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A0.554m^2area
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a0.628radangle of attackfix mounted at 36 deg
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r1.229
kg/m^3
air densitysea level
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V33.528m/swind velocityhttps://www.weather.gov/lot/Chicago_records
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u0.300
static coefficient of friction
https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/friction-coefficients-d_778.html
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m18.165kgpanel and bracket mass
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Clo3.948lift coefficienthttps://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/kitelift.html
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AR2.010aspect ratio
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Cl1.890corrected lift coefficient
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286411007_Wake_structure_and_aerodynamic_performance_of_low_aspect-ratio_revolving_plates_at_low_reynolds_number
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L723.121Nliftvertical force
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L162.564lbfliftvertical force
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Cdo0.752drag coefficienthttps://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/kitedrag.html
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Cd1.420corrected drag coefficient
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286411007_Wake_structure_and_aerodynamic_performance_of_low_aspect-ratio_revolving_plates_at_low_reynolds_number
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D543.297Ndraghorizontal force
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D122.138lbfdraghorizontal force
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Ff543.297Nrequired friction forcemust be >= drag
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Fn1810.990Nrequired normal force
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Fg2534.111Nrequired gravity forcemust provide normal force and counteract lift
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m2250.154kgrequired additional mass
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m2551.496lbmrequired additional mass
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l25.000lb/ft^2mount loadhttps://courses.cit.cornell.edu/arch264/calculators/example2.3/
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Am22.060ft^2mount area
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