Upscaling wings

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Hi guys,

I'm working on a project for school and I have measured the influence of the angle of attack, the wingspan and the speed of the air on the lift force the wing is producing. Now I have the question what these data say about real wings from planes. I've already red it has something to do with the Reynolds number, but I can't link the Reynolds number on the lift the wing produces.
 

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berkeman
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Hi guys,

I'm working on a project for school and I have measured the influence of the angle of attack, the wingspan and the speed of the air on the lift force the wing is producing. Now I have the question what these data say about real wings from planes. I've already red it has something to do with the Reynolds number, but I can't link the Reynolds number on the lift the wing produces.
Welcome to the PF.

What reading have you been doing about wings so far?
 
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I've red about Bernoulli's law and I understand why wings don't fall out of the sky. I know the Reynold's number is defined as the ratio of inertial forces to viscous forces.
 

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