SoarTech Aero Publications

H. A. (Herk) Stokely

1504 N. Horseshoe Circle

Virginia Beach VA 23451 U.S.A.

Email:  hstokely(at)gmail.com

Content Updated December 13th 2013

 

Technical publications of interest to designers of model aircraft, wind turbines, remote piloted vehicles, hydrofoils and others with interests in fluid-dynamics at low Reynolds Number or low speed flight. 

 

SoarTech AeroUntil 2010 SoarTech published and distributed the results of wind tunnel aerodynamic research conducted by Professor Michael S. Selig of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and his students.  A significant portion of the price received from all book and data sales was returned to UIUC to provide part of the continuing support for Professor Selig's ongoing test programs. 

 

You may now access and download the content of these books and their related data files on Professor Selig’s university website http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/uiuc_lsat.html   Prof. Selig has also provided information regarding an opportunity to obtain printed copies of some of these publications.  Also on that site are other publications and papers for designers and others interested in low speed aerodynamics.

 

"SoarTech"began over thirty years ago as a series of technical papers devoted to radio controlled model soaring.  These were published as the “TMSS Technical Journal” in the Tidewater Model Soaring Society newsletter.  With encouragement and ideas from other sailplane enthusiasts, it later was published as the "SoarTech Journal.”   It has been an English language technical forum for Radio Control Aircraft; containing papers submitted by interested enthusiasts, and from other publications. It was intended to provide a vehicle for the publication of information and data, which was too lengthy or too technical for publication in the popular press.  Although no new editions have been published in some time, though some of these are available as free downloads from this website. 

 

  SoarTech Journal  --- On-Line

 We now offer an on-line edition of SoarTech.  Interested writers are invited to submit papers for publication.  These should generally fit the purpose of SoarTech as described above. Submit your expressions of interest to the editor – Herk Stokely at the above email address. 

 Also now available are several SoarTech Journal issues, which are no longer in print.  These can be accessed and downloaded at no cost.

 Click Here to access the on-line Journal.

 

Information regarding publications and data software

 

 Low Speed Wind Tunnel Airfoil Test Data.

 

Airfoils at Low Speeds”  398 pages

This book contains extensive airfoil test data, commentary and analysis of results from the low speed wind tunnel at Princeton University.  Testing was performed during 1987 and 1988 by Michael Selig, John Donovan and David Fraser.  Fifty four airfoils were tested at Reynolds Numbers ranging from 60,000 to 300,000.   This book is subtitled “SoarTech 8.”

This book is available as a downloadable pdf file from Professor Selig’s university website. http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/uiuc_lsat.html

Click Here for More Information about the contents of this book.

 

 Summary of Low Speed Airfoil Data” Volume 1  292 pages

Airfoil test data from the low speed wind tunnel at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.  Testing was performed during 1994 and 1995 by Michael S. Selig, James J. Guglielmo, Andy P. Broeren and Philippe Giguere.  Thirty four airfoils tested at Reynolds Numbers ranging from 40,000 to 500,000.

This book is available as a downloadable pdf file from Professor Selig’s university website. http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/uiuc_lsat.html

Click Here for More Information about the contents of this book.

 

 Summary of Low Speed Airfoil Data” Volume 2  252 pages

Airfoil test data from the low speed wind tunnel at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.  Testing was performed during 1995 and 1996 by Michael S. Selig, Christopher A. Lyon, Philippe Giguere, Cameron P. Ninham and James J. Guglielmo.  Twenty five airfoils tested at Reynolds Numbers ranging from 60,000 to 400,000.

This book is available as a downloadable pdf file from Professor Selig’s university website. http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/uiuc_lsat.html

Click Here for More Information about the contents of this book.

 

 Summary of Low Speed Airfoil Data” Volume 3  418 pages

Airfoil test data from the low speed wind tunnel at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.  Testing was performed during 1996 and 1997 by Michael S. Selig, Christopher A. Lyon, Andy P. Broeren, Philippe Giguere and Ashok Gopalarathnam.  Thirty seven airfoils tested at Reynolds Numbers ranging from 60,000 to 500,000.

This book is available as a downloadable pdf file from Professor Selig’s university website. http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/uiuc_lsat.html

Click Here for More Information about the contents of this book.

 

Volumes 4 & 5 have also been published on the UIUC website.   

 

 OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE

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Issues of the SoarTech Journal are no longer available in print.  A few are available for free download from SoarTech Online Click Here to access the on-line Journal..

 

SoarTech Journals No. 9 and No. 10 are the last editions published

If you would like to see the contents of SoarTech 9 & 10 click here:

 SoarTech 9   Free download at SoarTech Online

 SoarTech 10   Free download at SoarTech Online

 

 SoarTech 

H. A. (Herk) Stokely

1504 N. Horseshoe Circle

Virginia Beach VA 23451 U.S.A.

Email:  SoarTec@aol.com