2C20.96 - Flying Ring and Cylinder

See paragraph one in the procedure section
See paragraph two in the procedure section
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Flying Ring and Cylinder
Bernoulli's Principle
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
'Aerobie' - Flying Ring with Booklet.

The Aerobie book in the Bernoulli Demo's file explains all the fine points of Frisbees and flying rings. 

The X-ZyLo is a flying ring that operates with the ring oriented vertically.  Thrown much the same as you would throw a football, it should go several hundred feet.  

  • H. Richard Crane, "More Flying, Spinning Objects", TPT, Vol. 27, # 5, May 1989, p. 406.
  • Richard Crane, "Beyond the Frisbee", TPT, Vol. 24, # 8, Nov. 1986, p. 502.
  • Gary Ronald Login, "The Cylindrical Wing, Why Does It Fly?", TPT, Vol. 16, # 9, Dec. 1978, p. 662.
  • Robert Liefeld, "The Flying Cylinder", TPT, Vol. 17, # 5, May 1979, p. 286.
  • Robert Liefeld, "The Flying Cylinder", A Potpourri of Physics Teaching Ideas, p. 55.
  • Ed Sobey, Woody Sobey, "Aerobie", The Way Toys Work, p. 1.
  • Ed Sobey, Woody Sobey, "X-Zylo", The Way Toys Work, p. 168.
  • Cy Tymoney, "Sneaky Flying Disk", Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things, p. 28.
  • Cy Tymoney, "Sneaky Hoop Paper Flyer", Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things, p. 36.
  • Cy Tymoney, "Sneaky Soaring Cylinder", Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things, p. 37.
  • "124, Aerobie Frolics",  Christopher P. Jargodzki and Franklin Potter,  Mad About Physics, p. 47, 189.

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