Originally Posted by CharlieM
But wouldn't any ripples or eddies have a greater effect on the smaller stick. A similar analogy would be a a car and a van travelling at 60mph as any cross wind is going to have a far greater effect on the van. I'm sure I've got this completely wrong, I was terrible at physics.
It would have an effect because they're connected to the ground. If the car and the van were flying, the wind drift for both of them would be exactly the same regardless of their side profile. Because they effectively become a part of the air as soon as they're airbourne.
Seems weird I know.