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Forum: Aerodynamics
11-09-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By slipstick

Them global worms are making a right mess of...

Them global worms are making a right mess of things aren't they :).

Steve
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By slipstick

The airspeed of an aircraft is the speed of the...

The airspeed of an aircraft is the speed of the aircraft relative to the air its moving in. Certainly its not directly related to the ground.

Then there are groundspeed which is the speed of the...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-09-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By slipstick

You can fly many planes in winds you might not...

You can fly many planes in winds you might not think likely...it's mainly that us pilots are ground referenced and for some reason we tend to feel uncomfortable flying a plane that's happy enough in...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-08-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By slipstick

But the plane is only flying in its own frame of...

But the plane is only flying in its own frame of reference, none other. And the plane's airspeed only exists relative to that same frame of reference. So if it can't be determined from the plane's...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-31-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By slipstick

There's physics and then there's opinion...

There's physics and then there's opinion (educated or not).

In a true democracy opinion will always win and the universe should just get on with it and do what "the people" think is obviously...
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