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Forum: Aerodynamics
11-09-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By prof_fate

All I can say is 42. If that isn't the answer...

All I can say is 42.
If that isn't the answer you're looking for then you need to rephrase the question.


Who/what invented MPH, a measure of speed? Some earthbound soul no doubt. And perhaps...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-08-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By prof_fate

Is the earth a factor? I'm standing on it flying...

Is the earth a factor? I'm standing on it flying the plane...upwind (as in the wind I feel) vs downwind very definitely has an effect from what I see and have to do and consider to keep the plane...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-07-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By prof_fate

Yes, planes are not connected to the ground - but...

Yes, planes are not connected to the ground - but that is totally beside the point and has no bearing on what this is about.

A lifting body (wing, whatever) produces lift when air travels across...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-07-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,967
Posted By prof_fate

Wow, so many see it and just still dont'...

Wow, so many see it and just still dont' understand it!

I guess maybe because i've sailed I know that there is windspeed, boat speed and apparent wind.

WIth the anemometer on the plane what...
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