There are different forces that need to be in balance for a paper airplane to have a decent flight. The first force thrust. Thrust is basically the forward movement of the plane. Without Thrust the plane could not move in any direction, So it causes the plane to be able to move forward. If a good flight is to occur, then it needs to be in balance with the other forces that can effect a paper airplane 's flight. Thrust depends on the lift. The lift is in the middle and starting point of the flight so the thrust can help the plane perform better.
Another force that can effect the flight of a paper airplane is the force of lift. Lift is when the wing is getting pushed upwards harder than it is getting pushed downwards. If this is happening, then it means gravity is not as strong on the plane as thrust and lift are. Lift is the starting point and the middle of the flight. If the plane is moving upwards, lift is taking place. When a paper airplane is going down, lift is not taking place.When the air is going under the wings of the plane this is also lift. Without the wings there is no lift which means the flight would not last long. The factors weight, size, and velocity are depended on by the magnitude of the lift. So it is saying that other smaller forces depend on the lift which …show more content…
For an example, if a paper airplane weighs to much, the force of gravity will overcome it. Same thing in real life. If a heavy object were to be in the air, gravity would pull it down. Same thing for the plane. If it is to heavy, then there is no way for the plane to overcome the force. So a resolution would be to have a paper airplane with a light mass. Paper airplanes are generally light because of their size, paper doesn’t weigh much which decreases the effect of gravity, Gravity can be overcome by thrust, but mainly lift. Thrust and lift are going forward and up while gravity is trying to make the plane go in a downward
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“You know, a few men in town have created an airship.. And I may have gotten you a ticket on the first ride of it..” Jackson, who always had had a dream of aircraft, jumped from his seat with sudden excitement. “You did? How did you mangae that?
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if a penny was to fall off the top of the Empire State Building and hit someone on their head? It seems that this occurrence may be deadly. Infact , there are many who believes that at a fall from that high an altitude, 1,259 feet (381 meters) not including the antenna spire, a penny has the ability to cause a serious injury or even kill pedestrian down below. Well in order to cause such damages, this would be the case if the penny was in free fall. Yet this is not true because factors such as air resistance play a significant role in restricting the penny's acceleration.
While both the Allies and Axis sides possessed their military powers through the army, battleships, and tanks, air warfare was also crucial for either side to win in and played an important role in the outcome of WWII. They were used in many tactical missions, as well as to transport troops, equipment, and supplies to the battlefield in mere minutes. Many major events happened due to air bombings and fights in the sky, including the bombings of Pearl Harbor, which eventually dragged the U.S. into the war, all the way to the Atom bomb droppings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Planes have been proved effective regarding both sides, and WWII would have turned out a whole lot differently without them.
Annotated Bibliography for The Gotha G.V. Bomber Morrow, John H. The Great War in the Air. Smithsonian Institution Press Washington and London , 1993. Dr. John H. Morrow an American Historian and professor at the University of Georgia in his book The Great War in the Air, provides detailed information about the Gotha Bomber and other German aircraft of World War 1 as well as evidence of bomber planes being more effective than the Zeppelin Airships. Morrow uses detailed information and historical events to show people how strategic bombing by planes proved to be much more successful than the Zeppelin bombing campaigns.
The airplane was invented in 1903 by the Wright Brothers. Eleven years later World War I had begun. During the first year of conflict, airplanes were mostly involved in observation missions called reconnaissance. In observation missions the airplanes would fly above battlefields and determine the movements and position of enemies while also taking photographs.
Since the first flight in 1903 by the Wright brothers, airplanes had not advanced much. During World War one the airplanes were new, slow, had no artillery, and could only fly for short periods of time. They were not seen as a big threat because bomb raids by these new planes were very unprecise. German U-boats also played a role in WWI although not much naval activity occurred in this time there were tensions between Germany and Great Britain.
Next, came war. Airplanes have helped us win many wars and protect our country. We used them in WW1 to fight Germany and Austria-Hungary. We then began attaching weapons and guns onto them to give us an advantage. Lastly, we used them for research.
Airplanes played a major role during the war. In the beginning, when planes were just starting to be used, The soldiers would use them to spy on their enemy and see what they were doing and if they were starting to make a move on towards other side. Since These planes did not have radios they had to use colored weighted bags or a message inside a bag with weight to be dropped down. Once the other side realized that they were using planes to spy on them, They as well did the same,and eventually both sides were spying each other. Both sides realized that when they are up in the air, they could attack.
People afterwards started to fly like actual birds, people would try to find super light wood and attach all kinds of feathers to them to help them fly, but as by the sound of it they weren't very successful. This is when we jump ahead a little bit in time to the famous Leonardo di Vinci. Leonardo was the first person to really study in-depth the mechanics of flight and he drew up several ideas of flight and many flight mechanics, he was an absolute genius. One of his famous pieces is called the Ornithopter which is what the modern day helicopter is based off of. During the 1700s is when the first balloons came around and they were a huge game changer, they even had effects in WW1 where they were used to drop bombs.
“The airplane stays up because it doesn 't have time to fall” Wilbur Wright said this quote because he never gave up on inventing the first plane. Through his and orville’s trial and error they created and flew the first plane in mankind. Through their creation they changed the mode of transportation forever. The airplane now travels people, animals and luggage in a very short amount of time. The Wright Brothers didn 't just affect america but the whole world!
With the development of the jet engine; the design of aircraft wings was changed as well. Wings were given a more “swept” design in order to reduce the overall drag of the aircraft. Drag is the force that counteracts the thrust component of aircraft flight. This new wing design was also more structurally sound. This allowed for the variations of pressure on