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  -Someone explain to me why planes fly? dolo amber  May-13-04 08:40 PM   #0 
  - Magic, or maybe Jeebus?  jburton   May-13-04 08:42 PM   #1 
  - actually. its pixies  7th_Sephiroth   May-13-04 08:42 PM   #2 
  - There are only four Pixies, silly.  Whitacre D_WI   May-13-04 08:44 PM   #9 
     - Not only that...  dolo amber   May-13-04 08:53 PM   #16 
        - Silly.  Whitacre D_WI   May-13-04 08:53 PM   #18 
  - I believe  Terry_M   May-13-04 08:43 PM   #3 
  - gravity suckers  havocmom   May-13-04 08:43 PM   #4 
  - It is all about lift baby...  xultar   May-13-04 08:43 PM   #5 
  - They don't swim very well.  Wonk   May-13-04 08:44 PM   #6 
  - Part of it is the Bernoulli effect.  Spider Jerusalem   May-13-04 08:44 PM   #7 
  - That's why a curveball curves.  Whitacre D_WI   May-13-04 08:45 PM   #11 
  - That's right  JVS   May-13-04 08:46 PM   #12 
  - Then how does a plane fly upside down...  Endangered Specie   May-13-04 08:55 PM   #21 
  - Flaps.  Whitacre D_WI   May-13-04 08:57 PM   #23 
  - Actually, no. It all depends on the chord angle...  MercutioATC   May-13-04 08:58 PM   #25 
  - A Jet fighter has symmetrical wings, so  fiziwig   May-13-04 09:00 PM   #29 
     - Please do try to explain it then  Endangered Specie   May-13-04 10:26 PM   #45 
     - Precisely the same reason that a sailboat...  TreasonousBastard   May-14-04 04:59 AM   #53 
  - It's lift under the wing in relation to negative lift over the wing...  MercutioATC   May-13-04 09:00 PM   #28 
  - Come no...  Squeegee   May-14-04 12:33 AM   #51 
  - Magic. Look at that thing.  MnFats   May-13-04 08:44 PM   #8 
  - Clearly, you are  dolo amber   May-13-04 08:47 PM   #13 
  - why thank you. best moment of my day.  MnFats   May-13-04 09:10 PM   #33 
  - if you think a 747 is huge.....  Servo300   May-14-04 09:25 AM   #58 
     - LE MONSTER!!!  JCCyC   May-14-04 09:44 AM   #60 
  - Seriously...  fiziwig   May-13-04 08:45 PM   #10 
  - Kinda Like The "Flying Nun"  Don_G   May-13-04 08:49 PM   #14 
  - The plane has to fall to the ground but be distracted at the last moment  Rabrrrrrr   May-13-04 08:52 PM   #15 
  - Holy crap  dolo amber   May-13-04 08:54 PM   #19 
     - Glad I could help!  Rabrrrrrr   May-13-04 08:59 PM   #27 
  - because they can't swim!  Snoggera   May-13-04 08:53 PM   #17 
  - How Stuff Works.Com ... Here You Go. (I Love This Site!)  arwalden   May-13-04 08:55 PM   #20 
  - Thanks for that  dolo amber   May-13-04 08:58 PM   #26 
  - It only happens when the plane is in that place between dream and awake.  Whitacre D_WI   May-13-04 08:56 PM   #22 
  - The easy explanation  Birthmark   May-13-04 08:57 PM   #24 
  - No, that's how satellites stay in orbit.  Ready4Change   May-13-04 09:40 PM   #41 
  - Fear - if they don't, John Ashcroft will sing to them. n/t  rooboy   May-13-04 09:03 PM   #30 
  - Sick your hand out of the car window at 60 MPH  fiziwig   May-13-04 09:04 PM   #31 
  - Planes fly my dear, because  mad_russian   May-13-04 09:09 PM   #32 
  - Excellent song!!  dolo amber   May-13-04 09:22 PM   #36 
     - nope, I'm saying...  mad_russian   May-13-04 09:29 PM   #37 
        - I wish you'd read this one: "nope, I'm saying"...  mad_russian   May-13-04 10:38 PM   #46 
  - This explains everything  JPJones   May-13-04 09:15 PM   #34 
  - there's an Fx, an Fy and an Fz in that thing....tell me  mad_russian   May-13-04 09:19 PM   #35 
  - ## Support Democratic Underground! ##  DU GrovelBot   May-13-04 09:29 PM   #38 
  - Humans can fly too  qwertyMike   May-13-04 09:34 PM   #39 
  - DOLO! come over, say hi to me...  mad_russian   May-13-04 09:39 PM   #40 
  - Bernolli  ladjf   May-13-04 09:48 PM   #42 
  - One Minor Quibble - Airplanes are not steel.  TheRedMan   May-13-04 10:06 PM   #43 
  - I did not know that!  dolo amber   May-13-04 10:09 PM   #44 
  - Now, your basic cast iron plane, that's a miracle of flight  Rabrrrrrr   May-13-04 10:41 PM   #47 
  - Yep  Nihil   May-14-04 09:19 AM   #57 
  - Bernoulli's not an intuitive answer.  Ready4Change   May-13-04 10:41 PM   #48 
  - If you want to be scared, read this one:  Rabrrrrrr   May-13-04 10:43 PM   #49 
  - Well...weight, rather than mass.  trof   May-14-04 10:04 AM   #61 
  - because  Kennethken   May-13-04 11:24 PM   #50 
  - The takeoff and landing are ok by me.  bushwentawol   May-14-04 01:14 AM   #52 
  - take-off, landing, turbulence, none of them bother me  truthspeaker   May-14-04 09:18 AM   #56 
  - They fly...  TreasonousBastard   May-14-04 05:04 AM   #54 
  - Cool!  Nihil   May-14-04 09:13 AM   #55 
  - Easier to explain Helicopters...  BiggJawn   May-14-04 09:38 AM   #59 
  - so people can get from one place to another  leftofthedial   May-14-04 10:21 AM   #62 
 

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