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Old Feb 27, 2006, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Cary Reeves
BTW, I was listening this weekend to a test pilot friend of mine explain to a group of boys how a plane gets lift from it's airfoil shape. Like most such explanations I've heard from aeroengineers it implied that all the lift comes from the airfoil. It fails to explain symmetrical airfoils and flat plates. I just smiled thinking about how well my flat plate wings fly. Sometimes I think Bernoulli is overrated . .
Uh oh....... the last time I saw a thread in here about Bernoulli vs. Newton, it became the 'puter version of fisticuffs.... Better to leave this one alone, Cary. (I'm fairly sure the thread was closed by the moderators)

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