Technology

Why do paper airplanes fly?

Technology

Why do paper airplanes fly?

The four main factors which affect the aerodynamics of an airplane are:- Thrust - the forward motion or speed of the aircraft. Drag - the resistance of the aircraft against the wind. Gravity - the force that keeps all things on the earth. To alleviate this force an object needs to become light in weight; Lift- where the push of the wind under the wing is greater than the push on the top of the wing. This upward pushing makes the aircraft lighter.

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