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guide to aeronautics

2007-10-24 18:08:53.675127+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

[ related topics: Aviation ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-24 19:11:59.754315+00 by: ebradway

Unfortunately, the Beginner's Guide to Kites fails to mention the attractive force of trees on kites...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-24 19:20:45.896745+00 by: JT

Hrm, it doesn't mention the badly stated question about the airplane on a conveyor belt.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-24 19:55:49.619807+00 by: Dan Lyke

Aaaaugh! No, not the stupid "airplane on a conveyor belt" question! Instant IQ test, if the questioner doesn't get thrown out the nearest window then it's time to find a different social group.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-24 20:14:27.999413+00 by: ebradway

The problem is only interesting if the airplane is under water... Does the rain in Spain fall mainly on the airplane?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-24 20:17:16.720697+00 by: ebradway

I guess this is why airplanes never take off in an easterly direction? The spin of the Earth prevents the plane from gaining momentum :P