Skip to main content

New answers tagged

0 votes

Explaining lift on a wing via forces

As the wing moves forwards, it creates void of empty space behind it, on the topside of the wing. This is a low-pressure zone, which then pulls the air above the wing downwards. To see the full ...
Nick's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes

Does a helicopter fly because air is forced downwards, or because each rotor acts as an aerofoil to generate lift?

It is the first: the helicopter blade hits the air that it comes on contact with. The inertia of the air mass acts in opposition to being accelerated (downwards) by the helicopter blade. That ...
Cleonis's user avatar
  • 21.1k

Top 50 recent answers are included