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A plane question?


Sue Durnim
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:shock::shock: Oooh I'd rather not think about that thanks :shock:

 

Guess the speed would depend on the aerodynamics of the plane in question and maybe the surrounding air pressure too etc :shock:

 

I really have no idea though.

 

Another thought... what happens if a plane flies too fast :shock:

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Apparently it depends on the weight of the plane (i.e. is it loaded or empty) and the disposition of the flaps. One site I looked at gave 85 knots for an unladen 747-400. :wink::wink:

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Lift is provided by the movement of air flow over and under the wings; at slower speeds (EG when landing) a slower speed is achieved by exagerating the bow in the wing by use of the flaps. At normal flight speeds, use of the flaps would create additional drag, thus slowing the aircraft down. :?

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