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How does an airplane work?

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Answered 2017-08-31 10:25:21

4 forces act on planes

Lift pulls the plane up

Gravity pulls it down

Thrust pushes it forward

Drag pulls it back

These 4 forces together help move the plane through the air and without these forces an airplane wouldn't fly

When an airplane takes off the thrust is thus increased and the plane can take off from the ground

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