Environmental Issues

Why do tiny paper copters fall slowly?

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June 25, 2008 2:36AM

Becuase this tiny paper copter has a very low terminal velocity. The force of gravity on the paper copter is very small, so it does not have to fall that fast to reach an equal amount of air resistance. The force of gravity is equal to the force of air resistance on the copter while falling very slowly, so it cannot accelerate any more, making it fall slowly.