- I've noticed that there is no threads here about the physics of aviation, and I though of this thread when I was studying some basic aerodynamics.
- I hope some of you share interest in the physics of aviation, and I certainly hope some of you can contribute to the subject with more knowledge than me, cause I am very new within the field.
Now I know there are places to read about aviation, and search for questions, but I feel that some things can be better explained if you can ask exactly what you are having trouble with understanding.
- The way I was thinking, is that we can basically post questions and share interesting thoughts about mentioned topic.
Pilot Friend Basicly everything you want to know about aviation
Now what I've been wondering about when reading the basics of how airplanes fly, is that when in level flight, with constant speed, thrust equalsrndrag, and lift equals weight.
Now I can see why lift has to equal weight, but I though thrust be greater than drag to move forward.
Now is is so that thrust equals drag because of Newtons 3rd law, that any object moving will do so until other forces play a role (I may be totally out of line here).
Anyone who can explain this for me (be as advanced as you can, the more input the better).
And please, if you have other questions and/or inputs, go ahead