Sunday, 26 November 2017

Paper Airplanes

Why do airplanes fly? It's harder to explain that some people might think. Check out this website for an approachable, yet comprehensive overview of the myths and reality of what makes airplanes fly:

It is Newton's three laws of motion that are the key to the explanation (not Bernoulli's Principle, which partially correct but overly simplistic.)

Newton's Three Laws of Motion

Newton's Three Laws of Motion in Plain English 
Ultimately, what best explains what gives wings lift is that the wing must push a lot of air down.

What a better way to explore flight than by making paper airplanes. Here are some straight forward instructions:

Very Easy:


The Tail Spin