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Old 31st Jul 2018, 18:36
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KenV
 
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Originally Posted by Lyman View Post
Put propellers in a tube, and spin them, will there be thrust? Yes.
While this statement is technically true, in reality no jet engine puts "propellers in a tube." Unlike propellers which accelerate air, those "blades inside the tube" of a jet engine compress air. The compressed air is then accelerated in the nozzle of the engine. Similar principles, yet very different.

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