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Old 1st Aug 2018, 13:17
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john_tullamarine
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Isn't it wonderful that, more than a century after the Wright Brothers and half as much again since Cayley, we still can't agree why aircraft fly ?

The techo folk have been in agreement for most of that period. I might refer the remainder to readings on such folk as Lanchester (no slouch, an FRS, no less), Kutta. Zhukovsky, Prandtl, and others all of whom were involved in getting circulation theory sorted out. What amazes me is that the pilot theory examination stuff more or less stagnated a long time ago ....

... whilst still adhering to the lift pixies and thrust demons view of life, death and the universe ... which, quite obviously, summarises everything in a most elegant manner ...
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