What do you know about planes?

i have to write a paper about planes

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    they can fly, and when you're up in the air and use the bath room ether you'll be fine and the poop will hit someone and k*ll them, or........ YOUR A**  WILL GET SUCKED OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DONT DISLIKE MY STUFFF

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    • Road warrior
      Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      Loos in planes have had Sealed Holding Tanks for years. They  get pumped out after landing.  Get your  head out of the '80's. People were  mystified by "green Icicles" from space...

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  • 1 month ago

    They fly using the four axis of flight: Pitch, bank, roll, and yaw 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    More than I can put in 10,000 characters.  Go do your research.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Why not write a paper about paper airplanes, and then you can fold it up before you turn it in.

    • Skyler2 months agoReport

      I have to turn it in online

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  • 2 months ago

    The seats are too close together for passenger comfort.

    Worked on a few at the plant in Long Beach California......

    DC-8 DC-9 C9-A DC-10 KC-10 MD-11 C-17 717 MD-80 MD-90

    • Trump 2020
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      oops, forgot a couple......A-4, TA-4, 

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    They have wings, a tail and fuselage, the tubey bit in the middle and have a big engine or several engines. They go fast and sometimes crash and some carry guns and bombs.

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  • 2 months ago

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could Google about planes?

    • Peter
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Robert, that would be magic!

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  • 2 months ago

    A machine that can fly

    • DJC
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      Not necessarily.  "A machine that can fly" can include: a helicopter, a blimp, a hot-air balloon, a rocket, a space shuttle, a satellite, and an ultralite.  Not just a plane.

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  • 2 months ago

    Flew in about 20 different types, from Cessna 152, Beech Baron D18 ("same exact camera plane from "Cinerama"), DC-3, DC-6, Viscount, Electra, Constellation, DC-8, 707, 727, 747, Lockheed Jetstar (same exact plane from "Goldfinger"), MD-80, 737, Cessna 210, Cessna 172, Moony, and a few others I can't remember.

    Studied aeronautics, went to ground school in Naval Aviation, Pensacola.  Wanted to ride in Goodyear blimp, but too windy.  Still no helicopters or gliders though.  Have been doing drones for years, and 33 years doing flight sim programs.

    The principle of flight is both simple and complicated.  Wings provide lift.  Even helicopter blades are wings, just rotating instead of going straight.  As long as lift is greater than weight, you fly.  But to get lift, air has to move over the top of the wing.  The trip over the top is longer on the curved surface compared to the flat bottom.  This makes the air move faster than on underside.  This means lower pressure according to the Bernoulli principle.  So the wings are sucked upwards into the lower pressure air.  If the wings approach the air while tilted at an upward angle, this adds lift.  But it also adds drag, which slows the plane down.  The engine has to work harder to provide thrust to keep the plane moving forward.  Lift, weight.  Drag, thrust.  Just a balancing act.

    Engines twirl propellers which have blades that act like small wings.  Their lifts are the thrust to move the plane forward.  A jet engine has thrust from burning and expanding gases inside the back half.  That pressure inside is higher than in the gases rushing out the back.  This unbalance pushes the jet plane forward.  There is no pushing of the jet exhaust against the still air behind like most people think.

    Gliders work like planes, but start with a boost in altitude from either a tow plane or a tow rope and winch or off a cliff.  They glide down a long way.  But they can rise again by finding warm air rising, or wind blowing up the side of a mountain or cliff.

    Blimps work like balloons with engines.  Helium inside weighs less than same volume of air.  A big space inside filled with helium makes the blimp float up in thick air like an air bubble in water.  Engines with propellers make the blimp go forward.

    Instruments tell pilots many things:

    Altitude (uses air pressure to move a needle on dial)

    Direction (a compass, but sometimes a gyroscope)

    Airspeed (pitot tube that gets incoming air)

    GPS (where you are, how you move)

    A lot of planes combine these into a horizontal situation display that tells direction and air speed and speed over the ground.

    Tilt (left/right with bubble in tube or a gyroscope)

    Rise/decent (a gyroscope or a rate of climb dial)

    A lot of planes combine the above ones into an artificial horizon, a moving ball indicator that tells tilts with respect to  Earth.

    Radio communications (instructions, location or identification, anti-collision)

    Fuel, engine performance numbers.

    Piston engines have mixture control, propeller angle

    Controls are:

    Stick or wheel or yoke  (tells the plane to tilt left/right, or climb or descend.  It controls the ailerons on the wings and the horizontal stabilizer in the tail)

    Rudder pedals.  (tell the plane to turn left or right.  This controls the rudder in the tail. They double as brakes when on the ground.)

    Flaps, slats and spoilers (changes shape of wings to provide more or less lift at lower speeds for takeoff or landing)

    Helicopters have different controls.  There is a stick for tilts. There are rudder pedals for steering.  And there is a collective stick to rise or go down.  Takes practice, though.

    Trim wheel and trim buttons (fine control of the surfaces.)

    Throttle.  (more or less power.  On jets, it can reverse thrust for braking.)

    Landing gear lever (for retraction/extension) and confirmation lights

    Electrical controls

    Fuel tanks switching

    Lots of other doodads like weather radar, autopilot, flight management computer, TACS (anti-collision), ILS (instrument landing system radio), weapons controls, air combat radar

    Automation has arrived for even small private aircraft.  Can fly the plane to a runway in flight plan or in emergency and land safely.  Some planes have a parachute.

    Training of a pilot is another answer.  It is quite complicated.

    Source(s): Flying since 1947.
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  • 2 months ago

    They're good for smoothing wood.

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