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Flight 6A

Flight

TermDefinition
Bernoulli’s Principle High pressure, low speed AND low pressure, high speed. High pressure always wants to go to low pressure
What is Newton’s third law For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
Pitch Use of elevators to go up or down
Yaw Is the use of the rudder to turn right or left
Roll/Bank Use of ailerons to lean side to side
Propeller Pushes/Pulls the airplane. The propellers are curved to catch the wind
Landing gear Support for landing (wheels)
Cockpit Hold the Pilot, Co-piolet and Controls
Wings Lift
Fuselage Body of the Airplane and it holds passengers and cargo
Horizontal stabilizer Balances plane horizontally and keeps plane in the air
Vertical Stabilizer Balances plane Vertically
Thrust forwards motion
Drag backwards motion, slows plane down
Lift upwards motion that lifts the plane
Weight/Gravity downwards motion pulling plane down
How does a hot air balloon operate? The BURNER heats up the air inside the ENVELOPE or BALLOON. The molecules inside the ENVELOPE heat up and move around faster causing the plane to rise. To go down you must open a flap on the top of the ENVELOPE letting to balloon go down.
How does a helicopter work? MAIN ROTOR spins around pushing down on the air, air pushes up (newtons 3rd law). TAIL ROTOR balances twist, helps YAW
Created by: SophieandFrankie