Why planes fly -- no, really!

by Rudd-O published 2007/10/19 12:09:49 GMT+0, last modified 2013-06-26T03:24:31+00:00

All my life I've been convinced that the Bernoulli effect (air travels faster above the wing) makes planes take off and fly.  Turns out, I'm wrong -- though the Bernoulli effect collaborates, it's the Coanda effect that actually makes most of the work.