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Can a plane lift off the ground at the point when there is the same amount of lift as weight? Or does lift have to be greater?
Jul 2, 2015 at 8:37
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Yes they can, in fact aircraft regularly lift off the ground when lift is less than weight. They achieve this by rotating the nose, which provides a vertical component of the thrust vector. See the excellent answers to
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