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The lift is a force perpendicular on the cord of the wing. As a vector it points up and backwards, towards 11 o’clock. The horizontal component points towards 9 o‘clock and is called drag. The drag is cancelled by the thrust, a force pointing towards 3 o’clock. The vertical component of lift points towards 12 o’clock and cancels the weight (pointing at 6 o’...


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This is quite a flabbergasting question... As you're standing on the floor of your home, Lift equals Weight. The lift is supplied by the floorboards to your feet. That's static lift. If you tilt up a floorboard and pull a toy car across it, it will be lifted upwards and even fly up after the floorboard ends. That's dynamic lift. Note that the required ...


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In straight and level flight at an airspeed V, the weight W is balanced by the lift L, and the aerodynamic drag D is balanced by the thrust T. D is much smaller than L. In a passenger liner, D may be 1/12 ... 1/20 of the weight, or so...


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