« on: 20/05/2010 16:55:26 »
Why the wings make a plane fly seems pretty well answered as best as can be understood at the moment, as for the stall, i would say its all thrust, it has nothing to do with the wings, at a thrust in excess of speeds 7miles/s there is no stall, Now before you say wait a plane isn't a rocket!! Think about this
The weaker the plane is, the less steep its stall angle is.
The more powerful the plane is, the steeper its stall angle is, and the longer it can hold its stall angle before falling, so the stall is cause by lack of power/thrust, with enough power you could take a plane straight up then level out 100 000ft no stall.
Now the fact that this theoretical plane would have to break mack 34(like any rocket escaping the earth)and that we are not there yet technologically doesn't mean we will never do it.
The reason stall exists in the first place is we're using the wings to cheat the power equation, were using wings to use an underpowered engine(s) to move the plane through the air, but the wings didnt cause the stall.
Seems to me that while LeeE's explanation of lift is an excellent one(thank you very much), Remo is right about the stall being a result of an underpowered engine(s) using wings to "cheat" gravity.