The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge, a forthcoming interactive world-class science center where visitors of all ages can experience hands-on science and technology, see tomorrow’s technology today, and learn the history of scientific discovery in our area, welcomed over 2,000 attendees at its first annual Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the TUNE Building at Harford Community College.
A Wing is…
Something that moves through the air and has low pressure on the top and higher pressure on the bottom.
The curvature of a bird or airplane wing creates a pressure difference that generates lift.
The wing provides the lift force and is the single most important element of any flight vehicle. It lifts aircraft into the air and is intrinsic to every air vehicle propulsion system. It is the propeller blade of an airplane, the fan blade in a jet engine, and the rotor blade of a helicopter. The wing is the essential element that enables flight and propulsion.
How does a BalloonHelicopter work?
The balloon stores potential energy in the form of high pressure air. This air is used to create thrust that rotates the three wing rotor blade. Each rotating wing creates “Lift” the sum of which results in the Rotor Thrust. By virtue of Newton’s Third Law, “every action has an equal and opposite reaction” the “Rotor Thrust” lifts the Balloon Helicopter into the air.
Newton’s Third Law
For every ACTION, there is an equal and opposite REACTION.
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