Answer to Question #225571 in Mechanical Engineering for john luvis

Question #225571

Leonardo’s airplane had a wing span of approximately 7 m; the wings had a width of approximately 2 m. The rule of thumb for birds and other low-velocity flying machines is 5 kg/m2 . Would Leonardo’s plane glide?


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2021-08-16T02:19:18-0400

It would be able to glide depending on the total mass of the airplane, but it probably would not be able to fly like birds or other modern flying contraptions

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