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How could an object (not aerodynamic shaped) achieve flight?

  1. Jan 1, 2009 #1
    The question above and-
    How can it achieve flight without chemical propellant?( Electric?)
    Are there other ways?
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  3. Jan 1, 2009 #2


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    Well, I've got a pickup truck out back I like to stand on top of and throw baseballs down. Achieves flight pretty well after the arm gets warmed up.
  4. Jan 2, 2009 #3

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    ifin you got ennuf juice,,you can make her fly!!
    see 1995 Darwin Award: JATO Rocket

    Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it.

    clown attached war surplus rocket (JATO - Jet Assist Take Off is rocket attached to C130 airplane to help it take off from short run way) to his car and achieved flight ..fir a while..see DarwinAward. com

    The facts, as best as could be determined, are as follows:

    The operator was driving a 1967 Chevy Impala. He ignited the JATO unit approximately 3.9 miles from the crash site. This was established by the location of a prominently scorched and melted strip of asphalt. The vehicle quickly reached a speed of between 250 and 300 mph and continued at that speed, under full power, for an additional 20-25 seconds. The soon-to-be pilot experienced G-forces usually reserved for dog-fighting F-14 jocks under full afterburners.

    The Chevy remained on the straight highway for approximately 2.6 miles (15-20 seconds) before the driver applied the brakes, completely melting them, blowing the tires, and leaving thick rubber marks on the road surface. The vehicle then became airborne for an additional 1.3 miles, impacted the cliff face at a height of 125 feet, and left a blackened crater 3 feet deep in the rock.
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