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Planes and styrofoam planes

  1. May 18, 2017 #1
    Hi everyone, I really would like to know the whole background with physics dealing with how planes work, and if making a Styrofoam plane is the same idea with physics but just slightly different. I am a college student majoring in physics and trying to start a company somewhat dealing with physics. Like i.e. building styrofoam planes. Thanks!
     
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  3. May 18, 2017 #2

    davenn

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    hi there
    welcome to PF :smile:

    so being a university student you understand the importance of research ?
    what initial things have you discovered so far in your looking around on the net ?


    Dave
     
  4. May 18, 2017 #3

    Drakkith

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    Would this be more fully covered under Aerospace Engineering instead of Physics?
     
  5. May 18, 2017 #4

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    Please read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airplane

    and if you have specific questions about that reading, feel free to ask them here. And the biggest problem with a purely Styrofoam plane would be the lack of strength of the material.
     
  6. May 18, 2017 #5

    berkeman

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    Good point. I moved the thread now to the ME/Aero forum. :smile:
     
  7. May 18, 2017 #6

    Drakkith

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    You just need really small planes! :wink:
     
  8. May 18, 2017 #7

    berkeman

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