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Homework Help: Statics need help

  1. Sep 6, 2007 #1
    Statics :( need help

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The direction of the two thrust vectors of an experimental aircraft can be independently changed from the conventional forward direction within limits. For the thrust configuration shown, determine the equivalent forces-couple system at point O. then replace this force-couple system by a single force and specify the point on the x-axis through which the line of action of this resultant passes. These results are vital to assessing the design performance.

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  3. Sep 6, 2007 #2


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    One needs to show some work here.

    The forces are vectors. Vectors can be added.

    It's difficult to tell from the picture, but one force may act on a line through O.

    The other acts on a line passing 3 m from O, so it would produce a moment.
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