How Do Helicopters Fly Without Wings?
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How Do Helicopters Fly Without Wings?

Helicopters kinda look like fat bugs lying on their backs flailing their legs around… so how exactly can they fly with more precision than an airplane? Airplanes fly because their wings are curved on the top and flat on the bottom, allowing them to harness the Bernoulli Principle. With speed, the air passing over the […]

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The Real Life Sci-Fi of Vertical Take-Off Planes
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The Real Life Sci-Fi of Vertical Take-Off Planes

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant.org a problem solving website that helps you think like an engineer. The sight of a 9.4 tonne plane slowly rise off the ground, balancing precariously on 4 columns of air over the rough water of Galway bay, is the closest to sci-fi alien technology […]

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