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Post 1

Dancer (put your advert here)

Hi, I see youre subbing the Takeoff entry, and I just wanted you to know there are researchers that I credited, and because a bug in the editorial process they weren't credited in the entry. Researchers are:

Hell - U171578
Sir Kitt - U180224

Also, anything you need to ask, you can ask me here ot at the PR thread attached to the original entry:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A595929

Yours,
smiley - hsif
Dancer


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Post 2

Cabby

Ok, I've added them back in.
Haven't had a chance to get started on the subbing yet, but I'll try not to leave it too long! smiley - winkeye


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Post 3

Cabby

Right, I've had a first whack through the take-off entry. I've taken a few bits out (the section on gliding didn't really seem to fit somehow), but I have got a few queries.

I always thought that the standard explanation of why fixed-wing planes fly was an urban myth and that it was actually a bit more complicated than that. How can planes fly upside-down for example? Still, I'm no scientist and so can't really offer a better explanation! Is it something to do with the angle of attack?

Be nice to have something about hang-gliding.. Hmm, perhaps I should put the gliding bit back in! Speaking personally, it doesn't cover how my kite lifts-off either! smiley - smiley

Anyway, I'll have another crack at it soon, but any comments welcome in the meantime! smiley - smiley


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Post 4

Dancer (put your advert here)

Well, this is the right explenation on fixed wings, and yes, the angle of attack in rverse flight (that is upside down, not backwards smiley - silly) is what keeps the air far from the ground doing a longer trip smiley - magic.

If you wondered how fuel keeps pumping when the plane is in negative/zero G then in all planes I happened to learn about there's a special tank designed for reverse flight. it fills up when the plane is subjected to positive G, and used when the plane is reversed (I only learned fighter Jets, and aerobatic planes may work differently).

I think the glider part should be there, as it may be a /bit/ off topic, but is naturally asked when the subject is presented, and the idea of the entry is to cover the tip of all (at least most) options.

The kite thing I can write and you can add if you want me to, Just mention it smiley - smiley

Yours,
smiley - hsif
Dancer


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Post 5

Dancer (put your advert here)

I have read what you did so far, and thought it is nice, a few things though:

1. Lift Off Vs. Take off is obsolete.
I checked it up in the same onlince source I used when writing the entry (i.e. Atomica) and now they say lift off is the same as take off. Changes due to that are: 1. remove the "Lift Off Vs. Take off" section. 2. rename the "Lift-Off" section to "Rocketry".


2. I think that maybe the footnote "Which usually is a rocket, but there are other rocket boosted crafts like missiles and special airplanes" in the rocket section is nice enough to keep. (footnote #10 in the original entry - http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A595929).

Yours,
smiley - hsif
Dancer


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