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Old 03-07-2006, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by wildwriter
OBTW, when the pilot stands on his brakes and revs the engines, I don't THINK he's generating a force equal to the total thrust of the engines, just enough force to stop the wheels from turning. Maybe it has something to do with inertia, et al, but it is beyond my aging Physics education.
Enough force to stop the wheels from turning is exactly the same thing as the total thrust of the engine (assuming the engine is horizontal). Most planes can produce more thrust when at higher speeds though.