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ERIC Number: EJ1015474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Helicopter Toy and Lift Estimation
Shakerin, Said
Physics Teacher, v51 n5 p310 May 2013
A $1 plastic helicopter toy (called a Wacky Whirler) can be used to demonstrate lift. Students can make basic measurements of the toy, use reasonable assumptions and, with the lift formula, estimate the lift, and verify that it is sufficient to overcome the toy's weight. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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