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How can an airplane stay in the air when the fire is only in the back?



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You mean how can an airplane fly when it only has engines right at the back? I think it is just a matter of balancing the forces on the plane - they have to make the wings work properly and distribute the weight of the plane around, but it does not seem too unreasonable that it should work. Some cars have the engine turn only the front wheels, some turn only the back wheels - it makes a little difference in traction (front wheel drive is generally better) but not much in how the thing works overall.

Arthur Smith



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