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It measures 71-feet long, and its propulsion is provided by three GE -made J85-15 engines that together provide 12,000 lbs of thrust.
Both move air to create thrust for the plane, but turboprops are more efficient at lower speeds because the propeller moves more air with a smaller turbine.
It would be more precise, however, to say that only part of each blade glides because only part of each blade has the right combination of speed and angle of attack to achieve the proper balance between thrust and drag.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW AN AIRCRAFT GLIDESBY PETER GARRISON/FLYING MAGSEPTEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
The middle portion of the blade is the sweet spot, generating enough excess thrust to keep the rotor spinning against the drags of the tip and the root.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW AN AIRCRAFT GLIDESBY PETER GARRISON/FLYING MAGSEPTEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
It’s a large, stable kayak designed as a platform for a saltwater-grade through-hull Minn Kota GPS-enabled trolling motor with 45 pounds of thrust.
THIS MOTORIZED KAYAK CAN DRIVE ITSELFBY NATE MATTHEWS/OUTDOOR LIFEAUGUST 28, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Great was the surprise of Alf at the honour and labour thus thrust upon him, but he did not shrink from it.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He thrust the Cardinal's mantle into it, and stood over the smouldering cloth, till the whole was consumed to ashes.
I only saw the glitter of a bayonet which a Mexican thrust into his shoulder, at the very moment he was helping me up.
I turned round, thrust my purse into the lap of the nearest, and with a light heart led the lady back to the hotel.

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