S5_2 Do we have liftoff

Jacob Edwards, Jamie Hancock, Sarthak Nayak


We investigated whether a dragon the size of the ones seen the HBO show "Game of Thrones"
(specically Drogon) would actually be able to y in the real world. We estimated Drogon's mass
to be roughly 1.26*10^6kg, whereas the lift generated by his wings would be about 3.29*10^6N when taking off from stationary, and thus would not be able to take off as his weight is roughly afactor of 4 greater than generated lift. He would, however be able to take off if he ran or jumped at a suffcient speed.

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