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Pimp My Ride is a TV show originally shown on MTV, with the first episode airing on March 4, 2004. The concept is simple — one takes a car that is old, thought to be unfashionable, falling apart, or some combination thereof, and "pimps" it (i.e., the car is restored and customized). The show picks young car owners (requirements limit participants to their early 20's) living in the Los Angeles/Southern California area.

The show features rapper Xzibit, who takes the cars to the custom body shop of West Coast Customs (WCC), where the WCC team generally replaces most of the components and rebuilds the interior and exterior from scratch.

Each car is a custom "pimp", tailored to the personalities and interests of the owners. For example, a Need for Speed: Underground 2 fan had his car painted to look like one in the game, while a bowler had a ball washer installed in his trunk, and a surfer got a full-size dryer (or at least one that fit) in the back of his Volkswagen van. Work usually includes new paint, accessories, chrome, tires and rims, and internal electronics (even, and especially, DVD players, video games, TFT screens of excessive size and other top notch gadgets). Customization and extra gifts usually total around US$20,000 (though the show usually doesn't put much emphasis on costs). However, WCC is well-known for putting their own whimsical touches in their work, such as the aforementioned dryer, or an electric fireplace in the trunk of another vehicle.

On only two occasions did WCC not "pimp" the automobile. In the first instance (the last episode of Year 1), the car-to-be-pimped was actually two Ford Escorts welded together, and was considered unsafe. In the second instance (Episode 8 of Year 2) the "Pimpee" was studying to be an auto mechanic, and WCC decided to let him "pimp" his car as a study project. In both instances, the "Pimpees" were given brand new cars, with extensive WCC modifications to customize the new car for the owner.

Much of the appeal of the show comes from the personalities involved. The WCC employees are an eclectic mix of outgoing personalities, such as:

  • the appropriately named Big Dane,
  • electronics (and outrageous engineering) expert Mad Mike,
  • tough-looking interior and fabric maven Ish, and
  • the heavily pierced tire-specialist Alex.

Xzibit, the show's host, has found a new audience of fans, who appreciate his sense of humor and obvious love of his job. Both he and WCC have experienced boosts in business due to the show: Xzibit has gained wider attention for his music career (as well as hosting and movie gigs), and WCC had to expand their facilities, due to the international exposure Pimp My Ride gave their work. After the second season however, WCC manager "Q" announced that he would not be willing to take a role in the show anymore. He cited a desire to expand the company's business with a customs shop in St. Louis, Missouri. Ryan Haus, the owner of WCC, has been featured in season 3 as the "lead" for discussions on what customizing will be done on the incoming cars.

WCC has faced problems with some of their modifications. In December 2004 the shop was fined $16,000 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (along with fellow shop Unique Autosports) for removing airbags from cars and replacing them with DVD monitors, although this modification was not done on the TV show.

MTV has announced that Pimp My Ride will no longer be with WCC. Ryan, the WCC manager has moved his shop to Corona, CA and is worried about his ability to both do the show and have another shop. The producers of the show will continue new episodes with another garage to be announced in early 2006. Discovery Channel will be showing a new series (unamed) that features WCC's car built in the garage more than, as Ryan Haus says "over-the-top cars". The series should begin early 2006.

Pimp My Ride worldwide

Pimp My Ride is one of MTV's most popular shows in nearly all of its worldwide subsidiaries (numbering nearly 100), the only exception being the U.S., where it is second place to The Real World (which is generally much less known outside of the United States).

A UK version of the show launched on 26 June 2005, presented by the DJ Tim Westwood. Carisma Automotive are the customisers for the UK version.

The German-language MTV Central Europe has two adaptions of the show called Pimp My Fahrrad (English: "Pimp My Bicycle") and Pimp My Whatever. On Pimp My Fahrrad [1], the bike shop Elbcoast Psycles redoes almost the entire bicycle, usually leaving only the frame intact. While the show could be seen as a parody of the American original, it is also a loving tribute, using all the elements of the American show with a bicycle twist. It is hosted by German actor Oliver Korittke. In Pimp My Whatever [2] ElbCoast Psycles return once more to pimp anything from a bathroom and a doghouse to a Birthday Party or even someone's brother. Pimp My Whatever is hosted by MTV's presenter Patrice Bouédibéla. Both shows are located in Hamburg.
The original US Pimp My Ride is shown in English language with German subtitles.

MTV Italy also features a different version of Pimp My Ride, called Pimp My Wheels. Hosted by the Italian hip hop group Gemelli DiVersi, Pimp My Wheels turns old rusty motorscooters or motorcycles into brand-new shiny vehicles.

Cars featured on the show

U.S. Version

Season 1

  1. Daihatsu Hi-Jet (1988)
  2. Cadillac Sedan de Ville (1978)
  3. Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (1986)
  4. Honda Civic (1992)
  5. Mitsubishi Mirage (1989)
  6. Ford Mustang (1967)
  7. Ford Ranger (1985)
  8. Pontiac Trans Am (1981)
    • When the Trans Am was being pimped, some of the WCC crew made references to Smokey and the Bandit. This pimped-out vehicle had a coffee maker installed in a center console and a chandelier in place of the dome light.
  9. Chevrolet LUV Truck (1974)
  10. Mustang Convertible (1989)
  11. Nissan Maxima Station Wagon (1984)
    • The Nissan was referred to as the 'identity crisis' because of the Datsun and Nissan badges.
  12. Volkswagen Baja Bug (1969)
  13. Honda CRX (1987)
  14. Toyota Land Cruiser (1972)
  15. Ford Escort (1989)
    • This was two Escorts welded together, and was deemed unsafe for the road, so WCC and Xzibit procured a 2004 Scion xB and "pimped" that instead.

Season 2

  1. Cadillac Eldorado (1984)
    • The wheels on it were 24 carat gold, which were worth more than the car itself
  2. Ford Escort (1991)
    • Turned into a knock-off replica of a BMW M3
  3. Volkswagen Bus (1958)
  4. Chevrolet Suburban (1985)
  5. Chevrolet S-10 Blazer (1987)
  6. Acura Legend (1988)
  7. Nissan 240SX (1989)
    • Produced as a replica tie-in with the video game Need for Speed: Underground 2. Of note is that the game uses a fastback, while the pimped car was a coupe.
  8. Ford Fairlane (1963)
    • The 19-year old owner was hoping to become a mechanic, so WCC and Xzibit decided to let him restore his car himself and procured a 2005 Toyota 4Runner to "pimp".

Season 3

  1. Ford Econoline (1985)
  2. Chevrolet S10
  3. Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible (1991)
  4. Chevrolet Caprice (1996)
    • This was a former Police car.
  5. Honda Civic (1988)
  6. Chevrolet Bel Air (1955)
  7. Toyota Van LE (1986)
  8. Mitsubishi Eclipse (1998)

Season 4

  1. AMC Pacer (1976)
  2. Toyota Corolla (2003)
  3. Chevrolet C10 (1986)
  4. Dodge Caravan (1988)
  5. Chevrolet Chevelle convertible (1968)
  6. Ford Taurus (1989)
  7. Buick Century (1986)
  8. Chevrolet Panel Truck (1957)

Special

  1. Jeep Wrangler
    • This car was "pimped" for The Tonight Show announcer John Melendez.

UK Version

Season 1

  1. Morris Minor (1961)
  2. Volkswagen Golf (1989)
  3. Ford Granada (1983)
  4. Fiat Panda (1987)
  5. Ford Capri (1986)
  6. Hackney Carriage (1986)

Spoofs

MAD Magazine

A PMR spoof appeared in MAD #456, called Dump My Ride. The car, "dumped" by "Messed-up Customs", was (apparently) a 1977 AMC Gremlin, which was outfitted with multiple television sets, a miniature race-car track, a deep fryer, and a koi pond. The spoof ultimately ended with the car being vandalized and left on blocks in a parking lot when the owner went into a store.

AirFerg

An AirFerg sketch featured Ferg pimp a boy's mother to become a full-fledged whore with an automatic coochie among other things.

Jimmy Kimmel Live

A PMR spoof appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live, called Pimp My Bride featuring Xzibit himself and written by Kimmel's team. This short skit shows Xzibit entering a church and excited to see the bride who is getting pimped - after which, Xzibit tells the groom to come to the alley with him and reveals the bride, who, as expected, is done up like a prostitute and has a television installed on her back.

Chav My Motor

A PMR spoof appeared on VH1 in the UK, called Chav My Motor. Chav My Motor was a spoof of PMR, and although there was advertising for the show, it was never shown. This is because it turned out to be an April Fools joke. At midday, a picture spoofing the test card (with the word "fool" written on the blackboard) was shown with an announcement that Chav my Motor would not be shown due to "ongoing police investigations", and would be shown on 1st April next year.

Robot Chicken

Spoofing PMR, Robot Chicken's version was Pimp My Sister, where a pimp and his stable turned a kid's nice, average sister into a whore for the kid to pimp.

Weebl and Bob

The Weebl and Bob episode "joust2" features the car belonging to the character Bob being "pimped" for a joust, by a jar of jam and a talking fried egg known as "Eggsy Bit".

Wizard

An issue of Wizard featured an article in which superheros and their "supermobiles" (e.g-Batman and the Batmobile, Wonder Woman and her invisible jet, Optimus Prime) were pimped.

Date Movie

The film Date Movie features a part where Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan), the main character, gets "pimped", complete with gold teeth.


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This short skit shows Xzibit entering a church and excited to see the bride who is getting pimped - after which, Xzibit tells the groom to come to the alley with him and reveals the bride, who, as expected, is done up like a prostitute and has a television installed on her back. With this final test, the aircraft is ready to receive the "final touchups" (internal configuration, painting, etc), and is then ready to be sent to the customer. A PMR spoof appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live, called Pimp My Bride featuring Xzibit himself and written by Kimmel's team. When complete, an aircraft goes through a set of rigorous inspection, to search for imperfections and defects, and after being approved by the inspectors, the aircraft is tested by a pilot, in a flight test, in order to assure that the controls of the aircraft are working properly. An AirFerg sketch featured Ferg pimp a boy's mother to become a full-fledged whore with an automatic coochie among other things. In the case of large aircraft, production lines dedicated to the assembly of certain parts of the aircraft can exist, especially the wings and the fuselage. The spoof ultimately ended with the car being vandalized and left on blocks in a parking lot when the owner went into a store. The parts are sent to the main plant of the aircraft company, where the production line is located.

The car, "dumped" by "Messed-up Customs", was (apparently) a 1977 AMC Gremlin, which was outfitted with multiple television sets, a miniature race-car track, a deep fryer, and a koi pond. The production of such parts is not limited to the same city or country; in the case of large aircraft manufacturing companies, such parts can come from all over of the world. A PMR spoof appeared in MAD #456, called Dump My Ride. For example, one company can be responsible for the production of the landing gear, while another one is responsible for the radar. Season 1. However, the production of an aircraft for one company is a process that actually involves dozens, or even hundreds, of other companies and plants, that produce the parts that go into the aircraft. Special. There are few companies that produce aircraft on a large scale.

Season 4. For example, aircraft from Airbus need to be certified by the FAA to be flown in the United States and vice versa, aircraft of Boeing need to be approved by the JAA to be flown in the European Union. Season 3. In the case of the international sales of aircraft, a license from the public agency of aviation or transports of the country where the aircraft is also to be used is necessary. Season 2. In Canada, the public agency in charge and authorizing the mass production of aircraft is the Department of Transport. Season 1. In the United States, this agency is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and in the European Union, Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA).

Hosted by the Italian hip hop group Gemelli DiVersi, Pimp My Wheels turns old rusty motorscooters or motorcycles into brand-new shiny vehicles. Then, the governing public agency of aviation of the country authorizes the company to begin production of the aircraft. MTV Italy also features a different version of Pimp My Ride, called Pimp My Wheels. The flight-tests continue until the aircraft has fulfilled all the necessary requirements. Both shows are located in Hamburg.
The original US Pimp My Ride is shown in English language with German subtitles. Representatives from an aviation governing agency often make a first flight. Pimp My Whatever is hosted by MTV's presenter Patrice Bouédibéla. When the design has passed through these processes, the company constructs a limited number of these aircraft for testing on the ground.

In Pimp My Whatever [2] ElbCoast Psycles return once more to pimp anything from a bathroom and a doghouse to a Birthday Party or even someone's brother. Small models and mockups of all or certain parts of the aircraft are then tested in wind tunnels to verify the aerodynamics of the aircraft. It is hosted by German actor Oliver Korittke. Computers are used by companies to draw, plan and do initial simulations of the aircraft. While the show could be seen as a parody of the American original, it is also a loving tribute, using all the elements of the American show with a bicycle twist. First the construction company uses a great number of drawings and equations, simulations, wind tunnel tests and experience to predict the behavior of the aircraft. On Pimp My Fahrrad [1], the bike shop Elbcoast Psycles redoes almost the entire bicycle, usually leaving only the frame intact. During this process, the objectives and design specifications of the aircraft are established.

The German-language MTV Central Europe has two adaptions of the show called Pimp My Fahrrad (English: "Pimp My Bicycle") and Pimp My Whatever. The design and planning process, including safety tests, can last up to four years for small turboprops, and up to 12 years for aircraft with the capacity of the A380. Carisma Automotive are the customisers for the UK version. Most aircraft are constructed by companies with the objective of producing them in quantity for customers. A UK version of the show launched on 26 June 2005, presented by the DJ Tim Westwood. Other aviators with less knowledge make their aircraft using complete kits, with pre-manufactured parts, and assemble the aircraft themselves. Pimp My Ride is one of MTV's most popular shows in nearly all of its worldwide subsidiaries (numbering nearly 100), the only exception being the U.S., where it is second place to The Real World (which is generally much less known outside of the United States). Small aircraft can be designed and constructed at home.

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Ryan, the WCC manager has moved his shop to Corona, CA and is worried about his ability to both do the show and have another shop. The Boeing X-43 is an experimental scramjet with a world speed record for a jet-powered aircraft - Mach 9.6, or nearly 7,000 mph. MTV has announced that Pimp My Ride will no longer be with WCC. In October 1947, Chuck Yeager, in the Bell X-1, was the first person to exceed the speed of sound. In December 2004 the shop was fined $16,000 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (along with fellow shop Unique Autosports) for removing airbags from cars and replacing them with DVD monitors, although this modification was not done on the TV show. They were also an essential part of several of the military strategies of the period, such as the German Blitzkrieg or the American and Japanese Aircraft carriers. WCC has faced problems with some of their modifications. Aircraft played a primary role in the Second World War, having a presence in all the major battles of the war, especially in the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the battles of the Pacific and D-Day.

Ryan Haus, the owner of WCC, has been featured in season 3 as the "lead" for discussions on what customizing will be done on the incoming cars. The turbine or the jet engine was in development in the 1930's, military jet aircraft began operating in the 1940's. Louis, Missouri. The first commercial flights took place between the United States and Canada, in 1919. He cited a desire to expand the company's business with a customs shop in St. Charles Lindbergh became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in solo flight nonstop, on 20 May 1927. After the second season however, WCC manager "Q" announced that he would not be willing to take a role in the show anymore. After the First World War, aircraft continued to advance their technology.

Both he and WCC have experienced boosts in business due to the show: Xzibit has gained wider attention for his music career (as well as hosting and movie gigs), and WCC had to expand their facilities, due to the international exposure Pimp My Ride gave their work. On the side of the allies, the ace with the highest number of downed aircraft was René Fonck, of France. Xzibit, the show's host, has found a new audience of fans, who appreciate his sense of humor and obvious love of his job. In the first war, great aces appeared, of which the greatest was the German Red Baron. The WCC employees are an eclectic mix of outgoing personalities, such as:. First seen by generals and commanders as a "toy", the aircraft proved to be a machine of war capable of causing serious casualties to enemy lines. Much of the appeal of the show comes from the personalities involved. Wars in Europe, in particular World War I, served as initial tests for the use of the aircraft as a weapon.

In both instances, the "Pimpees" were given brand new cars, with extensive WCC modifications to customize the new car for the owner. Most Brazilians, as well as admirers of Santos-Dumont, consider him to be the true inventor of the aircraft, although the very concept of the invention of the first flying machine has substantial ambiguity. In the second instance (Episode 8 of Year 2) the "Pimpee" was studying to be an auto mechanic, and WCC decided to let him "pimp" his car as a study project. Though launched after the Wright Brothers' attempts, his 14-bis was the first to take off, fly, and land without the use of catapults, high winds, or other external assistance. In the first instance (the last episode of Year 1), the car-to-be-pimped was actually two Ford Escorts welded together, and was considered unsafe. However, in some countries today, particularly Brazil, Alberto Santos-Dumont is considered to be the "Father of Aviation". On only two occasions did WCC not "pimp" the automobile. This was later superseded by the development of ailerons, devices which performed a similar function but were attached to an otherwise rigid wing.

However, WCC is well-known for putting their own whimsical touches in their work, such as the aforementioned dryer, or an electric fireplace in the trunk of another vehicle. Strictly speaking, the Flyer's wings were not completely fixed, as it depended for stability on a flexing mechanism named wing warping. Customization and extra gifts usually total around US$20,000 (though the show usually doesn't put much emphasis on costs). They made their first successful test flights on December 17, 1903 and by 1904 Flyer III was capable of fully controllable, stable flight for substantial periods. Work usually includes new paint, accessories, chrome, tires and rims, and internal electronics (even, and especially, DVD players, video games, TFT screens of excessive size and other top notch gadgets). The Wright Brothers are commonly credited with the invention of the aircraft, but like Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, theirs was rather the first sustainable and well documented attempt. For example, a Need for Speed: Underground 2 fan had his car painted to look like one in the game, while a bowler had a ball washer installed in his trunk, and a surfer got a full-size dryer (or at least one that fit) in the back of his Volkswagen van. On August 28, 1903 in Hanover, the German Karl Jatho made his first flight.

Each car is a custom "pimp", tailored to the personalities and interests of the owners. In August 1892 the Avion II flew for a distance of 200 metres, and on October 14, 1897, Avion III flew a distance of more than 300 metres. The show features rapper Xzibit, who takes the cars to the custom body shop of West Coast Customs (WCC), where the WCC team generally replaces most of the components and rebuilds the interior and exterior from scratch. On October 9, 1890, Ader attempted to fly the Éole, which succeeded in taking off and flying a distance of approximately 50 meters before witnesses. The show picks young car owners (requirements limit participants to their early 20's) living in the Los Angeles/Southern California area. Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the science of aerodynamics, was building and flying models of fixed wing aircraft as early as 1803, and he built a successful passenger-carrying glider in 1853, but it is known the first practical self-powered aeroplanes were designed and constructed by Clément Ader. The concept is simple — one takes a car that is old, thought to be unfashionable, falling apart, or some combination thereof, and "pimps" it (i.e., the car is restored and customized). Other aviators who had made similar flights at that time were Otto Lilienthal, Percy Pilcher and Octave Chanute.

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Ford Granada (1983). With the first flight made by man (Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Francois d'Arlandes) in an aircraft lighter than air, a balloon, the biggest challenge became to create other craft, capable of controlled flight. Volkswagen Golf (1989). Leonardo da Vinci drew an aircraft in the 15th century. Morris Minor (1961). Many stories from antiquity involve flight, such as the legend of Icarus. This car was "pimped" for The Tonight Show announcer John Melendez. The dream of flight goes back to the days of pre-history.

Jeep Wrangler

    . The X-43A set the record on 16 November 2004. Chevrolet Panel Truck (1957). The Boeing X-43 is an experimental scramjet with a world speed record for a jet-powered aircraft - Mach 9.6, or nearly 7,000 mph. Buick Century (1986). The last SR-71 flight was in October 2001. Ford Taurus (1989). The SR-71's Pratt & Whitney J58 engines acted as ramjets at high-speeds (Mach 3.2).

    Chevrolet Chevelle convertible (1968). The D-21 Tagboard was an unmanned Mach 3+ reconnaissance drone that was put into production in 1969 for spying, but due to the poor level of success and the development of better spy satellites, it was cancelled in 1971. Dodge Caravan (1988). Ramjet (and the Scramjet variant) aircraft are mostly in the experimental stage. Chevrolet C10 (1986). SpaceShipOne is the most famous current rocket aircraft that is the testbed for developing a commercial sub-orbital passenger service. Toyota Corolla (2003). Rocket aircraft are not in common usage today, although rocket-assisted takeoffs are somewhat common for military aircraft.

    AMC Pacer (1976). The later North American X-15 was another important rocket plane, that broke many speed and altitude records and laid much of the groundwork for later aircraft and spacecraft design. Mitsubishi Eclipse (1998). The first fixed wing aircraft to break the sound barrier was the rocket powered Bell X-1. Toyota Van LE (1986). Experimental rocket powered aircraft were developed by the Germans as early as World War II, although they were never mass produced by any power during that war. Chevrolet Bel Air (1955). It appears that supersonic aircraft will remain in use almost exclusively by militaries around the world for the foreseeable future.

    Honda Civic (1988). Due to the high costs, limited areas of use and low demand there are no longer any supersonic aircraft in use by any major airline, and the last Concorde flight was on 26 November 2003. This was a former Police car. When approaching an area of heavier population density, supersonic aircraft are obliged to fly at subsonic speed. Chevrolet Caprice (1996)

      . This limits supersonic flights to areas of minimal population density or open ocean. Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible (1991). Flight at supersonic speed creates more sound pollution than flight at subsonic speeds, due to the phenomenon of sonic booms.

      Chevrolet S10. Moreover, the design of the supersonic aircraft is substantially different to the design of sub-sonic aircraft, in order to make the transition to supersonic flight smoother and to make supersonic flight more efficient. Ford Econoline (1985). Supersonic aircraft, such as military fighters and bombers, Concorde, and others, make use of special turbines (often utilizing afterburners), that generate the huge amounts of power for flight faster than the speed of the sound. The 19-year old owner was hoping to become a mechanic, so WCC and Xzibit decided to let him restore his car himself and procured a 2005 Toyota 4Runner to "pimp". Due to the high speeds needed for takeoff and landing, the jet aircraft makes use of flaps and leading edge devices for the control of lift and speed, and has engine reversers (or thrust reversers) (to direct the airflow forward) to slow down the aircraft upon landing, as well as the wheel brakes. Ford Fairlane (1963)

        . Jet aircraft possess high cruising speeds (700 to 900 km/h) and high speeds for take-off and landing (150 to 250 km/h).

        Of note is that the game uses a fastback, while the pimped car was a coupe. Wide-body aircraft, such as the Airbus A340 and Boeing 777, can carry hundreds of passengers and several tons of cargo, and are able to travel for distances of up to 13 thousand kilometers. Produced as a replica tie-in with the video game Need for Speed: Underground 2. In the early 1950's,only a few years after the first jet to be produced in large numbers arrived, the De Havilland Comet became the world's first jet airliner. Nissan 240SX (1989)

          . In 1943 the Messerschmitt Me 262, the first jet fighter aircraft, went into service in the German Luftwaffe. Acura Legend (1988). The first jet was the Heinkel He 178, which was tested at Germany's Marienehe Airfield in 1939.

          Chevrolet S-10 Blazer (1987). The jet aircraft was developed in England and Germany in 1931. Chevrolet Suburban (1985). One drawback, however, is that they are noisy; this makes jet aircraft a source of noise pollution. Volkswagen Bus (1958). As a consequence, they have greater weight capacity and fly faster than propeller driven aircraft. Turned into a knock-off replica of a BMW M3. These engines are much more powerful than a reciprocating engine.

          Ford Escort (1991)

            . Jet aircraft make use of turbines for the creation of thrust. The wheels on it were 24 carat gold, which were worth more than the car itself. These aircraft are popular with commuter and regional airlines, as they tend to be more economical on shorter journeys. Cadillac Eldorado (1984)
              . Turboprop aircraft are a sort of halfway house between propeller and jet: they use a turbine engine similar to a jet to turn propellers. This was two Escorts welded together, and was deemed unsafe for the road, so WCC and Xzibit procured a 2004 Scion xB and "pimped" that instead. They are also the aircraft of choice for pilots who wish to own their own aircraft.

              Ford Escort (1989)

                . However, they are significantly cheaper and much more economic than jets, and are generally the best option for people who need to transport a few passengers and/or small amounts of cargo. Toyota Land Cruiser (1972). They are quiet, but they fly at lower speeds, and have lower load capacity compared to similar sized jet powered aircraft. Honda CRX (1987). Smaller and older propeller aircraft make use of reciprocating internal combustion engines that turn a propeller to create thrust. Volkswagen Baja Bug (1969). Any textbook claiming to be a serious work on the topic will never promote the Equal Transit-time fallacy.

                The Nissan was referred to as the 'identity crisis' because of the Datsun and Nissan badges. The explanation also fails to account for aerofoils which are fully symmetrical yet still develop significant lift. Nissan Maxima Station Wagon (1984)

                  . Such an explanation would predict that an aircraft could not fly inverted, which is demonstrably not the case. Mustang Convertible (1989). It has recently been dubbed the "Equal transit-time fallacy." There is no requirement that divided parcels of air rejoin again, and in fact they do not do so. Chevrolet LUV Truck (1974). Despite the fact that this "explanation" is probably the most common of all, it is false.

                  This pimped-out vehicle had a coffee maker installed in a center console and a chandelier in place of the dome light. Therefore, because of its higher speed the pressure of the air above the airfoil must be lower. When the Trans Am was being pimped, some of the WCC crew made references to Smokey and the Bandit. Known as the "equal transit-time" explanation, it states that the parcels of air which are divided by an airfoil must rejoin again; because of the greater curvature (and hence longer path) of the upper surface of an aerofoil, the air going over the top must go faster in order to "catch up" with the air flowing around the bottom. Pontiac Trans Am (1981)

                    . A false explanation for lift has been put forward in mainstream books, and even in scientific exhibitions. Ford Ranger (1985). One of the primary goals of wing design is to devise a shape that produces the most lift while producing the least lift-induced drag.

                    Ford Mustang (1967). However, most shapes will be very inefficient and create a great deal of drag. Mitsubishi Mirage (1989). Nearly any shape will produce lift if curved or tilted with respect to the air flow direction. Honda Civic (1992). The deflection of airflow downward during the creation of lift is known as downwash. Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (1986). The force created by this deflection of the air creates an equal and opposite force upward on the wing according to Newton's third law of motion.

                    Cadillac Sedan de Ville (1978). Lift is created as an airstream passes by something which deflects it downward. Daihatsu Hi-Jet (1988). This shape, called an airfoil or aerofoil, creates lift when a wing travels through the air. the heavily pierced tire-specialist Alex. If a cross-section of an aircraft wing is viewed, the top of the wing can be seen to be curved, while the bottom of the wing is less curved or straight. tough-looking interior and fabric maven Ish, and. An aircraft flies due to the aerodynamic reactions that happen when air passes over the wing.

                    electronics (and outrageous engineering) expert Mad Mike,. For example: lifting body, canard, V-tail and flying wing. the appropriately named Big Dane,. Unconventional aircraft have been built in a variety of forms. Other common parts of aircraft include trim tabs, air brakes, spoilers, winglets and canards. Conventional aircraft -- from small planes such as the Bumble Bee II and Cessna 140 to a gigantic Antonov 225 -- consist of a fuselage, one or more wings to provide the majority of lift, a tailplane for stability, and a one or more vertical surfaces at the tail for stability.

                    . Supersonic aircraft, currently only military, research and a few private aircraft, can reach speeds faster than sound. Single-engined aircraft are capable of reaching 175 km/h or more at cruise speed. Commercial jet aircraft can reach up to 875 km/h, and cover one fourth of the earth's circumference in a matter of hours.

                    The aircraft is the fastest method of transport. While the vast majority of aircraft land and take off on land, some are capable of take off and landing on ice, snow and calm water. The majority of aircraft, however, also need an airport with the infrastructure to receive maintenance, restocking, refueling and for the loading and unloading of crew, cargo and/or passengers. Two necessities for all aircraft are air flow over the wings for lifting of the aircraft, and an open area for landing.

                    There are also rare examples of aircraft which can vary the angle of incidence of their wings in flight, such the F-8 Crusader, which are also considered to be "fixed-wing". When the wings of these aircraft are fully swept, usually for high speed cruise, the trailing edges of their wings abut the leading edges of their tailplanes, giving an impression of a single delta wing if viewed from above or below. In the early days of their development, these were termed "variable geometry" aircraft. It also embraces an even smaller number of aircraft, such as the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Grumman F-14 Tomcat and the Panavia Tornado, which can vary the sweep angle of their wings during flight.

                    This is usually to ease stowage or facilitate transport on, for example, a vehicle trailer or the powered lift connecting the hangar deck of an aircraft carrier to its flight deck. The term also embraces a minority of aircraft with folding wings that are intended to fold when on the ground. Some aircraft use fixed wings to provide lift only part of the time and may or may not be referred to as fixed-wing. Fixed-wing aircraft include a large range of craft from small trainers and recreational aircraft to large airliners and military cargo aircraft.

                    All aircraft wings flex, and some aircraft have wings that can tilt, sweep back, or fold, but if none of these movements are used to generate lift, the wing is considered to be a "fixed-wing". An aircraft is a heavier-than-air craft where movement of the wings in relation to the aircraft is not used to generate lift. Fixed-wing aircraft is a generic term used to refer to what are more commonly known as airplanes in North American English and aeroplanes in Commonwealth English. The flaps change the profile of the wing of the aircraft, maximizing lift and control of the speed of the aircraft in air, particularly in operations of low speed - especially important in landing and take-off.

                    Some aircraft are equipped with special landing gear, such as pontoons or skis, to allow them to land on water, snow or ice. They usually retract during flight to reduce drag; however, on smaller aircraft the gear are often fixed. The landing gear allow the aircraft to take off and land. The rudder is located on the vertical stabilizer and controls movement around the vertical axis called yaw.

                    On delta-wing aircraft the ailerons and elevators are combined together to perform the same actions and are called elevons. The elevator and horizontal stabilizer may be combined into a stabilator. The elevators are located on the horizontal stabilizer to control the rotation around the lateral axis called pitch. Many larger aircraft use spoilers to achieve the same effect.

                    Because roll changes the direction of lift of the wings, it is the primary method of changing the direction of travel. This movement is called roll. They always act at the same time, but in inverse directions, so that the aircraft can be turned along its longitudinal axis. Ailerons are movable surfaces on the wings of the aircraft.

                    A rudder is attached to the vertical stabilizer. Some aircraft have two vertical stabilizers attached to the horizontal stabilizer or boom structures. The vertical stabilizer is a small vertical wing that is usually attached to the rear of the fuselage. It may be a fixed horizontal stabilizer with a movable elevator or a stabilator that rotates on a shaft to change the angle of incidence.

                    Most often it is configured to provide negative lift. The tailplane is a small wing that provides positive or negative lift to stabilize the aircraft in flight. A few aircraft have engines attached to the vertical or horizontal stabilizer. The engines are usually located under or on the wings or attached to the fuselage.

                    Aircraft use a variety of engines, including turbine, reciprocating, and radial engines. An engine (or engines): Also known as powerplants, engines serve to propel the aircraft on the ground and the air. In smaller aircraft, fuel is sometimes stored in the fuselage (or main body). Fuel is often stored in tanks in the wing.

                    Biplanes (two wings) or triplanes (three wings) were popular in the past, and some are still made for special purposes like aerobatics. Most aircraft are monoplanes having one wing structure for providing lift. left wing and right wing. Sometimes, the half of a wing on either side of the fuselage is referred to as a wing, e.g.

                    Each wing is a single structure integrated into the fuselage of the aircraft.

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