A Dissertation on the Aerodynamics of Fast6 Plane Crash
Fast & Furious 6 - SUPER BOWL TRAILER
"When you watch them hook a cable from the car to the giant cargo aircraft, and somehow pull the wing down and somehow cause it to crash and then Vin Diesel of-course comes out of the front of the plane. Like breaking down the physics of exactly how this car was able to cause this aircraft to crash is going to take physicists generations to compute and discuss and flesh out". - Chris ZieglerVerMoSho episode 35
Fortunately Mr. Ziegler, we don't have to wait generations for physicists to sort it out as Verge Commenters have proven time and time again that they are disciplined and thoughtful.
First note the position of the wing flap in the Maximum drag and reduced lift - for braking on runway phase. The flap is extended and pointed down.
When Tyrese shoots the wing with his cable harpoon the wing flap is in the take off phase
But then Sung Kang, the driver of Tyrese's Nissan GTR, floors it, thereby pulling the wing flap into the maximum drag and reduced lift phase, thereby causing the cargo plane to crash.
I hope this clears up any confusion.
I love this- A dissertation on the aerodynamics of Fast6 Plane Crash tinyurl.com/bwpc87s— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) February 15, 2013