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For the Earth to be substantially hollow would require huge discrepancies with the gravitational constant, so such a large discrepancy should be very easy to measure. The reason gravitational experiments are so hard to make now is because of the precision required, but if electricity could affect it as much as you suggest, precision would not be an issue as all you would have to show is the value is way off, collect your Nobel prize money and be rich and famous.
originally posted by: dothedew
even our single computation that we rely on for gravity and a planets total mass is based on the assumption that electricity has no effect on the gravitational pull of a celestial body..... Which is something that we haven't touched on since the experiment was established.
Imagine an enormous, lush rainforest teeming with life...in the Arctic. Well there was a time -- and not too long ago -- when the world warmed more than any human has ever seen. (So far)
have yet to hear a rational counter to this, from a flatty. The claim is generally that stars are closer than claimed but when the math (simple trig) is requested, they seem to lose interest.
originally posted by: Rollie83
An aircraft traversing the globe in level flight (constant altitude*), would certainly be trimmed, unless there were a mechanical problem or the pilot was a glutton for muscle fatigue. As such, this curved flightpath would be flown hands/feet-free, save for certain adjustments made necessary by other factors—turbulence, fuel burn-off, weight shifts, and other perturbations. But no adjustment are ever needed for the curvature itself, which also explains why no related, display instrument exists**. (Some flatEarthers, when told by pilots that no such “curvature” instrument exists, have tried twisting that fact into proof that the Earth is flat.)
But even the un-trimmed aircraft requires no control input to follow the Earth’s curvature, because an aircraft configured for level flight is actually configured for an atmospheric condition called “density altitude”, which itself is a product of barometric pressure. The aircraft simply hunts the density altitude for which it’s been configured, completely un-commanded, and because the Earth’s atmosphere and its pressure gradient follow the curvature in proportion, so too will the aircraft configured for a specific DA.
**An INS will account for curvature, but does not display such isolated information to the pilot, as it is not needed.
originally posted by: roguetechie
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originally posted by: Hyperboles
a reply to: Rollie83Here you go again with your hodge podge. I am a pilot, flight instructor and an engineer. Are you really trying to educate me? If so, nice try and while you are at it work out the curvature again