Question by Andrew A: what is the difference between lift and thrust?
im talking about rocket forces not planes, i have to build a stomp rocket and i have to answer that question what forces are acting on the rocket to make it move? and im kinda confused whats the difference between thrust and lift, before you go and tell me to research you would surprised on how hard it is to find answers for this with out majoring in aerodynamics -_-
Answer by Poor Horatio
You are very correct to know that lift for airplanes and rockets are very different. In an airplane, lift is the force that ovecomes the weight to make it fly. In a rocket, thrust is the force that overcomes the weight to make it fly. In a rocket, lift is the sideways force that overcomes the tendency of the lifting rocket to get off balance and point in a different direction instead of straight up.
I used google.com and typed in “lift” and “thrust” and “rocket” in the search box and found the source link I posted below.
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