A:How fast a plane goes depends on the type of plane and other factors such as altitude and weather conditions. As of 2014, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has the official record for a manned airplane speed, at 2,193 mph.
A:The exact number of blimps in the world is not known with complete accuracy. Van Wagner Aerial Media, a company that offers blimp advertising services, estimates that about 20 to 25 blimps exist as of Sept. 2014. Of these, 13 are in active use.
A:The airplane has changed the world in numerous ways, especially by increasing the speed of travel, aiding international business and making the world more connected and globalized. Before the invention of airplanes, most people would never travel to faraway places because of the sheer amount of time it took to sail across oceans or to drive through countries. The airplane changed that.
A:Commercial flights would take approximately 51 hours to fly around the world. The total flight time depends factors that include the weather, the plane's weight, the pilot, and starting or ending locations.
A:Airplanes are important, because they allow people and goods to be transported quickly over great distances and over all types of terrain. Before the advent of safe and convenient travel by airplane, journeys took much longer and were more difficult.
A:There are a wide variety of cheap vintage cars that come in almost any style, from muscle cars to sports cars, stations wagons and more. Some of the more popular models are the Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Grand Prix, AMC Javelin and Ford Torino, according to Auto Trader Classics.
A:Winter is the best time to buy a new car, according to United Services Automobile Association, known as USAA. Winter months often offer the highest potential for discounts, notes USAA. Dealerships must clear inventory in order to make room for the newest car models, explains USAA.
A:Kelly Blue Book, Edmunds and the National Automotive Dealers Association provide calculators to help consumers determine how much a used car is worth, advises Investopedia. Mileage, condition, included equipment, color and geographical location most strongly determine the value of a used car.
A:EBay allows its users to sell broken cars. Many people are interested in purchasing cars that do not run in order to use them for scrap parts, but according to CarsDirect, these people are often looking to make a profit, and their offers can be low.
A:Buying cars on eBay is generally safe, according to About.com. EBay has a Vehicle Purchase Protection program to safeguard against fraud. Circumstances in which buyers are protected include a vehicle previously reported as being stolen, liens not reported, and discrepancy in odometer, make, model and year.
A:What size rims an owner should put on a stock Ferrari depends on the year and model of the vehicle. If the Ferrari has been customized, or if the owner wants to deviate from recommended rims, the rim may also drastically affect performance.
A:The factory-recommended tire size for the 1999 Ford Ranger depends on the style of Ranger, according to Firestone. The Ranger XL with regular cab and two-wheel drive originally came with P205/75R14 tires. An XLT with the same configuration had P225/70R15 tires.
A:There is no universally accepted standard as to what makes a car a classic. As of 2014, many states' vehicle registries consider an antique car one that was built after 1922 and is at least 20 years old. The Classic Car Club of America has a strict list of acceptable cars that were produced between 1925 and 1948.
A:A check engine light on a Ford Explorer sometimes indicates a simple problem, such as a gas cap that needs tightening, or something more complex and expensive, such as a bad catalytic converter. It often requires a trip to the repair shop to diagnose the problem causing the warning light.
A:When water evaporates on the paint of the car, the calcium and metals in tap water leave behind water spots. Car owners avoid water spots by drying the car immediately after washing or using a detailing spray to quickly remove them, but sometimes water spots are able to dry and a process involving a mild acid is needed for its removal.
A:The airbag light comes on when the backup battery is drained or damage has occurred to the clock spring or the airbag module. Because the light can have many causes, a technician must diagnose the problem if the light stays on.
A:When a vehicle stalls in any gear, it's generally a problem with the amount of fuel, amount of air or electric spark getting to various parts of the vehicle's engine. An occasional stall while in reverse doesn't necessarily mean there is a problem with the vehicle, though repeated and frequent occurrences may warrant investigation by a mechanic.
A:There are a variety of problems that can cause a car's idle to be rough. A rough idle is usually defined by the car idling below its normal speed, loping RPMs, a skipping sound or in a way that causes the car to shake. Idle problems can often be a clue to something more serious going on, so it is best for car owners to get them checked out.
A:The electronic stability program, or ESP, is an alternate name for electronic stability control, which protects the car with an antilock braking system and traction control system. ESP is a safety system in a vehicle that helps to prevent accidents by keeping the car stable when a loss of traction is detected. It is also referred to as vehicle stability enhancement and vehicle stability control.