# Learn: Aerodynamics

## Lift

Lift is a component of the fluid dynamics force that acts in a direction perpendicular to the relative fluid flow. Drag is a fluid dynamics force component that acts in a direction parallel to the relative fluid flow. An airfoil is a streamline shape that produces significantly more lift than drag.

## Drag

Figure 1: The total drag force and its components: induced drag and form drag. [1]