By: Sherry Law
Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Daniel Bernoulli, Isaac Newton.... Hey, wait a minute! Who the devil is Bernoulli? Unless you're a science geek, trivia freak or into airplanes, it is unlikely that you've ever heard of Daniel Bernoulli. Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and...
By: W D Adkins
The swept back wings of modern jet aircraft give them a graceful appearance that seems to be the physical expression of the great speeds these panes are capable of. This is a happy side effect of a design that is purely functional. The swept wing...
By: Sue Simpson
When an airplane takes off its wings generate lift as air flows over the wings. The wing surface curved, so air moving of the top of the wing goes faster than air flowing under the bottom of the wing which is flat. There's more pressure...
By: Jeff Karren
For many years, engineers have strived to develop efficient actuators that transform energy from one form to another. For example, to transform electrical energy into rotational mechanical energy, inventors developed the electric motor. Most of these devices, however, have the problem of wasting energy in...
By: Dave Jackson
If only Daniel Bernoulli and Sir Isaac Newton were alive today. They would have been truly amazed to see an Airbus A380 rise off the runway and climb six miles into the sky. Great scientists as they were, a discussion about who's ideas best explain...
By: peterpan
I had always been awed by airshows or even by war movies with jet fighters chasing each other on highly mountainous areas risky enough to cause collision with another aircraft or with high land areas. The artistic maneuvering of the pilot is a big reason...
By: Fine Existence
Stopping a large jet aircraft is definitely no easy feat, not to mentioned safety is of utmost importance. To land a large aircraft properly takes a lot of skills and years of training and experience. The following discusses the techniques required for stopping a large...
Aircraft spoilers, airbrakes and their function
By: Dave Jackson
Pilots of the first generations of aircraft had a lot of things to worry about. The use of spoilers and air brakes were not yet a concern. Improvements in engine performance enabled faster airspeeds and larger, heavier aircraft. Each incremental improvement caused the minimum landing...
By: Douglas Black
The science of flight can be somewhat daunting, with so many different terms and complex mechanics involved. Aircraft require several important ingredients to perpetuate flight, but directional control is most definitely one of the most important functions in flying. Control ranges from altitude changes, pitches...
By: Dennis Martz
NAVIGATION & WAYPOINTS(Getting from "Point A" to "Point B")Learning to fly a plane isn't really all that difficult. Getting a plane into the air and back down again (in one piece) is something that just about anyone can do, but getting your plane to go...

 

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