By: Brian O'Neil
The Big Picture(As seen by an amoeba)So as it turned out, the kid never did know what happened to him. He never even got to imagine that he had a role in the events that were soon to transpire. Slick Nick' had all the marbles...
By: Eve Redstone
An elevon on an aircraft is a flap that combines the functions of an elevator and an aileron. The name is derived from these two words. (ELEV-ator and ailer-ON). In a traditionally designed aircraft the elevators control pitch and the ailerons control roll.The elevons...
By: Eve Redstone
Turboprop engines are the most common engines in small propeller driven aircraft. The propellers are fitted directly to the front of the engine, and when you think of a small aeroplane with a propeller on the front the engine is directly behind it.A turboprop...
By: Douglas Black
What goes up must eventually come down, and without a propeller it might be sooner than you think. Actually the propeller is one of many different types of mechanics used in order to perpetuate flight in aircraft today. The propeller itself acts much like a...
By: W D Adkins
A turboprop is an aircraft engine that combines features of both jet and reciprocating engines. A turboprop is a type of gas turbine (technically, this makes it a jet engine). But instead of getting its thrust from expelling hot gas as the jet aircraft we...
By: S.C. Kleinhans
Whether I was a student or a teacher, pencils have always been absolutely paramount. Paper, pencils and pens. Three vital components regarding academic life. Most individuals certainly know where paper was born. But how did pencils originate? An intriguing site - www.coolquiz.com claims...
By: Douglas Black
Planes are built with a series of complex mechanisms that allow the pilot to maintain control during flight. Every plane found in the air today requires specific controls in order to maintain flight and properly navigate the crystal blue skies. Even from the very first...
By: peterpan
The propulsion system widely used by transport planes and small subsonic aircrafts running in low speed are usually turboprop engines. Turboprop engines are composed of an intake fan, compressor, combustor, turbine and nozzle. One distinct factor that makes this engine different from other jet engines...
By: Oogie Sharps
Unlike in a car, where a stall involves an engine cutting out, an aircraft stall has to do with a lack of air moving over and under the wing. Air moving over and under the wing creates lift to keep the plane in the air...
By: Dave Jackson
The majority of procedures and rules in aviation are written in blood. We design and build the safest aircraft possible, given the best available knowledge and skill. Inevitably, an unforeseen circumstance will cause a catastrophic wing failure. Every failure and accident must be learned from...

 

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