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The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics

The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics

  • Author: Hubert Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 337
  • View: 9856
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Explains how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control

PBS Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics 2/E

PBS Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics 2/E

  • Author: Hubert Smith
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780830639014
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 337
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Most pilots and flight students wince at the mention of the term "aerodynamics" because most courses and books dealing with the subject do so using complicated scientific theory and intricate mathematical formulas. And yet, an understanding of aerodynamics is essential to the people who operate and maintain airplanes. This unique introductory guide, which sold more than 20,000 copies in its first edition, proves that the principles of flight can be easy to understand, even fascinating, to pilots and technicians who want to know how and why an aircraft behaves as it does. Avoiding technical jargon and complex calculations, Hubert "Skip" Smith demonstrates how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control. Readers also get an inside look at how modern aircraft are designed-including all the steps in the design process, from concept to test flight and the reasoning behind them. This edition features expanded coverage of aircraft turning and accelerated climb performance, takeoff velocities, load and velocity-load-factors, area rules, and hypersonic flight, as well as the latest advances in laminar flow airfoils, wing and fuselage design, and high-performance lightplanes. Question and answer sections are added for classroom use.

Mach 1 and Beyond: The Illustrated Guide to High-Speed Flight

Mach 1 and Beyond: The Illustrated Guide to High-Speed Flight

  • Author: Larry Reithmaier,Lawrence W. Reithmaier
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780070520219
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 273
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This compelling book opens up the world of high-speed flight to readers who do not have extensive technical backgrounds. Covering both subsonic and supersonic flight, it demystifies the world of high-speed aerodynamics, flight principles, gas turbine jets, and more. You'll learn why there are no supersonic airliners, what problems confront designers of 2,000-mph aircraft, and whether or not a hypersonic, or Mach 5, airplane is likely to be built.

Understanding Performance Flight Testing: Kitplanes and Production Aircraft

Understanding Performance Flight Testing: Kitplanes and Production Aircraft

  • Author: Hubert Smith
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 007166260X
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 300
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*Covers lightplane performance flight testing methods, measures, and computer applications *Includes CD-ROM with sample spreadsheets containing equations to help readers perform their own flight tests *Describes GPS (Global Positioning System) test method for airspeed calibration and rapid-wind camera method for takeoff performance

Aerodynamics of Wings and Bodies

Aerodynamics of Wings and Bodies

  • Author: Holt Ashley,Marten Landahl
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486648990
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 279
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This excellent, innovative reference offers a wealth of useful information and a solid background in the fundamentals of aerodynamics. Fluid mechanics, constant density inviscid flow, singular perturbation problems, viscosity, thin-wing and slender body theories, drag minimalization, and other essentials are addressed in a lively, literate manner and accompanied by diagrams.

The Simple Science of Flight

The Simple Science of Flight

From Insects to Jumbo Jets

  • Author: Hendrik Tennekes
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262513137
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 201
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An investigation into how machines and living creatures fly, and of the similarities between butterflies and Boeings, paper airplanes and plovers.

A Pilot's Guide to Aircraft and Their Systems

A Pilot's Guide to Aircraft and Their Systems

The More You Know about Your Aircraft Systems, the Better You Fly

  • Author: Dale Crane
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
  • ISBN: 9781560274612
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 303
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In the early days of aviation, an aviator had to be pretty much a mechanic as well as a pilot because the airplanes and engines were less than completely dependable. When a pilot had a forced landing away from help, it was up to him to find and fix the problem to get the airplane back into the air. Fortunately these airplanes were not complex in their systems nor complicated to fix. In the more than half a century since World War II aircraft have become a vital component of our transportation system, developed and finely tuned to become the fast, efficient, dependable, and safe machines they are today. These technological advances have been accompanied with additional complexities and demands that the aircraft be operated in exactly the way the designer intended. To do this, pilots must understand what each handle or knob controls and what he or she can expect from each system. Maintenance technicians must thoroughly understand the aircraft and its systems to keep them functioning as they were designed and built to do. This book has been prepared to furnish pilots and armchair aviators with explanation and insight into what the aircraft, powerplant, and each of the systems do. In this way, the book may also serve as an introduction to the ASA Aviation Maintenance Technician Series of books that go further in depth to explain exactly how the aircraft and its systems work — textbooks for Aviation Maintenance school curriculum. But most importantly, A Pilot’s Guide to Aircraft and Their Systems will help pilots enjoy their flying and make them safer and more efficient aviators.

Introduction to Aeronautics

Introduction to Aeronautics

A Design Perspective

  • Author: Steven A. Brandt
  • Publisher: AIAA
  • ISBN: 9781600860720
  • Category: Aeronautics
  • Page: 508
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Understanding Flight, Second Edition

Understanding Flight, Second Edition

  • Author: David W. Anderson,Scott Eberhardt
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071626972
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 306
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Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers: Physics of flight Wing design and configuration Stability and control Propulsion High-speed flight Performance and safety Aerodynamic testing Helicopters and autogyros Aircraft structures and materials

Fatigue in Aviation: A Guide to Staying Awake at the Stick

Fatigue in Aviation: A Guide to Staying Awake at the Stick

  • Author: John A. Caldwell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351936948
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 176
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This overview of fatigue includes fatigue definitions, the measurement / assessment of fatigue, and the performance, mood, and safety problems associated with fatigue in the operational setting. The physiological bases of fatigue are discussed, so the reader understands that fatigue is a physiological phenomenon that is not "just a state of mind". Scientifically-valid countermeasures are discussed and data from a variety of sources are included to provide readers with a "toolbox" from which they can choose solutions to fatigue-related problems. The book is of interest to aviation crews in both civilian and military sectors, managers as well as aviators, flight deck as well as maintenance crews. It aims to be 'user-friendly', although scientific information is included to help the reader understand why certain behaviours occur.

Aircraft Systems for Pilots

Aircraft Systems for Pilots

  • Author: Dale De Remer
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
  • ISBN: 9781619546271
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 450
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This book is a single source, concise presentation of what pilots should know about basic aircraft systems. The content reflects the author's more than thirty-five years experience of flying and fourteen years of teaching Aircraft Systems to university students. Aircraft Systems for Pilots includes a brief study of the fundamentals of physical matter (from which airplanes are made) and mechanics (how airplane parts act and react). The author provides sufficient study of each type of system to allow the professional pilot to stay abreast of the critical learning which must occur as the pilot advances into management of more complex aircraft. Subject covered include physics, aircraft engine types and construction, reciprocating engine theory of operation, engine lubrication and cooling, propellers and governors, fuels and fuel systems, power management, supercharging and turbocharging, pressurization and high altitude operations, electrical principles, electrical components, aircraft electrical systems, hydraulic systems and landing gear, pneumatic and deicing systems, aircraft structures and flight controls, weight and balance, inspections, pilot maintenance, and aircraft instrument systems. Illustrated throughout, study questions conclude each chapter and includes index. In print for more than 30 years and continually updated through the years, this 4th Edition continues to serve as the comprehensive college textbook for pilots learning aircraft systems.

Aircraft Safety

Aircraft Safety

Accident Investigations, Analyses, & Applications, Second Edition

  • Author: Shari Krause
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071433938
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 483
  • View: 9040
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* This worldwide bestseller utilizes case studies to examine and explain aircraft accidents and incidents * Covers five major problem causes: human factors, weather, mid-air collisions, mechanical failure, runway incursions * NEW TO THIS EDITION: Chapters on Monitoring/Managing Cockpit Behavior and Spatial Disorientation; 27 new case studies; 25% new illustrations * Updated data and statistics throughout

Introduction to Aviation

Introduction to Aviation

  • Author: Geoffrey Whitehurst
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781465248428
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 400
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Advanced Aircraft Systems

Advanced Aircraft Systems

  • Author: David A. Lombardo
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071628136
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 368
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This book explains the theory, components, and practical applications of systems in turboprop, turojet, and turbofan aircraft. The author clearly examines electrical, turbine engine, lubrication and coooling , and other systems.

Aircraft Systems

Aircraft Systems

  • Author: David Lombardo
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780070386051
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1170
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What you need to know about how your airplane works. Focused on practical value to the pilot, Aircraft Systems takes you on a thoroughly illustrated tour of the systems that make your plane work, giving you step-by-step procedures and troubleshooting tips that improve safety and cut risk, no matter what the situation. Pilot/mechanic David A. Lombardo, author of Advanced Aircraft Systems, presents crucial information on systems in single- and light twin-engine planes. No matter what page you turn to, you'll find fully illustrated, system-by-system information that will help you: make better piloting decisions both in the air and on the ground; avoid risk with a better understanding of preflight inspections; troubleshoot in-flight problems and handle emergencies in any system; cut costs with better maintenance, improved communication with mechanics, and correct choices in engine overhauls; recognize and overcome bad interactions between systems; improve interpersonal relationships with passengers and crew. Full of life-saving information, from the anatomy of a tire, to emergency electrical system failure load shedding, Aircraft Systems delivers the critical, confidence-building guidance that you'll rely on every time you enter the cockpit.

Flight Theory and Aerodynamics

Flight Theory and Aerodynamics

A Practical Guide for Operational Safety

  • Author: Charles E. Dole,James E. Lewis,Joseph R. Badick,Brian A. Johnson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119233429
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 384
  • View: 413
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The pilot's guide to aeronautics and the complex forces of flight Flight Theory and Aerodynamics is the essential pilot's guide to the physics of flight, designed specifically for those with limited engineering experience. From the basics of forces and vectors to craft-specific applications, this book explains the mechanics behind the pilot's everyday operational tasks. The discussion focuses on the concepts themselves, using only enough algebra and trigonometry to illustrate key concepts without getting bogged down in complex calculations, and then delves into the specific applications for jets, propeller crafts, and helicopters. This updated third edition includes new chapters on Flight Environment, Aircraft Structures, and UAS-UAV Flight Theory, with updated craft examples, component photos, and diagrams throughout. FAA-aligned questions and regulatory references help reinforce important concepts, and additional worked problems provide clarification on complex topics. Modern flight control systems are becoming more complex and more varied between aircrafts, making it essential for pilots to understand the aerodynamics of flight before they ever step into a cockpit. This book provides clear explanations and flight-specific examples of the physics every pilot must know. Review the basic physics of flight Understand the applications to specific types of aircraft Learn why takeoff and landing entail special considerations Examine the force concepts behind stability and control As a pilot, your job is to balance the effects of design, weight, load factors, and gravity during flight maneuvers, stalls, high- or low-speed flight, takeoff and landing, and more. As aircraft grow more complex and the controls become more involved, an intuitive grasp of the physics of flight is your most valuable tool for operational safety. Flight Theory and Aerodynamics is the essential resource every pilot needs for a clear understanding of the forces they control.

Basic Wing and Airfoil Theory

Basic Wing and Airfoil Theory

  • Author: Alan Pope
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781258206772
  • Category:
  • Page: 312
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Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume II

Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume II

  • Author: Ray Prouty
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 055709044X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 364
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This is a collection of the Ray Prouty's columns in Rotor and Wing and American Helicopter Society's Vertiflite magazine from 1992 to 2004.

Aerodynamics for Aviators (eBundle)

Aerodynamics for Aviators (eBundle)

  • Author: Mark Dusenbury,Gary Ullrich,Shelby Balogh
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
  • ISBN: 9781619543379
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 256
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Trade Paperback + PDF eBook version: Trade paperback book comes with code to download the eBook from ASA's website. Aerodynamics is the study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air. Judging from the story of Daedalus and Icarus, humans have been interested in aerodynamics and flying for thousands of years, although flying in a heavier-than-air machine has been possible only in the last hundred years. However, the pilot of today must have a greater technical knowledge and understanding than the pilot of even 15 years ago, with today's multimillion-dollar, highly complex aircraft with many more systems and aerodynamic problems than their predecessors. To operate today's aircraft, a pilot must have more than just a basic knowledge of principles of flight. Aerodynamics for Aviators is written specifically for pilots, by pilots, and its purpose is to present the basic fundamentals of aerodynamics, communicated at the "pilot level." The safety and effectiveness of flying operations depends greatly on the understanding and appreciation of how and why an airplane flies, which makes aerodynamics a critically important subject for pilots. The book's content has been arranged to provide a complete reference for all phases of flying, for both low and high altitude operations, applicable to the problems of flight training, transition training, and general flying operations. This textbook is designed to be used with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved Part 141 Pilot School Training Course Outline, and will be equally effective for aviation maintenance training, university courses and self-study. The major topics discussed in this textbook mirror the FAA requirements for training a new private pilot, commercial pilot, and future transport category (ATP) pilot. Features key terms, color illustrations throughout, and mathematics described and depicted graphically for maximum comprehension. Review questions conclude each chapter.

Aerodynamics for Engineering Students

Aerodynamics for Engineering Students

  • Author: E. L. Houghton,P. W. Carpenter,Steven H. Collicott,Daniel T. Valentine
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0081002327
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 688
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Aerodynamics for Engineering Students, Seventh Edition, is one of the world’s leading course texts on aerodynamics. It provides concise explanations of basic concepts, combined with an excellent introduction to aerodynamic theory. This updated edition has been revised with improved pedagogy and reorganized content to facilitate student learning, and includes new or expanded coverage in several important areas, such as hypersonic flow, UAV’s, and computational fluid dynamics. Provides contemporary applications and examples that help students see the link between everyday physical examples of aerodynamics and the application of aerodynamic principles to aerodynamic design Contains MATLAB-based computational exercises throughout, giving students practice in using industry-standard computational tools Includes examples in SI and Imperial units, reflecting the fact that the aerospace industry uses both systems of units Improved pedagogy, including more examples and end-of-chapter problems, and additional and updated MATLAB codes