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This post will introduce the aircraft pitot static system which provides pressure readings to the three pressure-based primary flight instruments: the airspeed indicator, the altimeter,
This post is a part of our series on aircraft instrumentation and is dedicated to the airspeed indicator (ASI). This is an instrument that makes
An aircraft hydraulic system allows for forces to be applied, multiplied, and transmitted from one location to another through an incompressible fluid medium. Hydraulics are
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The landing gear, or undercarriage, has two primary requirements: (1) to support the aircraft while on the ground and (2) to absorb the large loads
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All modern aircraft are fitted with a braking system to assist in slowing and stopping when on the ground. Brakes are used not only to
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The wheels and tires (tyres) fitted to an aircraft are designed to support the full weight of that aircraft while on the ground, and transmit
Welcome to part one in a five-part series on airframe structures and control surfaces. The aim of this mini-series is to provide an introduction to
Welcome to part two in this five-part series on airframe structures. In this post we’ll be focusing on the fuselage; specifically, we discuss the design
flaps and ailerons on a wing
This is part three in a five-part series on airframe structures and control surfaces. This tutorial focuses on the structural design of an aircraft wing
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This is part four in of a five-part series on airframe structures. In the previous tutorial we discussed the wing structure, now we will focus
Fundamentals of Aircraft Design Series:
Welcome to the first of a ten part series on the fundamentals of aircraft design. The aim of this series is to give you an
In the previous post we introduced the four fundamental forces acting on an aircraft during flight: Lift, Drag, Thrust and Weight and examined how they
This is the third post in a series of fundamental aircraft design articles which aim to give you an introduction to aircraft design principles. In
The concept of wing sweep was introduced in the previous post which discussed the concepts of Wing Area and Aspect Ratio and their importance in
This is part 5 in a series of fundamental aircraft design articles that aims to give you an introduction to aircraft design principles. In a
Welcome to Part 6 of a series on an Introduction to Aircraft Design. In part 5 we looked at the role that the airfoil profile
This is Part 7 of a series on the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design. In part 6 we looked at the structural make-up of the wing.
This is part 8 in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In the previous posts we’ve looked at both the wing and fuselage in some
Welcome to Part 9 in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In the previous posts we have covered the fundamentals of flight, studied the wing,
Welcome to Part 10, the final installment in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In Part 9 we completed a preliminary drag estimation of a