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Latest in our Online Ground School:
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A hydraulic system allows for forces to be applied, multiplied, and transmitted from one location to another through an incompressible fluid medium. Hydraulics are a
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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
multi-disc-brake
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
tire-nomenclature
The wheels and tires (tyres) fitted to an aircraft are designed to support the full weight of that aircraft while on the ground, as well
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
Welcome to part three in a five-part series on airframe structures and control surfaces. This tutorial focuses on the structural design of the wing and
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Welcome to part four in of a five-part series on airframe structures. In the previous tutorial we discussed the wing structure, now we will focus
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This is the final tutorial in a five-part mini-series on airframe structures and control surfaces. The previous tutorial focused on wing flap and slat systems.
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The electrical system is essential to the proper functioning of any modern aircraft and is responsible for running everything from the lights and avionics, to
Fundamentals of Aircraft Design Series:
C150M on take-off
Welcome to the first of a ten part series on the fundamentals of aircraft design. The aim of this series
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In the previous post we introduced the four fundamental forces acting on an aircraft during flight: Lift, Drag, Thrust and
aircraft-aspect-ratio-formula
This is the third post in a series of fundamental aircraft design articles which aim to give you an introduction
sweep-angle-definition-complete
The concept of wing sweep was introduced in the previous post which discussed the concepts of Wing Area and Aspect
airfoil-nomenclature
This is part 5 in a series of fundamental aircraft design articles that aims to give you an introduction to
wing-structure-labelled
Welcome to part 6 of a series on an Introduction to Aircraft Design. In part 5 we looked at the
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This is part 7 of a series on the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design. In part 6 we looked at the
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This is part 8 in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In the previous posts we’ve looked at both the
interference-excrescence-drag
Welcome to Part 9 in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In the previous posts we have covered the fundamentals
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Welcome to Part 10, the final installment in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In Part 9 we completed a