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A set of aeronautical themed calculators to assist pilots and engineers.
A set of aeronautical themed calculators to assist pilots and engineers.

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Online tutorials and resources focused on aircraft design and construction.

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High quality tutorials written to assist new pilots master the fundamental concepts needed to be a safe and proficient pilot.
High quality tutorials written to assist new pilots master the fundamental concepts needed to be a safe and proficient pilot.

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Bite-sized articles covering some basic aeronautical concepts.
Bite-sized articles covering some basic aeronautical concepts.

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Pressure and Density Altitude Calculator

Use this tool to calculate the Pressure and Density Altitude from airfield elevation, the local QNH and the Outside Air Temperature.
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27 November 2022

The Airspeed Indicator

The airspeed indicator (ASI) is an instrument that makes use of the aircraft’s pitot-static system to provide the pilot with a reading of the aircraft's speed.
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30 September 2022

The Aircraft Pitot Static System

This post details the pitot static system which provides pressure readings to the three pressure-based primary flight instruments: the airspeed indicator, the altimeter, and the vertical speed indicator.
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28 September 2022

An Introduction to Aircraft Wheels and Tires

Aircraft wheels and tires are designed to support the full weight of that aircraft while on the ground, and the static and dynamic loads generated during taxi, take-off and landing.
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17 May 2022

Aircraft Braking Systems

All modern aircraft are fitted with a braking system to assist in slowing and stopping when on the ground.
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17 May 2022

Aircraft Landing Gear Design

The landing gear, or undercarriage, has two primary requirements: to support the aircraft while on the ground and to absorb the large landing loads.
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17 May 2022

The Aircraft Hydraulic System

Hydraulics are a critical system on almost all modern aircraft. Light aircraft primarily make use of hydraulics to transmit braking forces from the cockpit to the brake disk or drum.
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28 September 2022

Aircraft Tail Surfaces: Stability, Control and Trim

Learn more about an aircraft’s tail section with a focus on the tail’s impact in three primary areas: stability, control, and trim.
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18 May 2022

Aircraft Flap and Slat Systems

This tutorial focuses exclusively on the aerodynamics and structural design of the high lift flap and slat system.
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18 May 2022

Wing Loads and Structural Layout

This tutorial focuses on the structural design of the wing and introduces the control surfaces attached to the wing’s trailing edge.
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28 September 2022
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