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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.
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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Introduction to Aircraft Engine Systems - Ignition, Lubrication & Fuel

An introduction to the various aircraft systems run off the engine in a typical light aircraft. This includes ignition, fuel, electrical and pressurization.
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18 May 2022

Aircraft Piston Engine Operation

A look at the various cockpit engine instruments found in a typical light aircraft and the operation of a piston aircraft engine.
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18 May 2022

The Four Stroke Engine Cycle

Four-stroke engines are the most common engine type in use in the general aviation industry. In this tutorial we will examine the four-stroke cycle in detail.
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28 September 2022

Introduction to Aircraft Internal Combustion Engines

The internal combustion (IC) engine is the powerplant used on almost all light general aviation aircraft today.
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18 May 2022

Crosswind Calculator

Our crosswind calculator can be used to quickly determine the parallel and crosswind components of the wind relative to the runway.
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16 November 2022

Aircraft Engine and Propeller Sizing

A method of sizing an engine and propeller for a light sport aircraft is described and thrust curves plotted to determine maximum theoretical speed.
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28 September 2022

The Aircraft Drag Polar

The drag polar is a fundamental aspect of aircraft design and performance analysis. This tutorial will provide you with the tools to construct your own.
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28 September 2022

Aircraft Horizontal and Vertical Tail Design

A post on the design of the horizontal and vertical tail, and an introduction to a method to size both surfaces.
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28 September 2022

Fuselage Sizing and Design

An introduction to aircraft fuselage design. Construction methods, sizing, and fuselage loading.
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28 September 2022

Introduction to Wing Structural Design

An introduction to the structural design of an aircraft wing, looking at the wing loading and design of a semi-monocoque structure.
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06 August 2022
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