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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.
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
Learn more about an aircraft’s tail section with a focus on the tail’s impact in three primary areas: 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
An aircraft electrical system includes an engine driven generator which provides a continuous source of electricity once the engine is running.
An aircraft electrical system includes an engine driven generator which provides a continuous source of electricity once the engine is running.
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28 September 2022
The altimeter is one of the primary flight instruments and is used to measure vertical height. This post covers operating principles and altimeter design.
The altimeter is one of the primary flight instruments and is used to measure vertical height. This post covers operating principles and altimeter design.
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27 June 2023
An introduction to the fundamental physical laws governing heaver-than-air flight, and how this translates to the motion of an aircraft in flight.
An introduction to the fundamental physical laws governing heaver-than-air flight, and how this translates to the motion of an aircraft in flight.
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20 July 2023
The question of how an airplane’s wing produces lift  is one of the most frequently asked aeronautical questions and also one of the most poorly explained.
The question of how an airplane’s wing produces lift is one of the most frequently asked aeronautical questions and also one of the most poorly explained.
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18 August 2023
An introduction to the composition and physical properties of our atmosphere, and how this relates to aircraft performance.
An introduction to the composition and physical properties of our atmosphere, and how this relates to aircraft performance.
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28 July 2023
Adverse yaw describes an aircraft’s natural tendency to yaw in the opposite direction to the direction of a banked turn.
Adverse yaw describes an aircraft’s natural tendency to yaw in the opposite direction to the direction of a banked turn.
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11 February 2024
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