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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.
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
Welcome to part two in a three-part mini-series focusing on the aircraft electrical system. In the previous post we introduced the electrical system and discussed
This is the third and final post in a three-part mini-series on the aircraft electrical system. In the previous post we discussed the alternator which
The internal combustion (IC) engine is the powerplant used on almost all light general aviation aircraft today. Electrical aircraft motors promise a new and cleaner
Most internal combustion engines work on one of two principles of operation: a two-stroke cycle or a four-stroke cycle. Four-stroke engines are the predominant type
In the previous post on the topic of piston aircraft engines we discussed the four-stroke cycle, digging into the details of what happens inside the
In a light aircraft, the power and torque generated by the engine while it is running is not only used to produce the thrust necessary
In a previous post we introduced the various engine systems found on a light airplane. We now focus our attention to the ignition system, and
Internal combustion engines must be adequately lubricated and cooled while running in order to provide safe operation and to function as the manufacturer intended. In
Fundamentals of Aircraft Design Series:
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