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### Aerodynamic Lift, Drag and Moment Coefficients

An introduction to the aerodynamic lift, drag, and pitching moment coefficient with an example from two NACA airfoils.
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28 September 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

### Sweep Angle and Supersonic Flight

This tutorial the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series looks in more detail at sweep angle and why sweep is necessary for supersonic flight.
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28 September 2022

### Fundamental Forces in Flight

All aircraft are subjected to four fundamental forces in flight that governs their motion through the air: LIFT, WEIGHT, THRUST and DRAG.
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18 May 2022

### Turbulent Skin Friction Coefficient

The variation in turbulent flat plate skin friction coefficient with Reynolds number is used when compiling an estimation of aircraft parasitic drag.
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28 September 2020

### Wing to Fuselage Interference Factor

This calculator provides an estimation of the interference factor between a wing and a fuselage and is used when estimating aircraft parasitic drag.
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28 September 2020

### Lifting Surface Correction Factor

This calculator provides an estimation of the lifting surface correction factor used when compiling an estimation of the zero lift drag produced by the wing.
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28 September 2020

### Quiz: Lift and Drag Fundamentals

Test your knowledge of the principles of lift and drag with this short quiz.
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13 June 2023

### Fundamental Aerodynamics: Lift, Weight, Thrust and Drag Explained

Introducing the fundamental forces of flight - lift, drag, thrust, and weight - and how they work together to shape aircraft performance and handling.
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01 May 2024

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