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Barnaby Wainfan

Barnaby Wainfan
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Barnaby Wainfan is a principal aerodynamics engineer for Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Design organization. A private pilot with single engine and glider ratings, Barnaby has been involved in the design of unconventional airplanes including canards, joined wings, flying wings and some too strange to fall into any known category.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-CG loading, part 2.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-CG loading.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: balance, part 3.

Wind Tunnel

Design Process-balance, part 2.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: balance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and landing distance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and stall speed.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and takeoffs.

Repair Barn to the Rescue

The Aircraft Repair Barn at Oshkosh is where airplanes that have mechanical problems or damage go to be repaired during AirVenture.  The Repair Barn...

Wind Tunnel

Design process-wing size.

In Case You Missed it

Error Chain

Gear collapse-not all mishaps happen in the air. By Russ Erb.

Weather to Fly and Weather On the Web

Whether you want to learn more about weather or already understand it and are looking for better pre-flight weather resources, author Bob Fritz fills you in on the latest and greatest assets on DVD and on the web.

Smooth Out Your Ride

Maintenance matters.

Maintenance Matters

Spark plugs-A window into how your engine is running.