Last month we took a look at the basic characteristics of the two most common landing gear configurations: tricycle and taildragger. We will now...
Load distributions, part 2.
Design process: wing size and landing distance.
This month we use the accumulated flight-test data to determine what exactly is causing the unacceptable flying qualities of the airplane so that the best way to fix the problem can be identified;
Design process, part 7-runway surface.
For the past few editions of Wind Tunnel, we’ve been exploring the factors that drive the configuration and placement of landing gear. Last month...
Wing root junctions.
Airplanes are surprisingly flexible, and changes in their shape can affect aerodynamic characteristics. Barnaby Wainfan explains how the two are coupled.
Like a wing, a propeller blade is characterized by its area, planform, and airfoil cross section.
Algebra and the elevator control system.