Design process: wing size and landing distance.
Its easy to get carried away with new systems and technology that promise to make your airplane faster, smarter and even safer. But sometimes more is just more.
Design Process-balance, part 2.
Once the size and planform of the wing have been determined, it’s time to choose (or design) the airfoil.
Aeroelasticity—structure with a twist.
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...
Load distributions, part 2.
How do the power-to-weight ratio, wing loading, drag effects and propeller choices affect an aircrafts climb rate and climb angle?