Gyroplanes, part 5.
The discussion of lateral/directional stability continues with an examination of dihedral effect and the effect of roll;
How do the power-to-weight ratio, wing loading, drag effects and propeller choices affect an aircrafts climb rate and climb angle?
The way lift is distributed along a wing's span affects both the structure and its aerodynamics.
Design process: wing size and takeoffs.
Barnaby Wainfan explores the optimum size of a wing and the best ways to balance performance and efficiency.
Last month we took a look at the basic characteristics of the two most common landing gear configurations: tricycle and taildragger. We will now...
Last month we took a look at how the planform of the wing affects the spanwise distribution of lift along the wing. The shape...