Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 5.

Wind Tunnel

The discussion of lateral/directional stability continues with an examination of dihedral effect and the effect of roll;

Wind Tunnel

How do the power-to-weight ratio, wing loading, drag effects and propeller choices affect an aircrafts climb rate and climb angle?

Wind Tunnel

The way lift is distributed along a wing's span affects both the structure and its aerodynamics.

Wind Tunnel

STOL!

Stressing Structure

Bolted joints.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and takeoffs.

Wind Tunnel

Barnaby Wainfan explores the optimum size of a wing and the best ways to balance performance and efficiency.

Design Process: Landing Gear, Part 3

Last month we took a look at the basic characteristics of the two most common landing gear configurations: tricycle and taildragger. We will now...

Design Process: Planform Effects on Structure and Weight

Last month we took a look at how the planform of the wing affects the spanwise distribution of lift along the wing. The shape...

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