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Horizontal Stabilizer Crack
In 2014 Van’s Aircraft put out a service bulletin for potential cracking in the...
Aircraft Handling: Making the Compromises Work
Doug Rozendaal brings his considerable experience to a discussion of flight handling characteristics and his favorite aircraft. Among the factors designers consider are stability, control response, feel, personal preferences, FAA requirements, stick force, center of gravity, center of pressure, and the flight envelope. Every design is a compromise.
A Bit About Blades
Like a wing, a propeller blade is characterized by its area, planform, and airfoil cross section.
Invention and experimentation in actual practice (compared to idealized fantasy) don’t usually offer up...