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Temperature of airplane while flying? [duplicate]

When the air-plane reaches to the altitude of about 12,000 m or so, the airplane's outside cover is very cold due to the air temperature or very hot due to the friction? Or it depends on different ...
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How do fast-flying aircraft avoid overheating?

As a follow-up question to What is the typical temperature of an airliner's hull during flight? I wonder how very fast airplanes, such as the SR-71 mentioned, avoid overheating with a total air ...
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What is the difference between OAT, RAT, TAT, and SAT?

When I first started flying jet aircraft, I found different instruments that measure temperature in different ways and it was quite confusing. What is the difference between Outside Air Temperature,...
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Do aircraft use the majority of their fuel to overcome friction?

It was asserted (tangentially) in this question that airliners use most of their fuel to overcome frictional losses. Is that a true statement? If so, ...
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Does cargo heat failure require a diversion? What about if there are live animals in cargo?

There was a story in the news recently that an Air Canada 787-8, enroute from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Toronto (YYZ), diverted to Frankfurt (FRA) when the pilots discovered a problem with the cargo heat. ...
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Why is the temperature of the cabin so low during a flight?

While I understand that at very high altitudes the ambient air temperature is extremely cold outside the aircraft (-56 F), it always bothers me that I find myself sneezing and genuinely uncomfortable ...
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What is the relation between airspeed and generated heat at constant drag?

I understand higher speed, and higher drag mean higher adiabatic compression leading to heating up the air, and the plane as result. X-15 needed ablative coating to prevent overheating. On reentry of ...
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What is the temperature of intake air at several speed of sound intervals from 1x to 10x?

I watched a YouTube movie about Reaction Engines development of the Sabre engine which main feature is cooling intake air. However, I cannot find an overview of the temperature of intake air at ...
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Wingwalking at cruise on a jetliner [closed]

I have always wondered what the minimal equipment and best strategies would be for an average person to survive as much time as possible in cruise on a standard jetliner. Assume temperature is 20 c. ...
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What type of variation in temperature does the wing undergo?

Generally what is temperature variation does the wing of the commercial aircraft like A380 undergo , flying at mach speed of 0.8 and how does it affect the aircraft other than icing , what type of ...