Questions tagged [engineering]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Under what engine conditions is glide performance typically determined in performance charts?

The performance section of an information manual I am using states that the glide range indicated is "power off". Does this terminology definitely imply that the engine is not firing? or ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

How can I be US aircraft maintenance technician?

I have only an airframe-related experience of 8 years without a license, but have logbook, my US citizenship in process, and want to become an aircraft technician. How can I become a US aircraft ...
7
votes
1answer
908 views

Could an F-35 really be 3% rare-earth?

The Financial Times' China targets rare earth export curbs to hobble US defence industry states: Fighter jets such as the F-35, a Lockheed Martin aircraft, rely heavily on rare earths for critical ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Sustainable aircraft technologies

I'm a student starting a research project on sustainable aircraft technologies. I've been particularly interested by distributed electric propulsion (DEP), which is currently being tested by NASA with ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

Deicing Rod for Propellers

Similar to a card hitting the spokes of a bicycle, the card is soft enough to knock the dust off the spokes with no damage. What material would be best to impede the propellers to chip off the ice. ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Do modern aircraft still use load bearing ribs in wing construction?

Modern aircraft are generally of monocoque construction. Does this apply only to the fuselage, or are modern wings made without load bearing ribs as well? Are they just for shaping of the metal skin?
34
votes
1answer
4k views

How does a towed banner maintain a steady tilt?

Today a small airplane is towing an advertising banner, about 20 by 30 feet, in a circular path around my town's university campus. The banner stays tilted about 45 degrees to make it easier to read ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How does a helicopter swash plate move? [duplicate]

I've looked everywhere but I can't find a good diagram of the inside mechanics of helicopter. I know what swashplate does but I want to how it is moved by the stick. Can someone pls give me a good ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

How does one specialize in a certain sub-field of aerospace engineering? [closed]

I want to become an aerospace engineering but want to be specialized in Aerodynamics. How do I do this in college?
0
votes
0answers
34 views

What does the difference between a 'Mechanical Engineer' and an 'Aerospace Engineer' who both work on planes? [duplicate]

What does the difference between a 'Mechanical Engineer' and an 'Aerospace Engineer' who both work on planes? Does one focus more on something than the other?
5
votes
2answers
334 views

What is the difference between Mechanical Engineer and Aerospace Engineer?

I really want to get into the Aerospace Engineer industry (I want to design the plane's airframe and basically a little bit of everything) but have no idea what to major in for any job. I'm really ...