Questions tagged [fuselage]

The main body of the airplane that holds the cargo and passengers.

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MD81: Why are there so many lights on the fuselage?

Looking at this photo I can see lots of lights on the fuselage of this MD81. It can't be a reflection, can it? Source: Airliners.net Why are there so many lights?
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Which aluminium alloy is used in the Boeing 747's fuselage?

Which aluminium alloy is used in the Boeing 747's fuselage?
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Do fuselage rip/crack/damage sensors exist?

Are there sensors that can detect a rip, crack or damage in the fuselage skin by not using air pressure differential on aircraft?
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Beside payload size, what precise factors are considered to choose the fuselages shape?

I am currently reading this very interesting book, which explains -I guess- most of the things you need to know in order to design aircraft. Yet it is not clear to me besides the payload size what ...
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Why are 737 fuselages built in Kansas?

737 fuselages are built in Wichita Kansas and are transported by train to Renton, Washington, where the plane is assembled. Why outsource the fuselage all the way to Kansas? The cost of moving the ...
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Which FAA or EASA regulation does prevent a high wing to cross the passenger compartment?

I'm looking for reference subpart and eventually chapter in either FAA or EASA regulation where it is stated that for passenger aircraft with high wing passenger compartment can not be interrupted by ...
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How can I modify a fuselage to increase the payload?

I'm designing a regional turboprop for a university assignment. The design requirements are very similar to the Dash 8 Q400 in terms of passenger capacity (90 pax), speed, range, runway length ...
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What creates most drag during flight: fuselage or wings?

From pic 1, I know the drag line is below the thrust line, but I am puzzled about where the drag line is in pic 2? Secondly, what creates most of the drag in flight, is it the fuselage or the wings?
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What makes fast decompression so dangerous for the fuselage?

There have been flight accidents which involved structural failure after fast decompression of the cabin, like BOAC Flight 781. I'm thinking about how decompression can destabilize or destroy the ...
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Could some one explain me with the mathematical relations on how the double bubble fuselage cross section (example A380) is designed. [closed]

Could some one explain me with the mathematical relations on how the double bubble fuselage cross section (example A380) is designed.
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What are the disadvantages of a twin boom aircraft?

Not to be confused with twin fuselage design. Especially for high wing span UAVs, twin boom design seems to be a better option as it will reduce wing bending in flight. But it is not normally used, ...
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How is a horizontal stabilizer attached to the fuselage and works as a trimmable Horizontal Tail as well?

I am trying to figure out how does the horizontal stab attached itself to the plane and moves up and down? Is the HS attached by the rear spar and to the fuselage?
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Why don’t double-bubble fuselages cause severe fatigue problems?

In response to my previous two questions about fatigue issues, or the lack thereof, generated by the cusps in double-bubble-fuselaged aircraft (Stratocruiser, DC-9-80), I received a number of answers ...
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How much does (or can) the fuselage of a long aircraft flex?

How much will the unsupported ends of an airliner's fuselage droop in level flight? In turbulence, how much vertical movement will they experience relative to the wing? And finally, in extreme ...
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Elliptical cross section fuselage [duplicate]

Could someone help me understand the mathematics involved in Elliptical cross section fuselage that are used in A380. Also how double bubble cross sections are calculated.
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How fuselage creates lifting force when plane flying on a side?

On a question "How plane able to fly on a side" people answer that it's because fuselage shape crate lifting force and plane should have enough thrust. But that seems vague to me. How fuselage creates ...
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Does installing a PTZ dome camera outside the aircraft violate any FAA rules?

I want to install a big PTZ camera at the exterior of the plane like A380 which can give the pilot a clear view while landing or taxing. I have gone through a similar question but it doesn't give any ...
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How to calculate the fuselage geometrical parameters?

How I can calculate the fuselage midsection having a constraint length? Also, if I want a cross section shaped like an Antonov that on top of it have a lower ratio than the bottom, as that is part or ...
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How much aluminum was used in the Boeing 727?

What is the weight of aluminum used in the Boeing 727 fuselage? Do you know where I can find it? Any manual or site or something like that?
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Wing fuselage joint in small aeroplanes [duplicate]

I know that there are bolts to connect the centre wing boxes of the fuselage and wings in large aircraft, but what are the methods of connecting the wings and fuselage of small aeroplanes? I’m mostly ...
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Is bleed air for fuselage pressurization at altitude purified or sterile/ If so how is this done [duplicate]

I just saw in the news, The epidemic deadly airborne disease Ebola has started killing people once again in Africa. Aircraft to and from the EU, the US and the rest of world fly over this deadly zone ...

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