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How do we derive Lift Coefficient of an airplane's wing?

In many references I read that lift coefficient ($C_l$) is a product of wind tunnel test. But many times I read the formula to calculate the coefficient of lift. From the lift equation, $$L=\frac{1}{2}...
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How do I compute thrust of a rotor disk and the necessary power to drive it??

as it seems, this question has been asked a few times here so please forgive me for asking again. If I have 50 BHP shaft power available at 5000 RPM and 106 N.m torque, then can I convert it to 200 ...
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How do the cockpit controls of a tiltrotor aircraft work?

I'm having trouble trying to imagine the primary flight controls in the cockpit of a tiltrotor aircraft - how would one design it? In an airplane, turning the wheel to the left would always deflect ...
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Are there any civilian powered-lift aircraft besides the AW609?

I was looking at the difference between rotorcraft and powered-lift and every example I saw was a military application (Osprey or Harrier or F35) The FAA defines powered-lift: Powered-lift means a ...
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How would you get certified for the AgustaWestland AW609 as a rotorcraft pilot or without any previous certification?

It seems like AgustaWestland might finally get certification for the AW609 in the next couple of years. Let's say I buy one to transport people to the offshore oil platforms that I hypothetically own....