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Questions about the different choices that aircraft designers (typically aerospace engineers) make in order to create an aircraft.

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The new wave of electric VTOL aircraft concepts (Joby Aviation, Zee, Lilium, Airbus A$^3$, etc...) has produced some audacious unconventional designs. Now my question is how Lilium's concept can be s …
asked Feb 10 '17 by mezzanaccio
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Like everything else, air will be accelerated either upwards or downwards if a force is applied to it. The aircraft's wing applies a downward force to the air mass thus accelerating it in that directi …
answered Feb 9 '17 by mezzanaccio
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Let us assume we have a rectangular, unswept wing with no dihedral and a given wing twist and we want to measure in flight or calculate its $c_L$ vs $\alpha$ (angle of attack) diagram. Of course each …
asked Mar 6 '18 by mezzanaccio